Lesson 2: Setting up Mission 1
Please buy a 9V battery to insert in your Mission 1 kit!
The Mission 1 OBC
This is 0.5U CubeSat Unit. It includes two PCBs. The lower PCB contains an On Board Control Computer (OBC) and an Electrical Power System (EPS). The OBC is a Raspberry Pi, while the EPS includes some components and a 9V battery.
The upper PCB contains an electrical distribution PCB, a LCD to visualize the data and a breadboard, where the sensors can be attached.
Understand the difference between hardware and software.
View information with a connected sensor.
New Information Presented
How to connect a sensor and see the data coming out.
View presentation, preferable in groups or 3 to 4 students, and complete question sheet in relation to presentation (15 mins)
As a group setup the Mission 1 components and view sensor data ( 20 mins)
One or more groups could correctly assemble and test the sensor operation (10 min)
View the introductory presentation and then answer the following questions.
- What are components of the Mission 1 kit?
- What are the sensors in the Mission 1 kit?