“Creating a free & open source global IoT network, democratizing access to space by miniaturizing aerospace systems.
Set to launch in Q3 of 2019, FossaSat-1 will be Spains first satellite launch by a non-government led organization or company. FossaSat-1 is the next advancement in picosatellite technology, sized at only 5x5x5cm and weighing only 250g, it will be one of the smallest satellites ever launched into space. This new pocketqube form factor allowed by the recent development in smartphone electronics will create a new satellite market never seen before, where satellites such as FossaSat-1 are being developed and launched into orbit for under EUR 30000, truly democratizing access to space for individuals, educational institutes and companies worldwide. FossaSat-1 will provide free and open source IoT communications for the globe using inexpensive LoRa modules, where anyone will be able to communicate with a satellite fusing modules found online for under 5 and basic wire mono-pole antennas.
The satellite is being developed by Fossa Systems, a non-profit juvenile association based in Madrid. The satellite is set to launch in Q2 of 2019 and will transmit LoRa and RTTY signals for anyone to receive using inexpensive LoRa modules, information on how to build these receivers will soon be published.
Specific information on each subsystem is explained in the github, a blog is maintained here.
All contributions are welcome and we are currently looking for software developers and machinists!
The satellite is based on an Atmega 328P-AU micro-controller, it uses an SX1278 transceiver as its main means of telecommunications. The EPS system is based on 3 SPV1040 MPPT chips. “