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Microsatellites are small artificial satellites built with low mass and size  – usually weighting between 10/11 and 100/120 kg – whose reduced manufacturing and launch costs ease a responsive access to Space. The interest of universities, private companies and government agencies in launching microsatellites has been increasing in the last decades, representing a recent significant development in the Space industry scenario. Microsatellites are built with […]

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GAUSS will be at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018

GAUSS has been selected to participate in the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, the most relevant international trade fair for the Aerospace industry, that will be held from 16 to 22 of July 2018 in Farnborough Airport (UK).  This biennial Space industry event is organized by “Farnborough International Limited” and aims at gathering the Aerospace business actors, […]

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Flight Heritage of ABACUS OBC on UniSat-6

Together with the recent fourth anniversary of the satellite UniSat-6, GAUSS OBC ABACUS reached a flight heritage of four years flying on two small satellites, namely UniSat-6 and Tigrisat.  Infact, since June 2014, the brain of the satellite, the on board computer specifically developed for microsatellites, has successfully spent several years in orbit, being continuously up and running.   In […]

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CubeSats: The Origins CubeSats can go from 1U to even 12U Units and beyond.  The revolutionary CubeSat project is quite young although by now it is visibly diffused: it started in 1999 when Professor Bob Twiggs (from Stanford University’s Space Systems Development Laboratory) and Professor Jordi PuigSuari (from California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly, California) created a […]

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GAUSS designs, manufactures and launches PocketQubes, a class of miniaturized satellites: ultrasmall platforms measuring 2 inches per side/approximately 5 cm cubed and weighing up to 250 grams. They can be of one or more cubic units, like CubeSats, and they belong to the class of picosatellites (similar to the CubeSats but smaller). They are the smallest […]

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GAUSS at the IAA Italy-Israel Workshop on Nanosatellite Technologies

GAUSS is participating in the Italy-Israel Workshop on Nanosatellite Technology, a sector in which the Company operates, as it manufactures systems and subsystems fit for small satellites. The bilateral 2-day event “Nanotecnologie, bilaterale Italia-Israele” takes place in Rome at ASI premises on April 9-10, 2018, under the aegis of Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Israeli Space Agency (ISA) and International Academy of Astronautics […]

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