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And the winners of the NANOSTAR Detailed Design and Test Challenges are…

Last Tuesday May 11th, NANOSTAR celebrated its final event, where all the partners had the opportunity of sharing the project’s results with the European Nanosatellite community. In the morning, the best 10 teams of the NANOSTAR Detailed Design and Test Challenges presented their projects. The NANOSTAR jury panel selected the best three teams, which were announced […]


Detailed Design & Test Challenges Awards Ceremony at UC3M

A total of 11 teams and 21 students from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) participated in these challenges. Last May 5th, NANOSTAR held at UC3M the awards ceremony of all the students of this university who have participated in the detailed design and test challenges of the NANOSTAR project. The students received USB pens, […]


ARDUINO Hackathon

The winning team was LIGHT PACE, composed by the students Juan Alfaro Moreno and Isaac Robledo Martín. Congratulations to the winners and to all participating students! On April 13, 14 and 19, a 3-day ARDUINO hackathon was organized in the context of the NANOSTAR Student Challenges at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), thanks to […]


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. […]