ContentCube Satellite

Satellite name ContentCube (Content-Cube)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Entity name Virginia Tech
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US

Selfie-stick for space will external LCD screen.


Selfie-stick for space that will take pictures of an external LCD screen–featuring publicly-submitted photos–with Earth in the background.

Built and designed by inspireFly at Virginia Tech, with help from Bronco Space at Cal Poly Pomona. The satellite is based on Bronco Space’s PROVES Kit. However, the inclusion of a novel payload board makes this mission uniquely distinct not only from Bronco Space’s missions, but from every CubeSat mission flown so far. The payloads mission is to take a picture of a display screen on the satellite, allowing for a “selfie in space.” Conte-Cube is being launched on a Falcon-9 Rocket, where it will be transferred to the International Space Station. It will then be deployed from the ISS, after which it will wait 30 minutes before turning on and beginning its mission. Content-Cube is composed of two internal PCBs, the electrical power system (EPS) and the Flight Controller. There will be four external solar panel boards, on the +- XY faces, the Payload board will be on the +Z face, and the -Z face will have the EnduroSat UHF III Antenna. Content-Cube is a 1U CubeSat built using Bronco Space’s PROVES Kit. The novel payload of a display screen, camera, and boom arm to allow for a selfie to be taken makes it unique among other Cube-Sats. The novel mission of taking a selfie in space has made Cube-Sats interesting for the average person, as it is a mission that is easily related to.

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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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