To boldly go where no student has gone before!
The portfolio of the TU Wien Space Team also includes CubeSats. These are small satellites that are transported into space and perform a specific experiment there.
Together with the FH Wiener Neustadt, a CubeSat project has already been successfully implemented:
Our main task in this project was the development of the Power Supply Unit (PSU) and the Board Computer (OBC). The TU Wien Space Team also developed the hardware and software of the base plate with its own camera module, which provides photos from space.
From 2018 to 2020 the TU Wien Space Team was working on the CubeSat project DISCO One. However, this CubeSat remained a concept as the science payload – the modulating retro-reflector – couldn’t be realized.
- DISCO One (Concept):
The DISCO One project is developing and deploying a technology called Modulating retro-reflectors (MRR) designed specifically for micro-satellites that addresses these two issues.
In Summer 2020 a new project was started.
The CubeSat shall provide an educational platform for students from AHS and HTL as the CubeSat holds a sensor board, which can be programmed individually. The read-out measurement data will then be transmitted back to Earth for further processing.
A presentation of the Pegasus and DISCO One CubeSat projets by Andreas Sinn at Space Event 2019 (German):