The CubeSat Cookbook was setup to help people find information about CubeSats and to help projects concentrate on the main mission goals rather than the mechanics of getting the CubeSat built, launched and operating.

To this end, we have developed a few products that do not appear to be available elsewhere to help people get started inexpensively. Sales of these products also help us fund the development of this site, so if you find it useful, please consider purchasing some of these items to help us with our running costs – thanks!

Models 1.5Q Mass model

Price: GBP 19.99

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This kit is a Perspex 187.5g mass model of a 1.5Q PocketQub developed for the project.

1U Pumpkin CubeSat Kit compatible Perspex Model

Price: GBP 69 (approx. EUR 79, USD 99)

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This kit is a model of a Pumpkin, Inc. 1U skeletonised CubeSat Kit and is typically used for modeling or mounting CubeSat electronics and sensors until a project is ready to install them in a flight ready metal casing.

The interior volume of the pCSK is a 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cube. Cutouts and fixings holes are accurately located, however some compromises have been made and artistic license has been used to enable the model to be inexpensively cut from a flat sheet of Perspex.

The flight ready metal casing has a slightly smaller interior volume with some intrusions and components into the interior. This kit is primarily designed for inexpensively test mounting circuit boards, solar panels and antennas. Dimensions and routing of components for installation in a flight ready metal casing must always be checked against an actual casing.

Assembly instructions: 20100502_pCSK_Kit_Instructions.pdf

3U Pumpkin CubeSat Kit compatible Perspex Model

This kit is the 3U version of the Pumpkin, Inc. skeletonised CubeSat kit with an interior volume of 30cm x 10cm x 10cm.

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Deployable 3U solar panels (including hinges and fixings) for the 3U model kit above:

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Are there any other products you would like to see us develop? If so, we would be very grateful if you would leave it as a comment or email to let us know and see if we can get them made – thanks!

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