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CubeSat Design

Mr Fahrenheit is a CubeSat – a type of miniaturized satellite for research and educational purposes of 10x10x10 cm in size.

Mr Fahrenheit CubeSat will consist of 6 systems:

1. Structure

Structure consists of our satellite’s mechanical parts, such as the case, rails and mechanical switches.

2. Communication system

Mr Fahrenheit’s radiocommunication system consists of a ground station and the satellite’s onboard transceiver and antennas.

Photo: Ground station example (from ESAC CubeSat Ground Station Presentation)
Photo: CubeSat EPS example (from NanoAvionics CubeSat Electrical Power System)

3. Electrical Power System (EPS)

Mr Fahrenheit’s EPS (Electrical Power System) consists of three main elements: solar panels, ESS (Energy Storage Systems) and PMS (Power Management System).

4. Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS)

Our ADCS stabilizes the CubeSat with Passive Magnetic Attitude Control (PMAC) using a magnet and hysteresis rods. Stabilizing the antennas will help with radiocommunication as well as stabilizing our payload’s camera(s) will enable them to take better photos.

Photo: CubeSat magnetic attitude control visualization (from University of Michigan CubeSat Program)
Photo: OBC example (from EnduroSat – Orbital Transports)

5. On-board computer (OBC)

Our On-Board Computer (OBC) is the ‘brain’ of our CubeSat. It controls all the actions taken by our satellite, manages the commands and handles the data.

6. Payload

Mr Fahrenheit’s experimental equipment consists of a camera, spectrophotometer and perovskite solar cells.


Mr Fahrenheit

Mr Fahrenheit is a CubeSat satellite project entirely managed by high-school students attending IB World School 1531 from Warsaw, Poland.

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