SA Cubed - ZA5 represents a Radical new Power Distribution Design, with approximately 15% less power requirements compared to our previous CubeSat's.

PROJECT STATUS

CLOSED 2014
BUILD - COMPLETED 2015
TESTING  - COMPLETED 2014

PROJECT OBJECTIVES
  • Design and build a cost-effective CubeSat based on original design specification
  • Evaluate actual resource requirements
  • Evaluate different COTS subsytems for inclusion in the final Project
  • Develop and/or implement basic software libraries
  • Demonstrate system functionality
  • Conduct subsystems tests and analyse data
   
PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

Weight:    <1kg (989g)
Size:         10cm*10cm*10cm
Pumpkin 1U Chasis**

COMPONENTS
  • Processor 1 :  ARDUINO MEGA
  • Processor 2: ARDUINO PRO
  • Processor 3: ARDUINO PRO
  • Processor 4: . PIC16F877, 64kbytes EEPROM
  • 900MHZ / 433MHz Tx/Rx for uplink/downlink Communication
  • Power Distribytion System
  • Li-ion Batteries and battery conditioning circuitry
  • Solar cell with charging and protection circuitry