Delfi‑PQ is a triple-unit PocketQube. With a mass of 0.6 kg and orbit average power of 1 Watt, it is much smaller than its predecessors. It is the start of a iteratively developed line of PocketQubes with the aim to enable new and unforeseen missions with distributed networks of PocketQubes. Delfi‑PQ consists of a core platform which secures basic functionalities which will iteratively evolve over time. Advanced subsystems as well as payloads will be developed as separate projects using a standard interface specification. The final configuration of the satellite will remain open until the assembly just before launch.
Delfi‑PQ is expected to be launched in 2019 on the Vector‑R maiden flight. After its launch we expect to launch its successor within a year.
Click the links below for more detailed information on the satellite, the core subsystems and the potential advanced subsystems and payload:
Radio communicationThe onboard radio uses a system-on-a-chip and can be set to various modulation types and data rates up to 300 kbit/s.
Attitude ControlThe attitude is actively controlled using two inertial measurement units and three custom developped magnetorquers.