Status Report

PocketQub 1.0 Designing and deploying the next generation of micro-satellites

By SpaceRef Editor
February 17, 2014
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CubeSats have fundamentally reshaped our thinking and imagination about what’s possible in space. Now the design of an even smaller platform, the PocketQub(TM) (PQ) class satellite (measuring 5cmx5cmx15cm and weighing just under one pound), further demonstrates the power and potential of new micro technologies in space….and at a cost less than you might pay for a top of the line bicycle. 

The PocketQub class satellite, invented by Bob Twiggs (also the co-developer of the CubeSat), is envisioned to have a wide range of possible applications, including:  space network nodes, sensor platforms, inexpensive test-beds and novel satellite constellations that are inexpensive, redundant and spatially organized.

With the successful November 2013 launch and orbital insertion of several PQ’s by Kentucky Space and other partners…this timely workshop will bring together spacecraft designers, innovators, makers, entrepreneurs and educators to discuss and explore the range of possible uses for these novel spacecraft. 

Why should you attend:

At this workshop you will interact with the actual individuals that designed, built, launched and now perform the ground ops for the first successful PQ satellite now in orbit.

You will not only receive details about the design and development of your PQ-class satellite but also meet with the people who can facilitate all of  the aspects of your PQ mission.

SpaceRef staff editor.