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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...

Using a CNC

BLUEsat's CNC
It’s one thing to design a satellite or rover, but without manufacturing you’re dead in the water. Over the years at BLUEsat the problem, or more specifically the cost, of manufacturing has been recurring issue for our mechanical engineering teams. It’s not unusual for the bill for manufacturing our designs to come in at...