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Catching Up with GreenSat

Ben Koschnick accepting the prize for "Most Inovative" on stage at the UNSW Engineering Society Pitch Fair.
Recently, GreenSat was offered the opportunity to pitch our project at the project and pitch fair 2018, where we won Most Innovative pitch. This is just one of the many events that have happened at GreenSat in the last 12 months. This week, we will go through everything that has happened including the IAC,...

An Introduction to Lithium-ion Battery Charging

Batteries have become one of the most important devices in modern society with the rise in demand for portable devices,  smartphones becoming ubiquitous, and even cars shifting towards battery technology. Batteries are also very important in satellites, storing energy to power the system when solar energy is not available. Re-chargeable batteries can be charged by...

How To Make a Simple Sun Sensor

1.Introduction Sun sensor is commonly used on spacecraft to current position of sun and light strength. Current technical sun sensor is mainly divided into analog and digital two different types while high accuracy corresponds to high production cost. Apart from space industry, sun sensor is also implemented to assist weather prediction, agriculture and even room...

Funding a space mission

Welcome back to my series on How to make a space mission! Previously, we talked about how making a space mission has never been easier and my preferred method for coming up with a space mission idea. Some of our more enterprising readers might've already come up with a few ideas for space missions! Now, ideas are...

Coming up with a space mission idea

Welcome back to my series on How to make a space mission! Last time we talked about how doing space activities has never been easier. CubeSats are making spacecraft cheaper and easier to make. Companies like Spaceflight and Nanoracks are making launch opportunities easier to access. And companies like SpaceX and Rocket Lab are reducing the costs of...