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.

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.

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.