QB50 satellites ready for launch

On the 12th of April, the historic date of Yuri Gagarin’s flight and the first Space Shuttle flight, the final QB50 satellite (GB06) was integrated into its QuadPack and with that came a finish to the ‘Delft’-activities directly involving the QB50 teams themselves. Congrats to all teams!

ISILaunch17 satellites status

With the 104 ‘PSLV-C37’ satellites having completed a handful of orbits around the Earth, a first coarse overview on the status of the 101 non-Indian satellites: Dove (Flock 3p): many are “reporting for duty”. LEMUR: see https://spire.com/ PEASSS: contact has been established and packets were received. DIDO-2: contact has been …

The QuadPack line-up

For the final flight preparation of all the doors holding CubeSats inside the QuadPacks on this ISILaunch17 / PSLV C37 launch, we had the opportunity to put all Quadpacks in a single row, to make working on them with multiple people easier. As a result, we noticed that we created …

Processing of a special QuadPack

During the final preparations for launch at the launch site in India, one of the QuadPacks processed was the one with the winning slogan of young Dutch boy Bas Smeltekop from a drawing competition held during the ESTEC Open Days in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The first prize was to fly …

Integration team at SHAR

With the knowledge that all hardware had arrived at the Launch Site Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, it was time for the integration team to accomplish the same. Hence, on Monday the first group departed to arrive at Chennai on Tuesday morning to subsequently be at SHAR in the afternoon. …

Shipment to the launch site

With the fit checks successfully completed, and integration of all the satellites into QuadPacks done, we had reached the point of packing and shipping all the satellites to the Launch Site. So we gathered all the QuadPacks and associated interface hardware and started packing. With all clearances arranged, the shipment …

Introducing BGUSat

Another passenger of the ISILaunch17 Campaign is BGUSat, a 3U CubeSat built by Ben Gurion University of Israel, with support from Israeli Aerospace Industries. It is a technology demonstrator mission for various new nanosatellite avionics systems developed for future operational missions, while the primary mission objectives are cloud imaging for …

Introducing PEASSS

In this post, we’re introducing the PEASSS satellite, one of the passengers in the ISILaunch17 Campaign. PEASSS stands for “Piezo Electric Assisted Smart Satellite Structure”. Some background on the project and the satellite: The objective of the PEASSS is to develop, manufacture, test and qualify ‘smart structures’ which combine composite …

Electrical fit check

Having traveled over the weekend to Thiruvananthapuram (in short Trivandrum) in the state of Kerala in the Southwest of India, a three-member team of ISISpace performed and supported critical fit- and interface-checks on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of January. The team brought to the VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE (VSSC) …