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MK10 - CubeSat Remote Sensing Kit

MK10 - CubeSat Remote Sensing Kit

Regular price $600.00 USD
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MaxIQ Space has updated the xChip technology and launched a new kit in 2022.

With the MK10 CubeSat Remote Sensing kit you can build a "remote or flight" station and a ground station, with data transmitted using LoRa radio technology.

Ideal for CubeSat and remote sensing in applications including suborbital flights, wilderness monitoring, high altitude balloon (HAB) projects and CubeSat/ PocketQube engineering models. 

Invoices and Purchase Orders:

If your institution is based in the USA, and would like us to register on your supply chain, or prefers to pay using EFT or check, please mail, and we can arrange that for you.

MaxIQ is a Virginia, USA corporation, managing the logistics of these practical yet virtual CubeSat building workshops.

Additional Workshops, Alternative Time Zones:

We deliver frequent workshops relating to this CubeSat Remote Sensing kit, at least once a quarter. As a global team, we offer alternative times for the workshops to accommodate everyone across the globe. Please mail to discuss the options available.

With this kit you can collect data...

  • with all the convenience of xChips - no soldering, wiring, breadboarding or lab equipment needed
  • requiring no electronics or hardware knowledge
  • providing a much cheaper and more accessible way of building a remote sensing instruments 
  • with easy availability, allowing you to avoid long lead times
  • Sample Arduino code to get going fast

Kit contents:

Remote or Flight Station:

  • 1 x Extended ESP32 Core with SD card interface and extension connectors. This core can be coded with Arduino, Python, C C++
  • 1 x AAA battery pack
  • 1 x USB power and programming interface
  • 1 x Weather sensor for temperature and relative humidity
  • 1 x Barometer for atmospheric pressure (and temperature for chip calibration)
  • 1 x Accelerometer with axes X, Y and Z. The data can be converted to present pitch, yaw, roll and g-force
  • 1 x Light sensor for visible light and UV index
  • 1 x GPS or GNSS navigation and location sensor
  • 1 x LoRa radio and antenna set (TinyGS compatible)
  • 16 standard 10 pin connectors
  • Selection of prototype and extension boards for you to add your own sensors
  • 1 x OLED display (for configuration not flight or harsh conditions)

Ground station*:

  • 1 x Extended ESP32 Core with SD card interface and extension connectors. This core connects to WiFi and Bluetooth for full IoT capabilities
  • 1 x LoRa radio and antenna set (TinyGS compatible)
  • 1 x USB power and programming interface
  • 1 x OLED display
  • 8 standard 10 pin connectors

* The ground station can be configured as a TinyGS ground station, everyone purchasing this kit will be included in the TinyGS course offering at no extra cost.

How it works:

We continuously develop Arduino coding examples for this kit and combination, so that you can get started fast. All the coding libraries are available in multiple languages, supporting you to develop your own code.

The MaxIQ MQTT server delivers data to a Kibana dashboard to efficient remote sensing.

We provide 3D print files for the CubeSat frames, and recommend suppliers for aluminium fabrication. 

Launch Opportunities:

MaxIQ has secured multiple launch opportunities, all the way from model rocket tests  to projects on the International Space Station. Please look at this page for more detail.

How to use

We have developed "Getting Started Guides" for all our kits, please find the appropriate guide at these links:

STEM Starter Kit (MK01/SDG)

TinyGS Kit (MK05)

Suborbital Flight Kit

Remote Sensing Kit

Frequently asked questions:

Visit the FAQ page for updated answers.

Shipping & Processing

Please allow 3-5 days for processing.

Shipping is available globally.

Price and shipping times are subject to individual orders.

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