Weekly update – 12th October 2019

Hi all,

Another exciting week! First of all, thank you to everyone who has completed Kickstarter sensor selection form. For those that haven’t, if you can get these to us by the end of next week, that would be great. We have some outstanding questions from a number of backers and will be replying those shortly. Indiegogo backers – we tried to send out the sensor questionnaire last week but were notified that the campaign needs to be brought to an end first. The plan is to end the campaign this coming week. 

The big news is that we’ve uploaded release candidates of the AmbaSat-1 ‘motherboard’ and solarboard. You can find these on the AmbaSat-1 Github site at:

https://github.com/ambasat/AmbaSat-1/tree/master/Release

Test of both v2 of the AmbaSat-1 and Solarboards is underway and so is the completion of the remaining five sensor boards. Also included in this update are a few pictures showing boards and GPS sensor.

A zero-day exploit notification was issued for the VBulletin message board forum which we use for AmbaSat. As a precaution, it was taken offline last week. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a loss of some posts. However, things are back to normal now with a patch applied and we are pleased to report that our security systems are applying updates as and when needed.

Dashboard development is looking good. Marcel will have a more in depth update on this shortly.

UK Space Agency: Nothing yet regarding our Traffic Light Assessment. We are currently looking at a plan B. More on this soon.

We have chosen Mowden Controls as our partner for both partial and full satellite assembly. They are a local company with an impressive array of services.

That’s about it for now. As always, thank you, everyone, for your support. Not long now!

The AmbaSat team.

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