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Evaluating the Space Mission Predesign Challenge 2nd edition

The Evaluation Committee, composed of members from all NANOSTAR institutions, evaluating the received designs from student teams, and selecting the winning proposal at Bordeaux‐INP / ENSEIRBMATMECA. This NANOSTAR challenge has consisted in predesigning a nanosatellite that will perform an ambitious scientific mission. The goal of the mission is to verify the survivability in space of a marine […]

CubeSat finds its way in space with Galileo receiver

A miniature CubeSat has become the first satellite to perform Galileo-based position fixes in orbit using a commercial satnav receiver. CubeSats are nanosatellites based on standardised 10 cm-sized units. Originally devised for educational uses, they are nowadays being put to commercial and technology testing uses. The Swiss Astrocast company is assembling a constellation based on […]

NANOSTAR meeting in Covilhã

Last Wednesday, October 30, took place the kick-off meeting of the NANOSTAR Work Package 5 at Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI) in Covilhã , Portugal. The priority of this Work Package is to ensure the continuity of the NANOSTAR project with the development of new interuniversity projects and support for the creation of new start-ups. At […]

NANOSTAR Student Challenges at UC3M

Today, at UC3M, we presented to students both the re-edition of the preliminary design challenge and the specific UC3M design and test challenges. The time for great ideas and intuitions has finally come! Register for both types of challenges here.  

NANOSTAR Detailed Design and Testing Challenges: Online registration is open!

NANOSTAR is a European project to support the training and development of student nanosatellites in the south west of Europe. In this phase, each institution of the project will be offering specific challenges on the design, development and testing of nanosatellite components. NANOSTAR specific design, development and testing challenges start! In this project phase, each […]

Innovation challenges of ENSEIRB-MATMECA

The 3rd edition of the “Innovation Challenges” event will take place at the ENSEIRB-MATMECA on Monday, September 30th, 2019 from 9am to 5.30pm and will bring together 2nd year students from all sectors of the school. The objective of this event is to allow students to work on a challenge in a phase of idea […]

MOON INVADERS at the SEEA conference

The winners of the first edition of the Space Mission Predesign NANOSTAR Challenge, MOON INVADERS, from Universidade da Beira Interior (Portugal) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), have presented their work today at the Symposium on Space Educational Activities (SSEA) at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom). Congratulations!! MOON INVADERS team (Francisca Oliveira, Gustavo Ribeiro, Jorge […]

NANOSTAR Space Mission Predesign Challenge Second edition: Online registration is open!

NEW DEADLINE: November 4, 2019!!!!! NANOSTAR is a European project to support the training and development of student nanosatellites in the south west of Europe. This NANOSTAR challenge consists in predesigning a nanosatellite that will perform an ambitious scientific mission. The goal of the mission is to verify the survivability in space of a marine […]

IEEE MTT-Sat Challenge is calling for your ideas!

The MTT-Sat Challenge is a worldwide competition for teams of undergraduate and graduate students to design and build radio frequency (RF) and microwave hardware for small satellites. The most promising designs will undergo space environmental qualification testing and will be incorporated in a cubesat, which will be launched into orbit (in case MTT-Sat Challenge secures […]