ESTCube-1 works!


ESTCube-1 satellite piezoelectric motor driver

ESTCube-1 satellite piezoelectric motor driver

ESTCube-1., the cubesat satellite project I have been a part of over a year was successfully launched couple of days ago. It was on Vega rocket start on 2013-05-07. CW morse beacon is broadcasted on radio amateur frequency 437.505 MHz.

I was mainly in the hardware team designing and manufacturing the final circuit boards using components tested by people before me. Most of my time was spent in working on electrical power system, but I also helped with attitude determination and control system board layout. Most independent work I spent on one of the payload circuit boards. I designed and assembled piezoelectric motor driver boards as my thesis work.

Long live the satellite! I will work on many more satellites.

Posted on 2013-05-08, 22:12 By
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One thought on “ESTCube-1 works!

  1. Hi Janus,

    I'm working on a cubesat project and we are planning to use a piezoelectric motor. What recommendations can you share with us for the piezoelectric motor driver based on your experience.


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