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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...

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...

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...