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Entries by Anita Smirnov

October 2018 Monthly Update

BLUEsat members at the Tech Connect Networking event
We've had an exciting month this October, with much more to come in the following weeks! A lot of future planning has been done on the technical side of things, as well as several fun events like an Optus Satellite Tour, dice kit workshops, showcasing our projects at a networking morning event hosted by UNSW...

September 2018 Monthly Update

BLUEsat's rover driving
It was definitely the most eventful month of the year for BLUEsat. Placing 8th in the European Rover Challenge (ERC), attending the AEC as well as the successful balloon launch this past weekend. A huge round of applause to everyone for all your hard work this last month! The Rover teams are undergoing some design...

August 2018 Monthly Update

BLUEsat has had yet another incredible month; with great success at our first Showcase event, the formation of our Outreach team, UNSW Open day shenanigans and great progress in all our teams! On other exciting news, our Rover team is leaving for Poland in under a week for the European Rover Challenge (ERC)! The Groundstation...

July 2018 Monthly Update

BLUEsat's Numbat rover with PCB lights
It had been a fantastically busy month at BLUEsat, with conferences, orientation days, new members and great progress in all our teams! Among other things, the NUMBAT Rover is almost ready to compete in the European Rover Challenge (ERC), the Groundstation team has made progress on a transceiver for the SDR, and new battery...

BLUEsat Presents the NUMBAT Rover

The NUMBAT Mar Rover on UNSW's Scientia Lawn
https://youtu.be/XpWTFcCIU4s BLUEsat is proud to present the NUMBAT Rover for the European Rover Challenge (ERC) 2018! We have made a lot of design revisions and improvements in the past two years to create a new rover based off our experience with the BLUEtongue Rover in previous ERCs, and there is still more to come. Check...

June 2018 Monthly Update

Connector board array on the NUMBAT rover
It has been another busy month at BLUEsat. Progress has been made with the NUMBAT rover in our Off-World Robotics Team, with work on connector boards, PCBs, the suspension system and a variety of new software features. The old BLUEtongue rover has been fixed and ready for use in rover driving sessions. The Satellite...

May 2018 Monthly Update

Prototype CubeSat ADC consisting of three levels of PCBS with metal wheels inbetween for the ADCs
This has been an eventful month for BLUEsat UNSW, with our previous President and Secretary, Helena Kertesz and Harry J.E Day,  stepping down from their executive positions at BLUEsat. The EGM welcomed Raghav Hariharan as the new President, Anita Smirnov as the new Secretary and Bohan Deng as the new Arc Delegate. Rover From the Rover...

April 2018 Monthly Update

ADCS PCBs
It's been another busy month at BLUEsat UNSW. This month's major achievements include our breakthrough with the steering module of the NUMBAT rover, the creation of a successful SDR radio player in the groundstation team and progress on a new magnetorquer project in the ADCS team! Rover From the Rover CTO It's been a fantastic Month for the...