The Design and Development of The High-Altitude 'ECubeSat' Model for Academic and Professional Purposes

Jumshudlu P., Aslan A. R.

10th International Conference on Recent Advances in Air and Space Technologies, RAST 2023, İstanbul, Turkey, 7 - 09 June 2023 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/rast57548.2023.10197960
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: antenna, battery, communication, CubeSat, high-altitude, NVIDIA Jetson Nano, recycled plastic materials, solar panels, weather balloon
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this project, we aim to design and develop a high-altitude educational cube satellite (ECubeSat) model to be used for academic and professional purposes. The ECubeSat is a cube satellite (CubeSat) based on satellite design to operate at 3km and 40km high altitudes, which is suitable for a wide range of scientific and engineering experiments. The satellite has various systems to ensure efficient operation and data collection, including communication, antennas, electrical power system (EPS), microcontrollers, sensors, cameras, weather balloons, and parachutes. The structure design of the ECubeSat is built on the recycled materials and development of it is carried out using AutoCAD Fusion 360 software program. This paper presents a detailed overview of the design and development of the ECubeSat. It includes the analysis, findings of the design and the conclusion.