What Does It Do?
Providing an Atmel 32U4 Arduino-compatible microcontroller, UHF radio, switchable power system, prototyping board and demo payloads, ubo does everything a real satellite does, in the comfort of your own home. We’re even providing a complete, Arduino-compatible software library to get you up and running straight away.
Why Would I Want One?
ubo is inspired by amateur and enthusiast-built satellites such as $50Sat, UoSAT, the AMSAT OSCAR series and the many, many student CubeSats. We want to show how easy it is to get a functional satellite working without needing years of experience or specialist knowledge.
We see many applications for the ubo, a few might be:
- An educational tool for schools and universities to learn about satellite engineering
- A creation platform for makers and engineering societies who want to develop their own experiments and instruments
- A platform for high altitude balloons, aircraft and drones
- A team-building activity
- Your own space flight mission?
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