Intro to the UoB Ground Station

The Satellite Lab operates an automated ground station, located on the roof of Queen’s Building, that can receive and transmit data in the UHF and VHF bands. The ground station was repaired over the summer of 2023, following damage sustained to the antennas during a storm in 2019. Since then, preliminary tests on the ground … Read more

Intro to PROVE Flight Software

For our second post on the technical side of the project we are talking about software. The Flight Software (FSW) and Onboard Computer (OBC) is the central brain of any spacecraft. For PROVE Pathfinder, it controls when the system performs any action, like taking a picture, collecting telemetry or sending data to storage. The way … Read more