İTÜ- PSAT I: Istanbul technical university student pico-satellite program

Kurtuluş C., Baltaci T., Ulusoy M., Aydin B. T., Tutkun B., Inalhan G., ...More

3rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, RAST 2007, İstanbul, Turkey, 14 - 16 June 2007, pp.725-732 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/rast.2007.4284088
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.725-732
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


İTÜ- pSAT I is the first student designed picosatellite of Turkey to be launched in 2008 as a part of the international CubeSat program. It carries two experimental payloads; a low-resolution camera with onboard image pre-processing, and passive magnetic stabilization with a magnetic rod accompanied by a sensor board to examine its performance. The design philosophy of pSAT I aims for a reliable and simple bus that is also expandable. In this work, we give an overview of the on-going Engineering Model development, provide insight to the satellite's subsystems and introduce the recently established Space Systems Development and Testing Laboratory. © 2007 IEEE.