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Pocket News, May 2020

MURB Space enhances PocketQube assembly MURB Space, based in Warsaw, Poland, have launched a 1D MGSE (Mechanical Ground Support Equipment). Up to 3p PocketQubes can be mounted and rotated on the MGSE. This is useful for improving time, cost, and safety during the assembly process when components are fitted into the satellite as well as during the subsequent testing stages. In addition to the 1D counterpart, MURB Space also offer a 3D MGSE which you can see in action below. http://www.murb-space.com/products/1d-mgse-for-pocketqubes/ The story behind Alba Orbital’s 3D printed PocketQube deployer On the 6th of December 2019, Alba Orbital successfully deployed 6 PocketQubes via their AlbaPod v2 into low Earth orbit. In developing the AlbaPod v2, the company worked with an Italian-based 3D printing company, CRP Technology, who specialise in supplying high performance rapid prototypes. Their leading line of products is called Windform┬«, a range of carbon-composite materials suitable for selective laser sintering (SLS) manufacturing and rated for space applications by NASA and ESA. https://www.crptechnology.com/windform-functional-3d-printed-pocketqube-deployer/ Watch the talks from the Online Space Workshop 2020 This event was hosted by AMSAT Nepal in collaboration with ORION Space on May 2-3, 2020. The workshop featured seven speakers, with three topics on PocketQubes, and additional talks including camera design for LEO Earth observation.... read more
Welcome to UBO

Welcome to UBO

Welcome and thanks for coming to the buildUBO website. In a nutshell, UBO is a 1p (5 x 5 x 5 cm) PocketQube kit, ready to be assembled by the user. It aims to replicate the core subsystems of a satellite, such as an on-board computer and radio communications. With the kit, we provide software libraries that anyone with experience of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or similar systems can get up and running for quick and easy interfacing with the UBO hardware. UBO is a project that was started at the Satellite Applications Catapult around 2014. The Satellite Applications Catapult is one of a network of technology centres (Catapults) which are based around the UK, each with their own specific focus. Our mission is to grow the UK space economy; UBO satisfies a huge demand for outreach and education in space by providing an accurate yet affordable representation of a satellite. In the past, we’ve run workshops across the globe! The Catapult is based in Harwell in the UK, our address is: Satellite Applications Catapult Electron Building Fermi Avenue Harwell OX11 0QR You can contact us at: Web: sa.catapult.org.uk Email: info@sa.catapult.org.uk Phone: +44 (0) 1235 567999... read more