If you are an enthusiast or a student passionate about space like us, but you have no knowledge of electronics, this is a kit specially designed for you. The CatSat I kit contains everything you need to completely assemble a CanSat. In this kit you will find the necessary pieces to assemble it in a simple way and without tools so you can learn to plan, create and carry out your first mission.
Welcome to CatSat1, the suborbital mission specially designed for you student or enthusiast passionate about space, this is a mission that will allow you to experience and recreate all the necessary steps to perform a space mission.
Our kit has everything you need to build a “pico-satellite”, better known as a “can” satellite or CanSat. The CaTSat 1 has a series of modules integrated by the flight computer, sensors and communications, which give you the necessary tools to perform a series of experiments and measurements in the stratosphere of our planet.
Did you know
you have more processing power in your hands than the one used in the Apollo I space mission.
You can find on our wiki the guide for you to carry out this practice and successfully complete the mission. You will find theoretical information, planning, simulation, assembly, launch and recovery of the mission. We remind you that the entire design of CatSat1 is free hardware, so you can study it, modify it and even create your own load modules. All this information can be found in the project repository on GitHub.
If you have any questions, do not forget to leave it in a comment.
You are excited? We also! In Electronic Cats we wish you success in the mission, that you learn a lot, but above all, have fun!
“To infinity and beyond” -Buzz Lightyear
This is a modular satellite that has 3 electronic stages:
Battery and Control
CanSat control board with atmega328p microcontroller and LiPo 3.7v 2200mAh battery charge control module
Board with the basic sensors of temperature, humidity, pressure, altitude, gyroscope, magnetometer and acceleration.
Telemetry and GPS
This board has a GPS to know the position of the CatSat at all times, in addition to a LoRA RM95 module (range ~ 50km) in charge of telemetry and communication with the earth station.
Easy to assemble and weld, with preloaded test firmware and completely Open Source, if you are a teacher this is a great kit for the classroom and inspire your students to start in the space world.
Ready for your next mission? Meow!
- Easy to assemble
- Arduino based
- Open Hardware
- Communication with LoRa
- Modular and expandable
- USB plug and play
- Temperature, humidity, pressure, altitude, GPS, magnetometer and gyroscope
- Rechargeable battery
- Create your own payload
- Range of 31 ~ 50km
- Tracking software
- 3 x PCBs payload module
- Ground station PCB
- 2 x Arduino Pro Mini 3.3v
- DHT22 (Temperature and humidity)
- GY-87 (Accelerometer, barometer, Gyroscope, Temperature)
- GPS L80
- Lora RFM95
- 915 Mhz omnidirectional antenna
- Lipo Battery 3.7v 2200 mAh
- Lipo battery charger
- Earth station
- Yagi antenna for 915 Mhz earth station
- Antenna cable
- Full HD 1080P mini hidden camcorder
- Wireless 2.4GHz radio remote
- Support up to 32GB TF card ( not included)
- With 1800mAh lithium polymer battery
- Recording time about 17 hours
- Support TV-out function
- Support video recording when charging
- Atmospheric balloon
Easy to use