CubeSat Competition Schedule

 | Post date: 2022/01/18 | 

Dear participants 

The time for submitting the conceptual design document for the second round of the scientific and industrial competition for the design and development of a cubic satellite has ended. 

Please send your design document to WhatsApp number: 09016692067

 Thanks
Secretariat of Scientific and Industrial Competition for Design and development of Cube Satellites 🛰️

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“khayyam” remote sensing satellite

 | Post date: 2022/08/23 | 
 

Khayyam remote sensing satellite was launched successfully from baikonur cosmodrome

On the morning of Tuesday, august 9, 2022, the Iranian remote sensing satellite called “Khayyam” belonging to the Iranian space agency(ISA) was launched from the baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan by a soyuz 2.1b rocket and successfully placed in orbit.

“Khayyam” provides earth observation datasets with a resolution of approximately one (1) meter.

These data will be produced using well-designed, accurate and precise sensors in various spectrums. Khayyam satellite-based data will be used for peaceful purposes, including agricultural land monitoring, water resources management, natural disaster management, mining exploration, natural resources.

The control and operation of Khayyam, which was developed in a jointly cooperation with Russian federation, will be carried out by Iranian experts based in ground stations in the territory of  Iran.


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Successful launch of Khayyam satellite with Soyuz launcher

 | Post date: 2022/08/23 | 

Successful launch of Khayyam satellite with Soyuz launcher.

At 10:22 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, the Khayyam satellite was successfully launched from the Baikonur in Kazakhstan by the Soyuz satellite to be placed in an orbit of 500 km from the earth.

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The first Cubest conference with the presence of the head of Iran Space Agency

 | Post date: 2022/08/23 | 


The first CUBEST conference was held on July 12, 2022 with the presence of the head of the Iranian Space Agency in the Innovation and Prosperity Fund Conference Hall.

In this conference, the top teams of the first round of the competition presented the results, and the participating teams in the conceptual design phase of the second round and the members of the scientific committee of the competition were appreciated.

 

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The Iranian satellite

 | Post date: 2022/03/8 | 

Today, on March 8, 2022, Iran managed to indigenously inject the Iranian Noor 2 satellite into a 500-kilometer circular orbit by the three-stage Iranian Ghased launch vehicle.

The mission of this satellite is remote sensing and reconnaissance. Noor satellite separated from the last stage of the launcher 480 seconds after lift off and with the speed of 7.6 km/s.

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Promise of cooperation and assistance of the chief of the Iranian Space Agency with the team organizing the competition for designing and building a cubic satellite

 | Post date: 2022/03/3 | 

On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, during a meeting with the chief of the Iranian Space Agency and the Secretary of the Competition, Mr. Soradeghi and the directorate of Sahab Company at the Iranian Space Agency, while presenting the work done and the achievements of the competition, future plans to expand the Secretariat activities , Was explained and approved by the head of the organization and He promised to work with the organizing team.

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Communications type 6U CubeSats

 | Post date: 2022/02/28 | 

1. M6P 1,2

M6P is a 6U-CubeSat project being developed by the Lithuanian NanoAvionics as a pathfinder mission for their M6P cubesat platform. It is a ride-share mission for two customers.


 

During the mission NanoAvionics will be testing their 6U (called M6P – Multipurpose 6U Platform) platform based on a modular and highly integral design which extends payload volume. The M6P will be 4th Lithuanian built Cubesat and a lot of knowledge and experience will be used gathered from still active LituanicaSat-2 mission.

The M6P will be equipped with active stabilization: integrated magnetorquers and momentum wheels. There will also going to be installed in house build EPS, Flight computer with integrated ADCS, and COMMs. Satellite will also include 2 UHF transceivers (for redundancy purposes) that will work with deployable dual dipole turnstile type antennas.

The M6P platform also includes propulsion system capable to perform maneuvers such as orbital deployment, orbit maintenance, atmospheric drag compensation, precision flight in formations, orbit synchronization and atmospheric drag compensation resulting in extended satellite orbital lifetime. The propulsion unit also provides satellites with decommissioning utility at the end of mission, meeting the space debris mitigation requirements of ESA and NASA. So called “green” chemical propulsion system to reach TRL7 was previously launched with PSLV C-38 and successfully tested in orbit during LituanicaSat-2 mission. Propulsion experiment onboard M6P will bring propulsion system developed by NanoAvionics to TRL9.

To ensure the practical reliability of the platform, radiation-resistant components and design implementations have been incorporated to support critical systems such as the Flight Computer, Payload Controller, Electric Power System and Communication System. The platform is optimized to have a nominal 5 years operational lifetime in a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) environment.

The M6P satellite carries ride-share payloads for two customers:

  • SpaceWorks Orbital will be testing their IoT (Internet of Things) radio technology by demonstrationg ground to space communications for their low-cost IoT archtecture for their Blink Astro business line
  • Lacuna Space will demonstrate the receiving of LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) signals from terrestrial IoT devices to relay the data through the company's cloud-based Lacuna Network

Additionally, the satellite will demonstrate NanoAvioncs' M6P nanosatellite technology.

