Aalto 2 has left Earth atmosphere

Aalto 2 satellite left Earth atmosphere today. It is Finland’s first own satellite. Aalto 2 navigation subsystem uses the same code for the sun sensor as Aalto 1. We created a prototype for the sun sensor using of the shelf … Continue reading

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India Will Launch Finland’s First Satellite Aalto-1

Aalto-1, the first satellite of Finland, will be launched in an Indian rocket (article in Finnish). This was a surprise, as it was originally going to be on a SpaceX rocket. I prototyped Aalto-1 sun sensor in a project with … Continue reading

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Our Code on PROX-1 Satellite

Georgia Tech is building a satellite, PROX-1. The Prox-1 mission will demonstrate automated safe trajectory control during proximity operations for on orbit inspection. Molly Riebling, the lead of Attitude Determination and Controls Subsystem, is using our code for testing the … Continue reading

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GPS GeoLocation in Cordova and Android – add permissions to Android manifest

Where in the world is your cell phone? With Cordova, you can write your app in JavaScript, build an Android apk and sell it on Google Play. This article shows you how to use GeoLocation (GPS) from Javascript. We show … Continue reading

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Finland’s First Satellite – Prototyping Sun Sensor with Arduino

Finland launches her first satellite in 2014. We’re building a prototype of sun sensor with Arduino. Sun sensor is part of the navigation subsystem. Sun position is measured with tiny Elmos E910.86. Arduino reads these values using SPI protocol and … Continue reading

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