SunbYte II up close

New and late registering engineering students in the University of Sheffield got a chance to see SunbYte II and meet some of the team at a welcome event today in the Diamond building.

SunbYte III

Work has begun on the third generation of SunbYte. The team has been working hard on the proposal for the BEXUS 28/29 mission, which will launch in October 2019.  SunbYte III team leader Sagar Shah hopes to build on the successes of it’s predecessors, specifically the sun tracking systems and sturdy design, and record images of scientific value.


Data analysis of the SunbYte II flight is ongoing

SunbYte II was successfully recovered and returned to Sheffield.

Here the change of pressure and temperature with altitude can be seen

The recovered payload and data will be analysed, and will be used to improve the next iteration of SunbYte.

This image of the sun was taken by the tracking camera

The tracking system and algorithm were successfully deployed during the flight.

Electrical Team – Ground Station is Go

The ground station system is now operational and ready to receive and interpret data. The ground station is a key part of the mission as we need to know what is going on when we are 36 000 ft below the telescope.

Electrical Team – Gimble Success

The gimble responsible of moving the telescope to point towards the Sun is now operational. With a lot of code and even greater amount of brain power required the problems with the gimble are resolved and finally completed.

Electrical Team – Back at it

The E Team is back firing on all cylinders after exams season. Working around the clock with team members in multiple continents the E team will make this project a success. The early mornings and late nights will pay off when the time comes to the launch.