PocketQubes are miniaturized satellites that can be used for space research and education. They are ideal for universities and schools that want to conduct experiments in orbit, as they are small, cheap and reliable. PocketQubes can help students learn about coding, robotics, electronics, thermal engineering, structural engineering and radio frequency transmission. They can also inspire students to pursue careers in space science and exploration, as they can experience the thrill of launching their own satellite into space
This is exactly where the activity with which we collaborate for this World Space Week 2023 impacts. The project was born from the aerospace company Innova Space based in Mar del Plata (Argentina), and consists of designing, building, testing and (if everything goes OK) put into orbit PocketQube or Picosatelite space satellites by Secondary students.
On October 4 we will celebrate the launch at the Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (Castelldefels, Barcelona) through the Escola d’Enginyeria de Telecommunications i Aeroespacial of the UPC of Castelldefels – EETAC.
The Space Program of the UPC of Terrassa – ESEIAAT, the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya – IEEC and other academic and space research institutions have been involved in the Catalan part of this project. Currently, 9 schools from Barcelona and its metropolitan area are participating, along with two other institutes from Argentina and another from Cairo. The most advanced at the moment is the Col·legi Santo Ángel de Gavà (Barcelona), which will be in charge of presenting the project at this event.