It's officially crunch time around here. We're in the process of building the KickSat mothership in time for our final delivery in September - less than 2 months away! Here's where we are right now:
We have the structure built along with all of the mechanical and electrical parts that make up the deployer. What we have left to do is to integrate all of the avionics - the flight computer, radios, sensors, control systems, batteries, and solar panels that will make everything work. A lot of that is ready to go, but we're still waiting for a few more circuit boards to come in before we can assemble everything. Once that's done, we'll do thermal and vibration testing, which I will hopefully be able to take some pictures and video of.
While we're pretty busy right now, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks again for your support.
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