CubeSat: News

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Happy Birthday, Pegasus

Happy Birthday, PEGASUS! Birthday celebrations for PEGASUS are now a happy routine! PEGASUS has been in orbit for four years and still operates very well. The picture shows a screenshot of the web-based data center developed by our partner STG-A. PEGASUS was developed by the FHWN with indispensable help of many people and organizations. I […]

June 24, 2021
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Climb thruster test

CLIMB is our new CubeSat mission which will explore the Van Allen Belt. Starting from LEO at roughly 500 km altitude, we will raise the orbit to about 1000 km altitude. The propulsion system for this maneuver, a so-called IFM, will be provided by ENPULSION (https://www.enpulsion.com ). Naturally, having a propulsion system on board a […]

May 3, 2021
Climb, General

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FHWN and Amateur Radio Association sign Cooperation Agreement

The fact that the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt promotes both research and teaching in the field of aerospace has been well known since the sensational success of the PEGASUS project. To be able to penetrate into new spheres in the truest sense of the word, University management signed a cooperation agreement with the […]

October 14, 2020
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How many students…

How many students does it take to remove a thermal model from a thermal vacuum chamber? Well, in this case, four as shown on the photo. However, an extra hand is always good to have and Kaarel Repän (front left) was happy to have the help of Purichmun Low, Jacobo Parra and Emmeric Vitztum (from […]

August 21, 2020
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New collaborations

We are very happy to announce two important collaborations we were able to establish in the framework of our CubeSat program. In order to boost our capability to predict the orbit propagation and to assess and mitigate collision probabilities, we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the German company Okapi:orbits (https://okapiorbits.space/). The goal of […]

February 21, 2020
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OBC Tests

In the near future CubeSats will be used extensively for missions far outside of Earth’s protective magnetic field. The accumulated radiation dose the satellites must endure in such missions is significantly higher than when “only” orbiting Earth in LEO. One of the major objectives of CLIMB is to identify software and hardware means to endure […]

February 19, 2020
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Development trends

Development trends in space propulsion Represented by Kaarel Repän, Alexandros Sousanis, and Emmeric Vitztum, the CLIMB team presented the current status of the CLIMB project in the framework of a student competition at the polish conference “Development trends in space propulsion”. And they won! The CLIMB project was recognized as an important contribution to the […]

February 12, 2020
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ESA CubeSat Industry Days

Roger Walker presenting the impressive list of CubeSat missions supported by the European Space Agency during the ESA CubeSat Industry Days at ESTEC, Holland, 4-7th of June, 2019.

June 7, 2019
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