The satellite was released into a lower than planned orbit due to a delayed deployment, reducing the orbital life time slightly.

A second satellite, R 2 or M6P 2 will be launched in 2020. It is also a hosted payload rideshare mission. The payloads are one of OMS’s miniaturized passive microwave sensors, a Hall-Effect propulsion system demonstrator from Exotrail (?) and another Lacuna Space payload. The software developed by Exotrail (ExoOPS) for mission design and operation will serve as a key propulsion ground segment element for the mission.


2. Kepler constellation

Kepler Communications, a small satellite startup, is designing a constellation of CubeSats for Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and inter-satellite communications services.


Kepler offers two primary communications services. The first is a global data transfer service that will securely relay gigabytes of data in a high-bandwidth store-and-forward solution via a Ku-band high-data-rate communications system aboard each satellite. The second service will provide cellular-quality, standardized Internet of Things (IoT) connections linking sensors and devices anywhere on Earth with their service provider.
 

After the first initial prototypes, KIPP and CASE and TARS, Kepler needed a mass producible design for the operational constellation.

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) and Kepler Communications have entered into a satellite development and manufacturing agreement that could serve as a blueprint for future collaboration between microspace and newspace organizations. SFL has designed and built the first fully operational Gen1 nanosatellite in Kepler’s constellation of commercial communications satellites. The design of this satellite will be used by Kepler in mass producing 140 satellites. SFL personnel are assisting with the start up of production at a Kepler-owned and operated manufacturing facility where duplicate satellites will be mass produced. For Gen1, 15 satellites are planned.

SFL's 6U-XL CubeSat platform called Spartan features deployable solar arrays, software defined radios (SDR), a narrowband communications payload and high gain antennas.
 

3. Hydra Constellation

Hydra is a costellation 6U CubeSat developed by Aistech to provide thermal images of the Earth and also help with maritime and aeronautical tracking.


 

For imaging a multispectral imaging system able to take pictures in thermal, infrared and visual spectrum, is on board, for uses in forest management, fire detection, gathering data for agriculture like identifying the health of the plant, analysing land for expansion. It can also detect energy consumption and loss of buildings.

The satellites provide aircraft tracking tracking via an ADS-B receiver. Also a bidirectional communication system is on board to send and receive automatic information from the vessel or remote asset worldwide.

The first four satellites are to be launched in 2020. Aistech plans a constellation of 30 such nanosatellites encircling the planet.
 

4. Hyber 1 , 2

The Hiber 1 and 2 are 6U CubeSat pathfinder missions for Hiber Global's (formerly Magnitude Space) planned communications Cubesat constellation.


 

The Hiber constellation is to consist initially of 18 to 24 cubesats, later to expanded to 50, which are designed to provide connectivity for IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and devices that run on very limited power and are not latency-sensitive.

The 6U CubeSats are being built by ISIS. The payload is built by Hiber Global and integrated at ISIS into the satellites.

The Hiber 1 satellite was launched as a secondary payload on an Indian PSLV rocket in late November 2018. The second satellite, Hiber 2, was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket. In 2019, a Hiber satellite was planned to be launched on a dedicated Vector-R rocket, but did not take place due to Vector dropping out of business.

The company plans to start their services with the initial prototype satellites, and more cubesats are planned to launch in 2019 and 2020, increasing service quality. The second generation Hiber satellites are smaller 3U CubeSats.

 

5. MarCO A, B (Wall-E, Eva)

MarCO (Mars Cube One) is a two spacecraft mission to accompany the InSight Mars lander to provide real-time data relay during the landing phase, as the MRO, MAVEN, and Mars Odyssey orbiters will not be in position to receive InSight data. The probes are nick-named Wall-E and Eva.


 

The MarCO space craft were built at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the 6U-cubesats form factor. They feature two deployable solar arrays and a deployable X-band antenna and an UHF antenna. These provide an 8 kbps UHF link from InSight to MarCO and an 8 kbps X-band link: MarCO to the Deep Space Network (DSN).

A color wide-field engineering camera on each MarCO will be used to confirm high-gain antenna deployment. The wide-field camera has a 138-degree diagonal field of view. Each MarCO also carries a color narrow-field camera with a 6.8-degree diagonal field of view pointed in the direction of the UHF antenna (the opposite direction from the high-gain antenna). Both cameras can produce images 752 by 480 pixels in resolution.

Both MarCOs carry a self-contained propulsion system featuring a system-in-a-tank design with propellant storage and feed system, thrusters and a controller and sensor suite. It has four 4 axial and four RCS 25 mN thrusters using R236FA hydrofluorocarbon gas as propellant.

The MarCO satellites were deployed from the Atlas-5(401) launch vehicles upper stage and fly on their own to Mars, performing trajectory correction maneuvers.

Depending on remaining fuel, the MarCO crafts may continue on to visit a small body.



