Set-up & achievements Finance Team

By Mels Wittenberg (Finance Team) Three years ago, this project started as an inspiring initiative to connect and enthuse the youth with technology. The idea was ambitious and still is. However, it has definitely changed to a feasible and realistic project....

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Stef’s retrospect on his Da Vinci Satellite years

By Stef Crum (Technical Manager) I got the pleasure of joining this tremendous project in 2019. At the time I was appointed as the project manager of this new idea that was just starting. With the DSE (Design Synthesis Exercise) wrapped up a couple of weeks before, we...

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Lina’s retrospect of a Da Vinci Satellite year

By Lina Hosking (Education Team) About a year ago I embarked on the adventure that is the Education Team of the Da Vinci Satellite Project. Very soon I became a part of the newly established High School Team, and our task was clear: to enthuse and inspire high school...

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Crowdfunding

By Mels Wittenberg (Finance Team) I am quite sure that none of you could have missed it in the last few months. Our social media channels were full of it. Multiple status updates were sent throughout the week, especially in the beginning. Of course, I am talking about...

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Launching a CubeSat

By Mels Wittenberg (Finance Team) As already explained, the finance team is also responsible for finding a suitable launcher for our CubeSat. Throughout the year, we learned that this process is extremely complex. The space industry, or maybe just the launchers...

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Game cyclus part III: dice in action

By Kim Regnery (Payload Team)One of the things we recently tested is the game cyclus of our Dice Payload. To read more about the mechanism and assembly go to the post form last week and the week before. In this video you can see how the sweeper moves with the dice....

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Game cyclus part II: working principle

By Kim Regnery (Payload Team)Last week we showed the assembly of the Dice Payload. This week you can see how the game cycles work, these are the steps the dice payload takes to 'throw' the dice.  You can see in the video on the right how the Dice Payload first starts...

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Game cyclus part I: assembly

By Kim Regnery (Payload Team)This week we have been focussing on the game cyclus of the Dice Payload. In the video you can see how two of our engineers (Matthijs and Kim) are assembling the Dice Payload. Please note that both engineers have been in quarantine prior to...

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Dice payload assembly

By Kim Regnery (Payload Team)The last couple of weeks have been very exciting for the Payload Team, after more than one and a half years of working on the theory and mainly looking at 3D models on the computer, we finally were able to start the assembly of our first...

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