Press Release

PocketQube adds MiniSatCom Radio to Satellite Shop

By SpaceRef Editor
May 5, 2014
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Glasgow, Scotland – PocketQube Shop announced today the addition of the RadioBro MiniSatCom radio product to its online satellite shop. The transceiver is the first off the shelf electronic subsystem to be developed for the new PocketQube Standard.

The MiniSatCom has two variants, the 420-450MHz or 902-928MHz versions with more in development. The units can be purchased individually or as part of an essentials, developer or training kit. Both engineering and flight certified models are available. With an adapter board they are also compatible with the PQ60 interface, the standard for PocketQube electronics similar to PC/104 for Cubesats. More details can be found at:

PocketQubes were first proposed by Prof Bob Twiggs (cubesat co-inventor) in order to tackle the escalating cost of launch for University groups on tight budget. The standardized 5cm cube can be stacked to create larger spacecraft. There are currently 4 PocketQubes in orbit after a successful launch on a Russian Dnepr-1 rocket late last year.

PocketQube Shop is the largest vendor of PocketQube hardware and currently sells structures and mechanical ground support equipment. Their Founder/CEO Tom Walkinshaw said:

‘We are really excited to be working with Radiobro on such an exciting and game changing product for the PocketQube market. PocketQubes can cost a fraction of the build and launch price of a Cubesat. More COTS hardware make the barriers a little lower for first time satellite builders’

About PocketQube Shop

PocketQube Shop based in Glasgow, Scotland, wants to get more people building and launching their own satellites. They provide a hub for the fledgling class of PocketQube satellites by offering a one stop shop with the largest selection of parts available anywhere. Having successfully closed a Kickstarter campaign they are now growing their product range.


About Radiobro

Radiobro Corporation are an aerospace firm based in Huntsville Alabama, specialising in  pico-satellite solutions, integration services, and tactical solutions. The startup advances the satellite market by incorporating the smallest and highest quality embedded controllers and transceivers to provide a competitive solution to government, commercial and student groups.

SpaceRef staff editor.