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AQUIS

STA POCKETQUBE SATELLITE

Long-term pocketqube project with one design cycle

per semester

DESIGN OF OUR FIRST POCKETQUBE

According to the standards of Alba and the

TU Delft

ALWAYS READY TO GO

All the time at least one Pocketqube ready for launch

ONE DESIGNCYCLE PER SEMESTER

Further development and completion of a model per semester

Mission Objectives

The Small Things !

AQUIS - The aim of project AQUIS is to develop a real nanosatellite according to the Pocketqube standard postulated by Alba Orbital and the TU Delft. Pocketqubes are miniaturized Cubesats with a bounding volume of just 5 x 5 x 5 cm in launch configuration and just 250 gr of launch mass. The first version of the satellite will include at least a capable On Board  Computer (OBC), solar power system, telemetry and communication systems. Additional systems will be added as the project progresses. Currently the focus is on the research, design and development. An actual launch campaign will hopefully be possible in the future

  • Fast project cycles helpful for new members

  • One semester is enough to take part in a full project cycle (relevant e.g. for master's students)

  • Long-term goal: work towards an actual take-off, always having a flight model ready (previous iteration)

  • First two iterations to master the basics and decide which features should be installed