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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Educational visit to C3S

Educational visit to C3S

When we have the opportunity to share our knowledge about the space industry as well as the experiences of building up a mission, launching and tracking a satellite, and to introduce our operable, ready-to-launch spacecraft to our young visitors we also stop for a...

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C3S at Space Tech Expo 2022

C3S at Space Tech Expo 2022

Good morning Bremen! As returning exhibitors, it is amazing to see the evolution of Space Tech Expo Europe and the whole industry year by year. We are happy to be here again, share our new experiences, introduce our new products and prospects, and meet inspiring...

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C3S on the air

C3S on the air

One of the Hungarian public Television, channel M5 filmed at our premises this spring and summer. We received a lot of exciting questions and showed details about our small- and large satellite projects to the filming team. Thank you for the professional short films...

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Bye-bye RADCUBE, hello RADCUBE!

Bye-bye RADCUBE, hello RADCUBE!

One year ago, on a starlit August night, with tearful eyes we watched the launch of RADCUBE. Since then, our 3U satellite has orbited the Earth more than 5 000 times and delivered exciting information about space weather and magnetic field. Thank you EK, ICL,...

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Find a GRASSHOPPER on the picture!

Find a GRASSHOPPER on the picture!

There is no milestone our GRASSHOPPER wouldn’t leap. We proudly post that together with ESA and Thales Alenia Space we closed the GRASSHOPPER’s Design Review, so now, before jumping to TRL5, we can concentrate on the climate chamber measurement and thermal simulation...

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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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