ABSTRACT: ITU-pSAT I is the first student designed pico-satellite of Turkey to be launched in 2008 as a part of the international CubeSat program. It carries two experimental payloads; a low-resolution camera with onboard image pre-processing, and passive magnetic stabilization with a magnetic rod accompanied by a sensor board to examine its performance. The design philosophy of pSAT I aims for a reliable and simple bus that is also expandable. In this work, we give an overview of the on-going Engineering Model development, provide insight to the satellite's subsystems and introduce the established Space Systems Development and Testing Laboratory.
Recent Advances in Space Technologies, 2007. RAST '07. 3rd International Conference on; 07/2007