This week the team conducted the touch temperature test on the housing. The goal was to confirm that the housing will remain in a safe temperature range for the astronauts to handle once it is on the International Space Station. To accomplish this, the LimeSDR was secured in the housing and turned on for multiple […]Read More Touch temperature test
This week the MarconISSta team received the finished, custom aluminum housing for the LimeSDR, and it looks great! Martin showed off the flight model with the LimeSDR inside and allowed the class to pass around the flight spare housing. The next order of business was to determine the best way to configure all of the […]Read More Housing delivery and desktop panel
The custom aluminum housing for the LimeSDR completed its initial machining so we went for the first fit-check. Here we see the LimeSDR within the housing, connected a test antenna and USB powersource. In order to prevent injuries to astronauts, our experiment should not have any sharp edges, protrusions or corners. Also, the surface temperature […]Read More Housing fit-check
MarconISSta was presented at this year’s ARISS (Amateur Radio on the ISS) face-2-face meeting. This meeting by ARISS to update each other on current and future ham activities on the ISS. Since MarconISSta aims to use the ham antennas, we need approval and support from ARISS. Martin traveled to Rome to present our concept and […]Read More MarconISSta at ARISS face-2-face meeting
Universities usually experience decreased activity. Most of our team also took the opportunity to recharge the batteries. However, some things were developed in the past week. Housing The team around Connor (Brian, Jens, Max, Rishi) finalized the design of the housing. The top of the building includes a grid to increase the surface area and […]Read More Back after the summer break
This website is brand-new – but the work started some months ago. Find out what happened so far…Read More What happened so far?
Welcome to the official homepage of the MarconISSta project. MarconISSta is a spectrum analyzer payload that will be launched to the ISS in 2018. With this website we will keep you updated on the progress of the development.Read More Website Launch