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November 28, 2011 — Three more CubeSat Kits in Space

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This morning's launch of a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg AFB lifted six CubeSats to orbit, inlcuding three that utilize CubeSat Kit components: RAX-2, DICE-1 and DICE-2. RAX-2 is a 3U CubeSat, and DICE-1 and DICE-2 are each 1.5U CubeSats. See more information on our In Space page.

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran


September 17, 2011 — Software Updates Posted

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The Pumpkin Library, CubeSat Kit and EFFS-THIN software used in the CSK /PIC24 and the CSK /dsPIC33 have been updated and are available online.


August 27, 2011 — Industrial-temperature-range SD Cards now Available

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Pumpkin can now supply SD Cards that operate over the full industrial temperature range of -40C to +85C. The standard card is 2GB in size, and immediately replaces the older SD Card, which was rated for only -20C to +60C.

All of Pumpkin's CubeSat Kit electronics are rated for operation over the full industrial temperature range.


August 19, 2011 — New CAD Models Added

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3D CAD models for the solid-wall and skeletonized 2U Rev D structures have been added to the Design & CAD Models page. These models are compatible with SolidWorks, Pro/E, etc. Users are advised to use the latest (Rev D) models for all new designs. Rev C and earlier are provided for reference only.


August 6-11, 2011 — At 2011 CubeSat Summer Workshop and SmallSat Conference

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Pumpkin is in booth #16 at the 25th annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites that takes place in Logan, Utah August 8-11, 2011. Prior to the conference, Pumpkin attended the CubeSat Summer Workshop, where Pumpkin had two presentations.

New products announced include the nanoLab Kit™ -- a development environment for the ISS-based Nanoracks® -- and the CubeSat Kit™ PPM E1, a new PPM based on the PIC24FJ256GB210, with integrated USB OTG and more RAM than PPM D1.

Pumpkin's products -- including CubeSat structures, electronics and nanosat-class solar arrays, were shown in various booths throughout the conference.


July 8, 2011 — Colony I Bus at Naval Postgraduate School

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The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California has taken delivery of a Colony I bus. Twelve Colony I buses were built by Pumpkin for a US DoD customer. In this KSBW video entitled "Local Ex-Astronaut Talks About Final Shuttle Launch," Dr. James Newman -- a 4-time spacewalking astronaut and now professor at NPS -- talks about working in space, student activities at the NPS, and the future.


May 19, 2011 — CubeSat Kit-based OUFTI Nanosatellite Project Reports Available Online


The OUFTI Nanosatellite Project at the University of Liege in Belgium has made a variety of reports available online. Of particular interest to CubeSat Kit customers is the Thermal Analysis by L. Jacques.


March 23, 2011 — First Release of CSK /8051 EFFS-THIN Software

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The CubeSat Kit /8051 now has EFFS-THIN Software. This release also includes a new feature whereby the end-user can set the desired SPI clock speed. Working speeds of 12.5MHz were observed with PSPM B (SYSCLK = 25MHz).


March 1, 2011 — Booth Assignment for 2011 SmallSat Conference

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Pumpkin has been assigned booth #16 -- our first choice -- for the 25th annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites that takes place in Logan, Utah August 8-11, 2011.


February 12, 2011 — NASA ARC PhoneSat uses Pumpkin Battery Technology

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A group at NASA Ames Research Center has been experimenting with the use of Android smartphones in CubeSat-class nanosatellites. Working with NASA ARC, Pumpkin designed, developed and delivered in short order the new Nexus One® Li-Ion Battery Carrier , which can provides over 100Wh of energy storage to a 1U-size CubeSat. The image displays the PhoneSat during a balloon test flight.


February 1, 2011 — Scientific American Article on CubeSats


Prof. Bob Twiggs -- who conceived the CubeSat in the 1990s -- co-wrote an article Scientific American about CubeSats entitled Citizen Satellites. Several CubeSats built with Pumpkin's CubeSat Kit are profiled.


January 28, 2011 — Stanford Daily Profile of Pumpkin's President


The Stanford Daily -- the student newspaper at Stanford University -- has published a profile of Pumpkin's president Andrew Kalman, who is also a consulting professor at Stanford and director of the Space and Systems Development Laboratory within the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department.


January 24, 2011 — SSTL's CubeSat Incorporates Android Technology

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CubeSat Kit users University of Surrey and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) have created the 3U-size STRAND-1 smartphone nanosatellite that incorporates an Android-based phone.

STRAND-1 utilizes a Rev D CubeSat Kit 3U solid-wall structure.


January 23, 2011 — Delfi-C3 celebrates 1000th Day on Orbit

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TU Deflt's Delfi-C3 nanosatellite -- that uses both a CubeSat Kit 3U structure and a CubeSat Kit FM430 Flight Module -- celebrated its 1000th day of continuous operation.

Congratulations to the Delfi-C3 team!









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