Reference: space.skyrocket.de


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Space Investment Quarterly- Q1 2021

 | Post date: 2022/02/28 | 

Over the last 10 years, there has been $186.7B of equity investment across 1,480 unique companies in the space economy, led by investment in the U.S. and China, which collectively account for 75% of the global total. Investors deployed another $4.5B into space companies in Q1, which was the fourth consecutive quarter of declining investment after a record quarter in Q2 2020. However, the trend towards larger, late-stage deals continued in Q1 with the top 10 rounds accounting for $3.5B or (77%) of the total investment in the quarter.
Early-stage activity remains healthy, accounting for 41% of rounds closed in Q1. Following a recording year of Infrastructure investment, the stack now accounts for 18% of total investment in the last 10 years.

In this article the space investment quaterly satatistics are announced.
 


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A new satellite construction project with an IOT mission

 | Post date: 2022/08/22 | 

The new satellite construction project with IOT mission was announced by the secretariat of the cubic satellite design and construction competition to the four teams that entered the phase of engineering model construction from the first round of the competition. Each of the four engineering model teams prepared a proposal for this mission and during a meeting held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at MCI LAB, they presented their proposal in order to select the most optimal design for this mission.

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A meeting to inquire about the construction of an engineering model

 | Post date: 2022/08/22 | 

On Monday, May 26, 1401, a meeting to inquire about engineering model construction and propose a new project to the teams was held in the presence of the supervisor of four engineering model construction teams, the secretary of the competition, and members of the scientific committee at MCI LAB. At the end of this meeting, it was decided that the S-band patch antenna and the panels are considered functional and the antenna pattern test is acceptable in a simulated way. It was also decided that by June 15th, during a meeting with the members of the scientific committee, the secretariat will announce the first schedule of the engineering model test (including the access of the teams to the laboratory and the delivery of ACS) to the teams that have entered the construction phase.

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Extension of the conceptual design phase of the second round of the competition

 | Post date: 2022/08/22 | 
Dear participants 

👉🏻With the request of most of the teams participating in the second round of the competition to increase the time of the conceptual design phase and after reviewing the issue by the scientific committee of the competition, it was agreed to extend the design phase time until the end of June,21,2022.

✨It should be noted that the scientific committee of the competition has decided to consider encouragement points for the teams that submit their design reports by April 20, 2022.

➡️So, the deadline for submitting the conceptua! design report will be June 21, 2022, and sending the report after April 20, until June 21, will not have any concession for the teams.

Thanks
Secretariat of Scientific and Industrial Competition for Design and Construction of Cube Satellite 🛰

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Signing a contract to build an engineering model

 | Post date: 2022/04/4 | 


On Sunday, March 13,2022, in a meeting with the presence of the competition secretary, Engineer Soradeghi, and the heads of the four teams that entered the phase of building the cubic satellite engineering model, a contract was signed between the competition secretariat and the top teams.

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meeting to present the progress report of the participating teams in the second round of the competition

 | Post date: 2022/03/14 | 

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, a meeting to present the progress report of the participating teams in the second round of the competition with the presence of foreign teams was held online in Skyroom. During the meeting, some teams had a 10-minute presentation in English.

Following issues were introduced by the presenting teams:
- Team's background and their members.
- Executive program.
- Current situation and activities.
- Suggestions and criticisms.

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Details of the meeting, presentation of the progress report of the teams of the second round of the competition

 | Post date: 2022/03/7 | 
🚀Dear Sir

✅It is reported that at 8:00 AM on Thursday, March 10, 2022, a meeting to present the progress report of the teams with the presence of foreign teams will be held in the Skyroom.

✅In this meeting, each team, depending on their arrival time, will be given a 10-minute presentation in English, or they can play their 10-minute pre-recorded video during the meeting, instead of presenting it in real time.

⚠️All teams must be present at the scheduled time.

* Skyroom Contest Address: https://www.skyroom.online/ch/smashayekhi92/cubest-meetings

Thanks

Secretariat of Scientific and Industrial Competition for Design and development of Cube Satellites 🛰️

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Holding introductory sessions and presenting the progress reports of the teams of the second round of the competition

 | Post date: 2022/02/27 | 
🚀 Greeting

✅ It is reported that from Thursday, March 10th, 2022, introductory sessions and presentation of the teams' progress report will be held in skyroom.

✅ In these sessions, each team will have a 10-minute presentation, and it is essential that presentations be made in English.

➡️ Topics that need to be covered in this presentation include:
- Introducing the group and members
- executive plan
- current situation
-announce suggestions and criticisms

⚠️ Teams can also play their 10-minute pre-recorded video during the meeting instead of presenting it in real time.

Thanks
Secretariat of Scientific and Industrial Competition for Design and development of Cube Satellites 🛰️

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Template of the first phase design report 2nd CubeSat Design

 | Post date: 2022/02/20 | 

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Joining the HES Faraand Gostar Research Company (HESCO) to sponsor the competition

 | Post date: 2022/02/20 | 
Greetings

In the second round of the competition, HES Faraand Gostar Research Company (HESCO) became one of the sponsors of the Cube Satellite Design and Construction Challenge.

Thanks to the director of HES Faraand Gostar Research Company (HESCO), we hope to take a big step towards achieving the goals of this scientific competition and the evolution of the space industry with this cooperation.

Secretariat of Scientific and Industrial Competition for Design and Construction of Cube Satellites 🛰️

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