News and Announcements

Payload-XL thermal vacuum tests


The thermal vacuum chamber at ESTEC has been pumped down, and Payload-XL will be exposed to temperatures in the range between -40C to +65C for the following 7 days. The goal is to emulate the orbit conditions (vacuum and temperature), when the satellite will spend a couple of hours facing the Sun, and another couple of hours in eclipse, in the Earth’s shadow. This temperature variation will last for the whole satellite’s life time, approximately 19 times a day, depending on the chosen orbit.


Emerson Lemos Viva Voce examination


Emerson da Trindade Lemos presented his Master Thesis.

Title: “Analysis and redesign of the FloripaSat communications bus aiming to mitigate failures in the physical and data link layers

Supervisor: Prof. Eduardo Augusto Bezerra

Thesis committee:

Prof. Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, Ph.D., UFSC, President
Prof. Fabian Luis Vargas, Dr., PUCRS
Prof. Roberto de Matos, Dr., IFSC
Prof. Héctor Pettenghi Róldan, Dr., UFSC

Guilherme dos Santos Viva Voce examination


Guilherme Henrique dos Santos presented his Master Thesis.

Title: “Static Attitude Determination Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Supervisor: Prof. Eduardo Augusto Bezerra

Thesis committee:

Prof. Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, Ph.D., UFSC, President
Prof. Danilo Silva, Dr., UFSC
Prof. Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Dr., UTFPR
Prof. Laio Oriel Seman, Dr., Univali

Payload-XL vibration test


Payload-XL is under vibration tests at ESA/ESTEC.


Spacelab's new PIBIC scholarships


Two PIBIC scholarships in the field of verification and validation of small satellites have been granted to Caique Gomes and Joao Claudio Barcellos. Congrats!


Accelerometers installed in the Payload-XL board


Payload-XL has been properly instrumented with accelerometers for the vibration tests at ESA/ESTEC.


Payload-XL is assembled at ESA and it is ready for the test campaign


The integration phase of Payload-XL has ended this morning at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in The Netherlands.


Payload-XL is assembled in Sweden


The Payload-XL board developed at SpaceLab has been stacked with the remaining modules of the Advanced Payload Processors (APPs) payload to be used in the GOMX-5 mission.


CNPq PIBIC scholarship


Two scholarships available in SpaceLab in the hardware/software test field. The candidates must contact by August 20.

Kleber Gouveia Junior Viva Voce examination


Kleber Reis Gouveia Júnior presented his Master Thesis.

Title: “Space segment design flow for Cubesat missions reliability improvement

Supervisor: Prof. Eduardo Augusto Bezerra

Thesis committee:

Prof. Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, Ph.D., UFSC, President
Prof. Anderson Wedderhoff Spengler, Dr., UFSC
Prof. Kleber Vieira de Paiva, Dr., UFSC
Dr. Rodrigo Leonardi, The Brazilian Space Agency

AEB director meeting at UFSC


Dr. Cristiano Trein, Director of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) presented the Catarina Constellation initiative to Prof. Sebastiao Soares, UFSC’s Dean of Research. Prof. Eduardo Bezerra, Amir de Oliveira, Talita Posamai, Victor de Negri, Edson de Pieri, and Sergio Peters also attended the meeting.

Catarina Constellation MDR planning


Full day workshop as a preparation activity for the Mission Definition Review (MDR) of Catarina Constellation.

Catarina Constellation on the news


The Catarina Constellation is on the news!

AEB visits SpaceLab


Last week, July 28 2020, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) was present at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) to visit SpaceLab and the other groups and laboratories that work in the aerospace sector.

FloripaSat-2 CDR Meeting


On March 12 and 13, 2020, SpaceLab met with members of UFMA, SECTI/MA, INPE e AEB for the CDR (Critical Design Review) of the next mission coordinated by the laboratory: FloripaSat-2.

Selective Process 2020-1 Result


After great demand, SpaceLab UFSC announces the result of the selection process of the first semester of 2020 for undergradate students.

Results Selective Process Subscriptions 2020-1


SpaceLab UFSC publishes the results of the first phase of the Selection Process 20-1.

Selective Process 2020-1


The Space Technology Research Laboratory at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (SpaceLab UFSC) opens the selection process for the first half of 2020.

UbatubaSat and SpaceLab next satellites


The UbatubaSat group will launch its first CubeSat using the FloripaSat-1 platform, developed by UFSC’s SpaceLab laboratory, consisting of its core modules (EPS, OBDH and TT&C). The release is scheduled for April 2020.

FloripaSat-1 is on the news!


In the latest weeks many journalists and magazine/television groups visited SpaceLab HQ in UFSC Florianópolis to know about the FloripaSat-1 mission’s development and objetives.

SpaceLab at SC EXPO DEFENSE 2019


The event brought together defense areas to showcase the latest in defense products and technologies, promoting the integration of the Armed Forces with industry and technology centres.

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