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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...

March 2018 Monthly Update

It's been another busy month at BLUEsat UNSW. This month's major achievements include our GreenSat team's success at the EngSoc pitch fair, and completion of the NUMBAT Mars Rover's core mechanical construction. Rover From the Rover CTO BLUEsat UNSW has now enrolled in the European Rover Challenge (ERC), commencing in September of this year. The whole team...

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,...

February 2018 Monthly Update

Newly constructed chassis of the NUMBAT Mars Rover.
Welcome to our February monthly update, its been another busy month at BLUEsat UNSW. As well as an amazing o-week, our teams have made massive progress across the board. Highlights include our Balloon Team's launch on the 3rd of March, and major progress in the construction of the NUMBAT Mars Rover. Rover From the Mechanical Team The...

Remote Rope Burning

BLUEsat's High-Altitude Balloon is equipped with a remote separation mechanism. Its function is to detach the payload from the balloon when we want, which gives us better control of the balloon. In the case of problems during the launch (e.g. unexpected changes in weather conditions), the ability to force the payload to separate gives us...