The PyCubed Experience

Date(s) - 10/11/2023
14:00 - 16:00

University of Southern Denmark


The PyCubed Experience


Friday November 10th 2023
1400-1600 CET

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

Room CP3
Level 1
Building 30

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Registration required and FREE of charge.


Zachery Manchester will lead a workshop introducing PyCubed, an innovative low cost open source, radiation tested, python based platform for rapid CubeSat development.

Joining him will be Isobel Porteus and Jacob Mukobi from the Stanford Student Satellite Initiative whose latest PyCubed based satellite Sapling2, was launched this year alongside DISCO-1 and is currently in LEO.

Student satellites projects have flourished as the CubeSat form factor, cost of launch and ecosystem of CubeSat components has grown. Student CubeSat projects have taken different approaches to designing and building their spacecraft, with some designing from scratch, some using off the shelf modules and others building on a wide range of open source designs.

Common issues for student programs are high costs, closed proprietary systems, steep learning curves of embedded systems, difficult extensibility, ground station access, and lack of advanced test facilities.

PyCubed addresses these issues with it’s open source software and hardware, python based programming environment, modular design, LoRa and TinyGS based connectivity and extensive testing to produce an accessible, extensible, and affordable CubeSat platform with growing flight heritage.

The workshop will include short presentations, discussion and demos.

The workshop co-incides with and is supported by the 2023 Danish Space Conference and partners.

Zachery Manchester

Zac Manchester is an Assistant Professor in The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon and leads the Robotic Exploration Lab. His research leverages insights from physics, control theory, and optimization to enable robotic systems that can move and interact with their environments with the same level of agility, robustness, and efficiency as humans and animals. His lab develops algorithms for controlling a wide range of autonomous systems from cars merging onto the highway to spacecraft landing on Mars. Zac Previously worked at NASA Ames Research Center and received a NASA Early Career Faculty Award in 2018.
Zachery Manchester

Stanford Student Satellite Initiative

The Stanford Student Space Initiative (Stanford SSI) is Stanford’s largest project-based student group, with more than 300 members split into six project teams: Rockets, Satellites, Balloons, Mars, Biology, and Policy.

SSI is a completely student-run organization founded in 2013 with the mission of giving future leaders of the space industry the hands-on experience and broader insight they need to realize the next era of space development. SSI is dedicated to achieving both short- and long-term goals. In the next year, we will build and launch more cubesats, work on a rover to autonomously cross Antarctica, and develop a new hybrid engine for a vertically landing rocket. All the while, we will continue to expand our mission of education and inspiration across Stanford and the world, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and doing our part to further the development of the new space age.

SSI is represented by Isobel Porteous and Jacob Mukobi
Sapling 2


With thanks to the Danish Space Conference organisers.


For further information please contact Julian Priest


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