NUTS - NTNU Test Satellite, a Norwegian CubeSat Project
Satellitte
Our frame will be special; we're investigating the opportunity of using composite materials! We're also using brand new solder-based mounting techniques for our solar cells. Read more.
The NUTS satellite will use two antennas, one for VHF and one for UHF. Both antennas will be flat turnstile antennas (crossed dipoles) contained within the frame of the satellite, ready to spring out once the satellite is in space using a special purpose-built mechanism.  Read more!

In addition to a UHF beacon, we have planned to build two transceivers; one for VHF and one for UHF. We will use ham radio frequencies. Read more.
The ADCS (Attitude Determination and Control System) makes our satellite move, or at the very least rotate in a stable and controlled motion. Without the ADCS, we cannot point the payload camera towards the Earth and achieve the goals set for our mission. Read more.
The EPS (Electronic Power System) gives the satellite life. It controls the flow of current from the solar cells, via the battery bank and the backplane to the different power consuming subsystems. Read more.
Our main payload will be a visual range camera for the purpose of taking color images of the Earth and subsequently making them available for transmission and processingRead more.
The onboard computer will provide processing power for the payload, as well as log events, issue commands to the other modules in the satellite and monitor the state and health of the whole satellite. It is also one of the backplane master modules, meaning it is able to control certain aspects of the backplane. Read more!
Our ground station allows us to communicate with NUTS and other satellites. Find out more!

View Components:

  • Frame
  • Antennas
  • Communications
  • ADCS
  • EPS
  • Camera
  • OBC
  • Ground Station
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