Monday July 12th 2010, 03:52 -0/+10′ UTC
The launch day: NDTV 24×7, PSLV-C15 live TV from the MCC at SDSC (Satish Dhawan Space Centre)
MCC at SUPSI DTI – SpaceLab (room 230, Manno)
Delivering TIsat-1 to Sriharikota Launch Base
November 24th, 2009
Delivering TIsat-1 to the launch provider.
DHL made it finally to Dufferin Str. with SpaceLab’s parcel.
After business, enjoy a few days of tourism:
For those who know what ARRL is, we did not ask for this numberplate, but we got it!
November 13th, 2009
Antenna setup – Phase 2
Don’t worry, we’ll confortably be driving to Monte Tamaro, someone said…
We eventually reached our destination by car, but the next day, everybody had his fitness walk down.
All this for discussing technology and having a good time together with cross “fit-check”.
In this beautiful landscape where were the students? … sigh, exams!
100 years Swiss Engineering Ticino: SUPSI-SpaceLab’s booth
The PiCPoT team visiting SUPSI-SpaceLab.
Prof. L.M. Reyneri reporting about the PiCPoT project and lessons learned
Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana makes our project visible:
collecting pictures and comments for the first special on SUPSI-SpaceLab’s work. Tanks to L. Fedele and his crew.
Walking tour on Monte Tamaro: 46deg 06′ 13”N, 8deg 51′ 57”E; elev. 1961m
Check a possible location for remotely operated antennas for our ground station – suggested by HB9MAD (AMSAT SBS).
Will we be allowed to be on this antenna pole?
Walking tour on Monte Generoso: 45deg 55′ 47.89”N, 9deg 01′ 19.07”E; elev. 1706m
Communication test: how are we able to receive our Ground Station?
Distance: 13.25km; Direct Line of Sight; TX: 10mW, Manchester encoded data
Visit to Meteoswiss – Payerne (“station aerologique”)
Visit to the Zimmerwald Observatory and SLR (thanks to HB9SZT)
Visit to the largest European HamRadio Exhibition in Friedrichshafen (Germany)
Visit to the RUAG AG Laboratory and Workshop in Lodrino (CH)
Kindly invited to the AVIA 25th anniversary celebration and conferences in Agno (CH)
Welcome Mr. Villa
The MEMO for the School Council, which eventually gave his formal approval to the project.
AMSAT-I @ Radiant
Donated antennas: HB9CHN (Dr. Ury Erez)
Experimental work on subsystems: Magnetorquer prototype
Antenna setup – phase 1
Welcome Mr. Kalman (Pumpkin Inc. – CubeSat Kit)
A second MEMO with the proposal…
Visit Bob Twiggs, inventor of the CubeSat standard (Stanford, NASA Ames – Moffett Field, Ca)
Visit Jordi Puig-Suari, co-inventor of the CubeSat standard (Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo, Ca)
An internal MEMO with the idea…
A few papers like this made us curious: I2C, RS232, RTOS, PIC16F877, SALVO, Spacecraft, Student Education, …