Pumpkin supplies solar panels to a wide range of nanosatellites through our proprietary Pumpkin Modular Deployable Solar Array Systems (PMDSAS) technology, now in its sixth generation.
We just received word that the solar panels on the 3U BGUSat CubeSat continues to work perfectly 7 months into the BGUSat mission. Pumpkin built a series of deployable solar panels in engineering model and flight unit form for BGUSat. BGUSat utilizes a somewhat unusual topology, with a 5S+2S arrangement of seven solar cells per panel. Additionally, BGUSat used Pumpkin's CubeSat Hinges, four of Pumpkin's Panel Release Mechanism (PRM) to release each of the panels, along with a Pumpkin COTS 3U CubeSat Kit structure. When deployed, the solar panels are in a single plane, in a "propeller" configuration.
Pumpkin will be presenting a 1-hour, in-depth look into SUPERNOVA each day at 2:30pm at the SmallSat conference. Come by Booths 5 & 6 for an invitation!
Because a slot for an alternate presentation opened up, Andrew Kalman presented "Development of a Smart High-power Battery for CubeSats" at 16:45 on Sunday during the Workshop Session XI "Education II" on behalf of David Wright, who couldn't attend.
Our presentation outlines the thinking behind the design of Pumpkin's BM 2 battery module, that combines a high-volume battery gas gauge chip with additional intelligence from a Pumpkin SupMCU, to deliver class-leading performance and capabilities in batteries for small spacecraft.
You can now purchase NearSpace Launch's space-proven Globalstar simplex and duplex radios from Pumpkin. These space-proven radios are an inexpensive way to get nearly-worldwide beacon coverage (simplex) and TT&C (duplex) without having to invest in your own ground station architecture.
Pumpkin will be in our usual spot in booths 5 & 6 at the SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah from August 5-10. Come by and see some of our latest technology, including the BM 2 battery module and DASA, our Deployable Articulated Solar Array system that's going to the Moon! Additionally, we'll be giving hour-long insights into SUPERNOVA™ and its various subsystems, in Room 308 of the Geology Building (about 2 minutes' walk from the main conference hall).