It's a new definition of fun: build it with your team and use it just like the satellites orbiting Earth.
Kitsat is an educational satellite based on the popular CubeSat format, which is used by hundreds of universities around the world. It is the core of the New Space movement, that is changing the way we access space.
Understanding this technology is fundamental for the next generation of space explorers.
Simulate realistic CubeSat operations. See how a satellite is made. Play and learn. Create new missions, explore and have fun.
Our workshops are designed by space engineers for students and teachers to be applied in STEM subjects (2-3h satellite teaching sessions to be done in a classroom).
The students can detach the parts of the satellite, assemble it again, set up the ground station and test the satellite functions.
After it, they are ready to plan a mission where they could receive data from the satellite, verify it and send commands to the satellite for taking and receiving photos.
Kitsat can be positioned to high public places or lifted with a helium balloon to an altitude of hundreds of meters.
A flyover can also be simulated very realistically using a drone. It can take Kitsat and fly at a low altitude over the ground station just like a real satellite would move in the sky.
It can be used as well for exploration missions: one group of students can take the satellite to a hidden place and move it along an unknown trajectory, while another group tries to track it and observe the surroundings with the camera via the radio link.