[amsat-bb] Re: Cubesat question
va3kkz at amsat.org
Thu Apr 10 15:29:01 PDT 2008
William Leijenaar wrote:
> However, now I am stuck with the question what the standards are
> for mounting hardware in cubesat structures.
Although the CubeSat ICD specifies the external dimensions, there is no
standard size of PCB or mounting scheme. Each university will come up
their own internal arrangement, mounting scheme, and internal
connectors, when designing their structure.
Some groups will use the off-the-shelf CubeSat Kit from the folks at
They may buy the Pumpkin structure and/or electronics, so they will
design their custom modules to be compatible with that. So, if you
wanted your transponder design to be ready to drop-in to a CubeSat Kit,
you should follow their board-outline and mounting points. You can get
the specifics from the CubeSat Kit Breakout Board Datasheet:
The folks at The Stensat Group, designed a 2m/70cm transceiver for
Libertad-1 and their fit theirs on a Pumpkin CubeSat Kit form-factor
PCB. See http://www.stensat.org/satellites.htm
I hope you find this information of use.
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