News

Project Milestones:

  • 2-3 July 2015: Satellite is integrated with the rocket (to be confirmed)
  • 28 June 2015: SSC Team travels to India for final checks and battery charging
  • 8-14 June 2015: DeorbitSail satellite travels to India
  • 24 February 2014: CDR, Guildford, UK
  • 31 January 2014: EC Update, Brussels 
  • 6 December 2013: Design Meeting with ISIS, Delft
  • 2 July 2013: "M24" / Design Meeting with ISIS, Delft
  • 4 June 2013: EC Update, Brussels
  • 21 January 2013: Team Meeting at Guildford, UK
  • 20 January 2012: "M6" Project meeting in Guildford, Surrey, UK
  • 3 June 2011: Kickoff meeting in Guildford, UK

Publications:

  • January 5-9, 2015, Gaylord Palms and Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL, USA:
    • Hillebrandt M, "Deployment testing of the DeOrbitSail flight hardware",
  • April 1-4, 2014, European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing, Braunschweig, Germany:
    • Hillebrandt M, "The boom design of the DeOrbitSail satellite”
    • Meyer S, "Design of the DeOrbitSail boom deployment unit”
  • June 11-13, 2013, 3rd International Symposium on Solar Sailing, Glasgow, Scotland:
    • Lappas V, Fernandez J, Visagie L, Stohlman O, Viquerat A, Prassinos G, Theodorou T and Schenk M, "Demonstrator Flight Missions at the Surrey Space Centre involving Gossamer Sails"
  • July 21-26, 2013, In Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Melbourne, VIC:
    • Steyn W.H.and van Zyl R, Inggs M and Cilliers P, "Current and future small satellite projects in South Africa"
  • 26 April 2012: Prof. V. J. Lappas, Surrey Space Centre presented the GSF Keynote: Gossamer Systems for Satellite Deorbiting: The CubeSail and DeorbitSail Space Missions at the AIAA SDM conference in Honolulu

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