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Meeting in Japan

So, Robin, our AOCS expert met with HTL in Japan. Strange one might think that it is not our communication guy meeting them, but Robin was in Japan on other bus...

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Deep space communication

We had a very interesting video meeting with HTL today. They have built this X-band transponder together with JAXA (if I understood correctly) which flew on a s...

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Meeting with the astronomers.

Meeting with the astronomers. We really liked to bring a multispectral camera(s). We just need a team to back it up, and do some useful stuff with the data. Ast...

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Cake to celebrate

So it all fits, and that calls for a celebration! First office cake, saving champagne for later. We had to throw out a little payload, apparently harness takes ...

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Days like this.

Days like this. As if the technical and economical challenges of going to an asteroid is not enough. Add some administrative, regulatory stuff to the mix and it...

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Hamlet inspired space engineers

Some Hamlet inspired space system engineers, playing with their new puzzle. Quite a task to get the pieces to fit in the box. Golden rule, do not make the box b...

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What’s in an asteroid?

In an effort to understand what we will encounter when we get to the asteroid I met with the geology and mineralology scientists of Naturhistoriska Museet in St...

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National Space Boards meet

Meeting between CNSA and SNSB (Swedish National Space Board). The reports I get from Australia is that the meeting was very good and that we are making true pro...

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What to bring to space?

Today we had a very interesting meeting with the payload groups. We plan to bring 2U/2kg of payload. The question is what to bring? Jan-Erik from IRF had put to...

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Grand finale meeting

So, the grand finale, meeting with CNSA. This was the follow up meeting to the meeting in July where we first in depth discussed the subject of cooperation. We ...

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Our piggyback

So this is where the piggyback go. It is tiny, of course, in relation to the launcher, Long March 3B. But there is supposedly room in there, not only for us, bu...

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Big, powerful – and make a lot of noise

Rockets, is not that an exceptionally potent part of space exploration. They are big, powerful and make a lot of noise, and above all it is the entry to space a...

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Pico Startracker

In the morning vi visited the Tsing Hua University. Again, very impressive, the resources invested in the development of small satellite components. We focused ...

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Space today, Terra Cotta army tomorrow

Dr Yu picked us up at the airport at 6.40. A very productive day was arranged at NWPU. We visited the lab and testing facilities of NWPU. It is clear that a lot...

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Advisory board meeting

Great to get the input from the advisers. We have presented the project status, and received suggestions, pointers. A lot of it now has changed from technical a...

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Building a model

Akhsanto is building a model of the spacecraft, scale 1:1. I think he did have more challenging tasks in mind when joining the team. Tomorrow he will be free to...

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First Monday meeting

First Monday meeting with the whole team present. Robin, Robin, Krister, Petrus and Akhsanto. Robin is welcoming Jan-Erik, our second visitor to our office. Lot...

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Pratical engineers on-board.

Robin and Krister in a very detailed discussion regarding solar panel mechanism stuff. Earlier the same day Robin simulated de-tumbling by sitting spinning in h...

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So this is the size..?

How big is our target asteroid? 40 – 120 m in diameter they say, but what does that mean? In order to gain perspective, I brought my 30 mm wizard to the rock ...

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New office

Or more rightly, our first office. There is nothing like the feeling of getting that first office for your project/company. By the grace of OHB Sweden we have a...

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First visitor

We are used to be the visitors, but now Dr. Xiaozhou from NWPU has visited us for a couple of days. We met our partners OHB, SSC and IRF. Discussions during day...

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