Welcome to the AMSAT® CubeSatSim Simulator Project Wiki
The CubeSat Simulator is a low cost satellite emulator that run on solar panels and batteries, transmits UHF radio telemetry, has a 3D printed frame, and can be extended by additional sensors and modules. This project is sponsored by the not-for-profit Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, AMSAT®.
Here you will find documentation about this project and detailed install instructions.
If you don't have the time or money to build a CubeSat Simulator that transmits real telemetry, you can build a CubeSat Simulator Lite!
Here are the four boards that make up the complete board stack. Left to right: custom solar panel board, Raspberry Pi Zero W, MoPower UPS V2, and Digital Transceiver board.
Here is the built board stack
The build has two main parts. First, a Three Board Stack of the off-the-shelf boards (Raspberry Pi Zero W CPU, MoPower UPS V2, and Digital Transceiver) and software install. This is pictured here:
Second, building the custom Solar Power Board, pictured here:
Third, there is a 3D printed frame, including solar panels:
Instructions to build the Three Board Stack.
Software Install Instructions to build and install the software for the CubeSat Simulator Three Board Stack.
Instructions to Build the Solar Power Board.
Instructions for Testing and Using the Solar Power Board.