We integrated eight MCP9808 breakout boards
inside our newest satellite, UNISAT-7, that was launched in space on March
22nd, 2021, using a Soyuz-2 rocket. The sensors are spread inside the
structure, to monitor several panels and payloads onboard.
We just made minor modifications to the breakout boards to ensure
reliability in space (for sustaining the vibrational environment during
launch), and we added space-qualified thermal pads to ensure e correct
UNISAT-7 is now in LEO orbit, and we have already received the telemetry
from all the sensors (it’s kind of cold at 550km of altitude where UNISAT-7
is now, average temperature is about 2°C).
We are grateful for your work on embedded components, as the use of your
sensors greatly helped us in a swift development of our space platform.
Pierros Papadeas tweeted at us, who is the Executive Director @ Libre Space Foundation and says “how about not supporting space missions that are violating radio amateur frequencies and operating without coordination? Please don’t enable abuse of radio amateur frequencies.”
Pierros please bring this up with GAUSS Srl and the UNISAT-7, we only wrote about it because they emailed us and we thought it was cool, Adafruit did not launch anything in to space (yet).
We tried to communicate with the libre.space foundation (Pierros).
25 min, 28 secs in, we think we said it all, we just want folks to be better to each other, libre.space can be a leader in this “space”, and finding ways to work together vs being jerky on twitter.
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