• Thermal tests with the communications card (qualification).
  • Thermal testing of the E-BOX (qualification). a
  • Thermal design modifications and integration of solutions.
  • Finalisation of flight cabling.
  • Arrangements for launch opportunity.
  • Flight model testing of on-board communications equipment.
  • Communications system integration.
  • Arrangements for launch opportunity.
  • Design and manufacture of separation system accessories.
  • Preparation of transport containers.
  • Preparation of Flight Model (FM) test procedures.
  • Preparation of Flight Model (FM) test fixtures.
  • Flight Model (FM) integration.
  • Calibration of the ADCS system (magnetometers) in the Flight Model (FM).
  • Preparation of bills of materials, parts and processes.
  • Preparation of launch documentation.





  • Arrangements to obtain launching opportunity.
  • Design and assembly of the ground station.
  • Testing of the engineering model (EM) of the communications equipment.
  • Mechanical testing of the MTS payload (Iberespacio).
  • Design and manufacture of the separation connector.
  • Development of structural calculation SW (bolt calculation).
  • Arrangements to obtain launch opportunity.
  • Battery supervision.
  • Thermal tests of the communications board.
  • Tests with the AOCS SW.
  • E-BOX surface finishes.
  • Separation system study.
  • Functional testing of solar panels on flight wiring.
  • Structural design of vibrator tooling.
  • Wiring tests.
  • E-BOX mechanical tests (qualification).
  • Flight SW development.
  • Ground station SW development.




  • Assembly and testing of the Engineering Model (EM).
  • Calibration of the on-board solar sensors.
  • Calibration of on-board temperature sensors.
  • Design and development of the wiring.
  • Purchase of a vibrator for testing.
  • Integration and testing of the solar panels.
  • Battery maintenance service.
  • Manufacture of the flight model (FM) structure components.
  • Development of the communications system.
  • Testing of the payload elements.
  • Development of the thermal model.
  • Battery monitoring.
  • Development of SW for the satellite.

Our officies

The University Institute of Microgravity "Ignacio Da Riva" is part of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. We have one site at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio, within the Moncloa campus, and another at the Montegacedo campus.

Campus Moncloa / Montegacedo

📍 Plaza Cardenal Cisneros, 3 28040 Madrid, España

📍 Calle de los Ciruelos S/N, 28223 Pozuelo, España

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