NUTS - NTNU Test Satellite, a Norwegian CubeSat Project

Mechanical

The current frame is a vowen CRFP-based (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic) epoxy structure, which gives us a good strength to weight ratio and an unique frame solution which has never been used on a CubeSat before.

We're also testing a brand new and as-of-yet untested technique for bonding the solar cells themselves to the frame by using BGA soldering instead of the usual glue-based mounting solutions.