HERMES PDR successfully closed

Oct 21, 2020

HERMES (High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites) Scientific Pathfinder (HERMES-SP) is a mission concept based on a constellation of nano-satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), hosting new miniaturized detectors to probe the X-ray temporal emission of bright high-energy transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) and the electromagnetic counterparts of Gravitational Wave Events (GWE). The European Commission supported HERMES-SP project started in 2018, builds on a strong and cross-fertilizing collaboration between astrophysicists, engineering and industrial teams. The consortium with 11 members includes astrophysics teams and engineering teams from universities and research institutes and in four SME from space industry.

In this phase C3S investigated the required ground segments and made an analysis on using the Ground Segment with single and multiple Antenna Stations at multiple locations. C3S also made a trade-off study on the data transfer availability of the Iridium communication system. Besides, we investigated the UHF and S-band data link between the satellites and the Ground Segment to maximize the up- and downlinked data rate and examined the needed software or hardware modifications for our own Ground Station design in order to perform tests to demonstrate the proper functioning of the communication in the laboratory in 2021.

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3U CubeSat RadCube operates steadily

3U CubeSat RadCube operates steadily

After many important mission milestones, our 3U CubeSat RadCube steadily operates with its cutting-edge subsystems. Approaching the end phase of the commissioning schedule, today we run a health check on the primary payload RadMag. Fingers crossed for Energiatudományi...

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RadCube has been operating flawlessly since launch

RadCube has been operating flawlessly since launch

Our RadCube satellite has been flawlessly operating for 8 days now. For the last days, we have continuously inspected the platform’s operation round-by-round. The downlinked telemetry data shows that the solar panels have opened, MPPTs are properly charging the...

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RadCube was successfully launched

RadCube was successfully launched

On the 17th of August 2021, at 03:47 CEST, C3S’s 3U-sized satellite platform was successfully launched into Low Earth Orbit. Since the launch by Arianespace Vega VV19 rocket we were able to establish a connection with Radcube, so a little time after the separation, we...

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RadCube will be launched on the 17th of August, 2021

RadCube will be launched on the 17th of August, 2021

On the 17th of August, 2021 C3S’s 3U platform will be launched. The spacecraft, that was born under the European Space Agency (ESA) General Support Technology Programme’s (GSTP) RadCube mission, is the first industrial satellite being built in Hungary, and so far, the...

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Our unique CubeSat structure is featured in NASA’s „State of the Art of Small Spacecraft Technology” study

Our unique CubeSat structure is featured in NASA’s „State of the Art of Small Spacecraft Technology” study

NASA’s editor team reached out to us again this year, to introduce the improvements of innovative CubeSat structures previously shortlisted in their original study. We were honored to present the upgraded version of our structure, that uses backplane PCB for bus communication which is intended to provide independent assembly order, simplifies the stack-up tolerances, and uses space graded interface connectors.

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Hungarian Space Caleidoscope 2020

Hungarian Space Caleidoscope 2020

Every year, the publication introducing the representatives of the Hungarian space sector gets more and more extensive. C3S welcomes newcomers in the industrial, as well as in the research area.

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Space Tech expo moved to the online space

Space Tech expo moved to the online space

Since the foundation of C3S we participated every year in the most prominent event of the European space industry, namely the Space Tech Expo. This year the event along with our booth moved to the online space.

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