Chips in space, a look inside ARISSat-1

Joe Desbonnet tipped us to a series of articles about the design of the ARISSat-1 amateur satellite recently ‘launched’ (actually just flung out the door) from the ISS:

Many of you are curious about what’s inside ARISSat-1. In the next two to three blog posts, I’ll introduce you to each of the subsystems. Following that, I’ll relate some of the challenges we faced in the development of these. After examining the design challenges and how we overcame them

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  1. I read somewhere when they let this go from the ISS, one of the antennas on this thing was either knocked off or (more likely IMO) never attached in the first place (Doh!). It is working though, but perhaps not optimally.

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