The representation of PW-Sat2 team participated in Deorbit Device Competition, which took place during the UNISEC-Global Meeting. We are glad to inform that PW-Sat2’s deorbit sail won the second place, gaining committee’s and participants’ recognition and applaud.
Once again we would like to thank the Embassy of Poland in Sofia for support during our travel to the conference. We are also grateful to the Dean of The Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering for financing our stay in Bulgaria.
Representation of PW-Sat2 team during 2016’s Deorbit Device Competition in Bulgaria.
Prototyp żagla deorbitacyjnego wraz z modelem satelity PW-Sat2
We’re happy to announce the next success of PW-Sat2 team. We are one of the finalists of the international Deorbit Device Competition. The finals will take place on October 20, 2016 during The Fourth UNISEC-Global Meeting in Bulgaria.
Deorbit Device Competition (DDC) is the international contest organized to facilitate the sharing of innovative solutions for debris mitigation and developing effective deorbit devices that can be demonstrated and validated with CubeSats.
In the beginnings of August 2016 we started a cooperation with ABM Space – company located in Toruń (Poland) focused on development of software and control systems for robots and rovers used in planetary analogues. The company decided to support us in testing the algorithm for attitude determination and control system (ADCS) of our satellite. The software for this module in major part has been designed and developed by PW-Sat2 project members, this it is crucial to perform overall and detailed tests of its functionality. Together with the specialists of ABM Space we hope to find and eliminate potential errors in the module operation and to provide safety of satellite’s mission.
We are glad to announce that the Warsaw University of Technology have established a cooperation withFuture Processing Sp. z o.o. and FP Instruments Sp. z o.o. that became the strategic partners of the PW-Sat2 project.
FP/FPI developers and our coordinator Sat2 Inna Uwarowa during workshop at Future Processing HQ.
There is a new press kit available for download describing current status of the project, satellite design and our experiments. There have been few major changes since last release, so we encourage you to download and read the document.