The group is developing, together with other groups at Politecnico and a few local SMEs a modular platform for very low cost nano- and microsatellites. In particular the group is developing a power management and attitude control module, which is based on commercial low cost devices from the automotive industry, after a preliminary screening based on radation tolerance tests. The activity will terminate with the design and test of a modular “tile” containing solar panels, rechargeable batteries, attitude sensors and actuators. The covered topics are:

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