Antenna Deployment Tests

The CubeSat project involves many participants. Sometimes, volunteers even ask us to participate outside of their academic or club work, just because they want to be part of UoS3. Huaiyang and one of his friends are such volunteers who dedicated one week of their summer to do test runs on the antenna deployment mechanism.

Young with antenna wiring

Young with antenna wiring

Thanks to Huaiyang’s work, we have additional experimental data on how the antenna deployment works best. We tested different mechanism setups, resistors and power levels. This is important because all these parameters influence successful deployment which is not an easy thing to do as this little video shows:

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