Versatile Educational Tool
RASCube is an educational satellite that is designed to look, feel, function and assemble just like a real CubeSat, but not go into space. Students in small groups receive a flatpack kit with everything they need to assemble and use their own satellite in-class.
RASCube wirelessly transmits live data and displays it on a computer screen, with data such as GPS position, orientation, acceleration, magnetic fields, temperature, pressure and much more.
The aluminium structure provides a strong and durable system for RASCube's components to attach to.
Each piece of the cube is CNC machined in-house. For durability, all pieces are anodised, providing a protective surface finish. Furthermore, stainless steel or brass thread inserts are installed everywhere that a screw goes, ensuring the satellite can be assembled and disassembled class after class.
The modular electronics system is what brings real functionality to RASCube. Each kit includes five circuit boards, including the Electrical Power System (EPS), On-Board Computer (OBC), Sensor Module, Telemetry Module and Prototyping Board.
Sensors include an IMU, barometer, magnetometer, GPS and various power sensors.
RASCube includes six high-efficiency solar cells to charge its two lithium ion batteries, providing power to the satellite's electronic systems.
Wireless Telemetry and Display
RASCube wirelessly sends data to a USB-style receiver, which plugs into Windows or MacOS computers. This data is then displayed in live graphs and graphics using our proprietary User Interface. Students can also download the data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for further analysis.
For students who wish to take things further, RASCube is designed with expandability and modularity in mind. Students can develop their own electronic modules which are compatible with RASCube, as the satellite is programmed through the Arduino IDE.
Seamless Integration into the Classroom
Whether you're incorporating RASCube into your lessons, conducting a workshop, or tinkering after school, we're here to provide the resources, guidance, and ongoing support you need.
Simply put, we don't want you to spend hours figuring out how to use RASCube or digging into space tech - we've got you sorted!
User Interface (UI)
Our proprietary web-based user interface displays live data from RASCube in graphs, charts and other graphics. Additionally, students can download this data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for further investigation and analysis.
Every RASCube kit includes...
All electronic parts
All aluminium parts
All required tools
Two rechargeable batteries
Prototyping Module (breadboard)
Quick Start Guide (instructions)
Access to lesson plans
Access to User Interface
Access to technical documentation
Ongoing support when needed