real space projects
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Welcome to KSat!

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+++ next general KSat meeting at October 24th at 1.15pm at Mediathek I, Pfaffenwaldring 29 – introduction for prospects at 13.30pm +++
+++ Join our REXUS/BEXUS cycle 12 project +++
+++ Our Überflieger experiment PAPELL is aboard the International Space Station +++

Missions

Source
PAPELL
ROACH
CanSats
Source

Source

Source is a 3U CubeSat, to be launched in two years. Project phase A is about to be completed. Stay tuned for updates!

PAPELL

PAPELL

Pump Application using Pulsed Electromagnets for Liquid reLocation(PAPELL) is an experiment to prove the basic functionality of pumps using ferrofluids in microgravitation. Ferrofluids are liquids that develop magnetic properties in magnetic fields and can thus be manipulated with magnets. The pump does not use moving mechanical parts, relying on the interaction between the ferrofluid and electromagnets. Careful activation and deactivation of the electromagnets can move ferrofluid drops through the experiment area. The experiment can show the possible future application of ferrofluid based pumps for future space projects.

ROACH

ROACH

ROACH (Robotic in-Orbit Analysis of Cover Hulls) researches the use of electrostatic adhesion for new locomotion methods in space. It will launch within the REXUS/BEXUS program aboard REXUS 24 in March 2018.

The project is inspired by the increasing threat to spacecraft posed by space debris and micro-meteorites. Hulls of spacecraft are additionally subject to fatigue, e. g. due to radiation. Both sources of damage can potentially destroy or impair the spacecraft. Based on this experiment, robots may enable autonomous maintenance by searching for damage and performing small repairs. The locomotion of such a rover on a spacecraft’s hull and its adhesion to the spacecraft is the primary challenge. The principle of electrostatic adhesion shall be used to achieve that.

 

CanSats

CanSats

FallCan I

FallCan I is using the (simplified) principle of autorotation to slow its descent from a free fall down to a soft landing.

Canbrella

This is the second CanSat Team.

FoRCe

This is the third CanSat Team.

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Association

KSat e. V. (small satellite student society at the University of Stuttgart) is a non-profit organization founded in the spring of 2014. The more than 60 members are students of all semesters, mostly enrolled in aerospace engineering. The association is open to students of all disciplines.

Our goal is to give our members the opportunity to realize their own spaceflight project during their time at university. Furthermore, we aim to pass on the knowledge and enthusiasm for space travel as part of our public relations work and to provide a communication platform between students, interested companies of the industry, research and the public.

KSat e. V. was founded by former SSETI students and therefore has a history of small satellite construction dating back to 2005. With MIRKA2-RX our members were able to accomplish their first successful mission 2 years after the foundation.

Beyond the engineering work, we are always prepared to enjoy a pleasant barbecue in summer as well as the obligatory Christmas party.

New members are always welcome!

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Next public meetings

24. Oktober 2018

1.30 pm Introduction for new members

31. Oktober 2018

1.15 pm

14. November 2018

1.15 pm

Public meetings of KSat are hold at the Mediathek on the ground floor in the building of the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) in the Space Center Baden-Wuerttemberg (RZBW), Pfaffenwaldring 29

executive board
chairman
Valentin Starlinger
vice chairman
Kevin Waizenegger
financial director
Jakob Rieser

This is our executive board.

Join Us
Join Us
 HOW TO JOIn US: 
 

1. Read our general rules of procedure:


2. Read our charter:

3. Fill in the application form:

4. Hand in the application form at the next biweekly meeting or via mail.

 

 

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Publications

We regularly publish scientific papers about our projects and their results. Sometimes, newspapers cover our activities in their articles. These documents can be downloaded on our site.

Sponsors

Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme
Thales Alenia Space
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Reissner Stiftung
Stratasys GmbH - MakerBot Division
Format Druck GmbH