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NANOSTAR meeting in Madrid

The NANOSTAR consortium meeting took place on November 13 and 14 at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The meeting has been an opportunity to overview the project progress and define the necessary actions for the Student Challenges competition launch. The main objective of the NANOSTAR project is to provide students with the experience of a […]


The objective of this challenge is to build from scratch a base station for nanosatellite. This challenge will be divided in three phases. Students are working on the first phase that consists in building a receiver for the NOAA19 satellite. Following this first phase, the second phase will consist in building a 433 MHz transceiver […]

NANOSTAR at the 11th International Workshop and Advanced School “Spaceflight Dynamics and Control” in Covilhã, Portugal

The 11th International Workshop and Advanced School “Spaceflight Dynamics and Control” took place at the University of Beira Interior in Covilhã, Portugal. It was organized by the Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies of the University of Beira Interior (C-MAST) and SpaceWay. The Workshop consisted of a number of lectures given by several well-known […]

What are cubesats?

These nanosatellites typically weigh between 1 and 10 kilograms and follow the popular ‘CubeSat’ standard, which defines the outer dimensions of the satellite within multiple cubic units of 10x10x10 cm. For instance, a 3-unit CubeSat has dimensions of 10x10x30 cm and weighs about 3-4 kg. This is typically the minimum size which can accommodate small […]