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NANOSTAR is ready for landing!

NANOSTAR is ready for landing! After 40 months fostering a relevant training on nanosat technology, we celebrate our final event “NANOSTAR Academy Showcase”, where we will share the project’s results with the European Nanosatellite community. Join us next May 11th at 14:00h CET!

Awards ceremony to the students of the UC3M Phase 1 Second edition

The winning student team “UC3M StarWorms” of the Second Edition of the Space Mission Predesign Challenge of the NANOSTAR project,  have  been awarded officially at UC3M with various diplomas: participation best PDR document and best team Also a laptop per team component, and other small prizes: USB pendrives and NANOSTAR t-shirts. Congratulations to the team […]

The Eirballoon is launching today. Watch live!

The Eirballoon project is part of the NANOSTAR project and the 100th anniversary of the ENSEIRB-MATMECA engineering school, based in Bordeaux (France), partner of the NANOSTAR consortium. A team composed of five students from the ENSEIRB-MATMECA engineering school will launch a sounding balloon to take pictures of Bordeaux from the sky and measure properties of […]

Health check to a reaction wheel

With the support of NANOSTAR, our partner Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI, Portugal) is now developing a student CubeSat project called CUBISat. The objective is to develop a 1U CubeSat technology demonstrator for an Attitude and Dynamics control System. Magnetic attitude determination and control devices are one of the cheapest most reliable, small and lightweight attitude systems. […]


Implementation of high performance solvers for the resolution of stationary thermal models

This challenge consists in the development and implementation of high performance solvers for solving the thermal balance equation in a system of N nodes. Several methods have been used to implement the solvers, the most complex of all (the fixed point) being the one that has presented the best results, even beating the ESATAN commercial in resolution time by an order of magnitude. UPM, Spain