The Satellite Applications Catapult has developed a build-your-own satellite kit. Over the course of a weekend (26/27 September 2015) you will assemble, test and program your own satellite, we’re then going to test your results by flying the kits on a weather balloon!
Our NanoSat design includes some basic sensors: temperature, light, orientation. We’re also providing a basic camera for image capture. This is your chance to get hands-on with the code to operate these devices that will give you the experience of working with modern embedded systems.
By the end of the weekend, you will have an understanding of the principles of how a typical satellite works; from the basic avionics systems to the operation of an on-orbit instrument.
Participants should be familiar with basic programming skills in C, ideally on the Arduino platform. If you’ve ever wired up a simple experiment or experimented with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis or mbeds, you’ll be fine.