A Batteryless Computational Pocketqube Nanosatellite



Tartan-Artibeus-1 is a novel pocketqube form factor nanosatellite that operates with no batteries. Its power system uses capacitive energy storage and solar panels to run all of its main onboard systems, which include command and control, communications, power management, and software experiments. Our mission is to show the viability of batteryless pocketqube nanosatellites.

We have open-sourced our initial software, hardware and mechanical design files. These files will change as we iterate on the Tartan-Artibeus design in preparation for our launch, now scheduled for late 2021. Take a look at our designs, and if you have an idea and want to get involved, contact us!

This project is the work of a team of Ph.D. students at CMU ECE in the Abstract research lab led by Brandon Lucia.

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