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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Overview

    1. What Is a Picosatellite?

    2. Where Is Orbit?

    3. Pico-Goals

    4. LEO Conditions and Viability

    5. LEO Temperatures

    6. How I Got Started

    7. Budgets

  2. Chapter 2 PCB Fab, Soldering, and Electronics

    1. Gerber Files

    2. Breadboarding and Prototyping

    3. Fabricating PCBs

    4. Quality Control

    5. Soldering

    6. Parts Is Parts

    7. Parts Suppliers

  3. Chapter 3 Chassis, Structure, and Gross Anatomy

    1. Parts Is Parts

    2. CubeSats and TubeSats

    3. Shielding

    4. Payload Bays

    5. Flight Spares

  4. Chapter 4 Power

    1. Power In

    2. Power Architecture

    3. Power Charging Efficiency

    4. Power Out

    5. Power Charging Curves

  5. Chapter 5 Programming and Coding

    1. Core Processor

    2. Sensor Programming

    3. Packet Data

    4. Radio Transmission Programming

    5. More on Hardware

  6. Chapter 6 Launching and Rockets

    1. Blowups Happen

    2. Form Factor

    3. InterOrbital Systems

  7. Chapter 7 Milestones and Planning

    1. Checklists

    2. Research and Design (2 months)

    3. Setup (1 month)

    4. Core Work (5 months)

    5. Integration and Testing (2 months or more)

    6. Team Work

    7. Final Step

    8. Sample Case: Project Calliope TubeSat-style Picosatellite

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