PocketQube Workshop

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The 2nd PocketQube Workshop is held on Thursday 22nd on Friday 23rd  of March 2018 at ‘De BouwCampus’ at TU Delft, The Netherlands. With approximately 60 participants from 18 different countries, it was very successful.

Presentations

The presentations of this workshop can be found here

Program

Thursday 22nd of March
Time Presenter Topic
8:45 - 9:30 Welcome with coffee (any time)
9.30 - 9.40 Eberhard Gill (TU Delft / The Netherlands) Introduction
9:40 - 10:10 Emerald Adair (Vector Launch / United States) Vector and how the small launch vehicle market will change how we get to space.
10:10 - 10:40 Andrew Paliwoda (Alba Orbital / United Kingdom) Overview of Alba Orbital, capabilities, platforms and projects
10:40 - 11:00  Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Tom Walkinshaw (Alba Orbital / United Kingdom) Thoughts on how to grow the PocketQube movement and removing barriers to entry.
11:30 - 12:00 Conrad Pires (PicoSat Systems / Australia) Commercial Challenges of PocketQubes
12:00 - 12:30 Jasper Bouwmeester (TU Delft / The Netherlands) Delfi-PQ Mission & Design
12:30 - 13:30  Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 Rakesh Chandra Prajapati (ORION Space / Nepal) Design, Development, and Present Status of ‘Nepal-PQ1’ 1-Unit PocketQube
14:00 - 14:30 Stuart McAndrew (PicoSat Systems / Australia) Technical Challenges of PocketQubes
14:30 - 15:00 Kartik Kumar (SatSearch.co / The Netherlands) Integrated Mission Design for PocketQubes
15:00 - 15:20  Coffee break
15:20 - 15:50 Charles Grech (University of Malta / Malta) PocketQube Ground Station using Phased Array Beam Steering
15:50 - 16:20 Albert Lin (National Chiao-Tung University / Taiwan) APRS PocketQube for Moving Objects Tracking
16:20 - 16:50 Laifr Jaroslav (Skyfox Labs / Czech Republic) A Little Insight into PocketQube Use-Cases from the RF Point of View
16:50 - 17:20 Sacha Tholl (Aachen University of Applied Sciences / Germany) Femto-Satellite Mission Design from the Point of View of the Ground Segment and the Mission Operator
Friday 23rd of March
Time Presenter Topic
8:45 - 9:30 Welcome with coffee (any time)
9.30 - 10.00 Kobi Gozlan (Ariel University / Israel) SATLLA: A Pico Satellite with laser link communication.
10:00 - 10:30 Félix Páez Pavón (AMSAT-EA / Spain) EASAT-2 2P communications satellite
10:30 - 11:00 Ilias Daradimos (Libre Space / Greece) Open source hardware and software PocketQube family of satellite modules.
11:00 - 11:20  Coffee break
11:20 - 11:50 Sebastien Lorquet (Electrolab Hackerspace / France) hn70ap : an experiment in UHF FSK base stations, and more.
11:50 - 12:20 Stefano Speretta (TU Delft / The Netherlands) Going small and big: an end-to-end communication system for constellations and swarms.
12:20 - 13:30  Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 Chantal Cappelletti (GAUSS / Italy)  Overview on launched picosats, deployment system and future launch opportunities.
14:00 - 14:30 Didier Maxence (TU Delft / The Netherlands) Micropropulsion for PocketQubes.
14:30 - 15:00 Andrew Dunn (Alba Orbital / United Kingdom) Mechanical advancements in PocketQube, AlbaPod and the 19 watt wing
15:00 - 15:20  Coffee break
15:20 - 15:50 Joe Latrell (Photos to Space) Developing Lower Cost Satellites For Classroom Use
15:50 - 16:30 All Discussion and wrap-up
16:30 - 18:00  Networking Drinks

The workshop has successfully concluded on Friday, 24th of March 2017 in the Aula of TU Delft (the Netherlands). With approximately 50 participants from more than 10 different countries, it was very successful.

Presentations

The presentations of this workshop can be found here

Program

Friday 24th of March

Time              Presenter    Topic
8:45 - 9:30 Welcome with coffee (any time)
9.30 - 9.40 Eberhard Gill (TU Delft / The Netherlands) Introduction
9:40 - 10:00 Frank Zeppenfeldt (ESA / The Netherlands) Funding opportunities with ESA Telecommunications
10:00 - 10:20 Tom Walkinshaw (Alba Orbital / United Kingdom) Overview of Alba Orbital (PQ Shop) and the Development of the Unicorn PocketQubes
10:20 - 10:40 Stuart McAndrew (Australia) Building a Satellite from Scratch: The DIY Engineering behind OzQube-1
10:40 - 11:00    Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 Jo Hinchliffe (amateur / United Kingdom) PocketQube chassis design and realisation on a budget
11:20 - 11:40 George Addison (Catapult Satellite Application United Kingdom) Ubo PocketQube – Lowering the barriers to space
11:40 - 12:00 Craig Hay (Alba Orbital / United Kingdom) Lessons from Unicorn-1, the 1st commercially built PocketQube platform
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:20 Chantal Cappelletti (Gauss / Italy) Overview on launched picosats, deployment system and future launch opportunities
13:20 - 13:40 Gábor Géczy (Budapest University / Hungary) Results from SMOG-1 P
13:40 - 14:00 Gustavo Carpignano (DIYsatellite / Argentina) The ArduiQube project
14:00 - 14:20 Rakesh Chandra Prajapati (ORION Space / Nepal) Overview of ORION Space, Nepal and the Development CanSat. Next project: PocketQube
14:20 - 14:40 Stefano Speretta (TU Delft / The netherlands) Delfi-PQ: An Iterative Development Towards Highly Capable PocketQubes
14:40 - 15:00 Cofee break
15:00 - 15:20 Jonathan Camilleri (University of Birmingham / United Kingdom) Smart antennas for ionospheric sensing with PocketQubes and CubeSats
15:20 - 15:40 Jaroslav Laifr (SkyFox Labs / Czech Republic) PocketQube GPS Receiver pqNAV-L1
15:40 - 16:00 Stefano Silvestrini (TU Delft / The Netherlands) Development of a micro-propulsion system for PocketQube applications
16:00 - 16:20 Kevin Worrall (University of Glasgow / United Kingdom) PocketQubes: Do we need a standard?
16:20 - 16:40 Jasper Bouwmeester (TU Delft / The Netherlands) Structural Outline and Electrical Interface Standard for PocketQubes.
16:40 - 17:10  Moderator: Alessandra Menicucci Discussion on PocketQube Standards
17:10 - 17:15  Alessandra Menicucci Closing Remarks
17:15 - 20:00