A Conceptual Design Synthesis for the Model Satellite

  • Caglar Uyulan Bulent Ecevit University
  • Samet Kolcu Bulent Ecevit University
  • Taha Gül Bulent Ecevit University
  • Ertan Abakay Bulent Ecevit University
  • Eren Delen Bulent Ecevit University
  • Kerem Demir Bulent Ecevit University
  • Ömer Numan Özdemir Bulent Ecevit University
Keywords: Satellite model competition, Microsatellite design, Control moment gyroscope, Telemetry transmission


The annually organised Türksat Satellite Model Competition gives undergraduate and graduate students, who are students of engineering, the opportunity to transform theoretical knowledge into practice and to share interdisciplinary work and experience. Bulent Ecevit University participated in the Türksat Satellite Model Competition 2019 [1] with B-Dispate Black Diamond Space Team. The team is based on undergraduate students, which consist of multidisciplinary engineering departments collaborating with the professional guidance and supervision from academia. The main goal of the team is to send the telemetry information (pressure, height, battery level, photograph and video recording, equipment opening, load carrying, ability to send location upon landing, attitude information, etc.) collected from the sensor equipment on board attached to the model satellite, to the ground station during the flight stage. Also, the team will have to fulfil particular tasks designated by the competition board. A comprehensive conceptual model satellite synthesis is reported in this paper. It is shown how the model satellite design should be driven, allowing significant savings in terms of qualification tests, and giving way to a procedure to design and manufacture a low-cost educational microsatellite.

How to Cite
C. Uyulan, “A Conceptual Design Synthesis for the Model Satellite”, JAST, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 43-56, Jan. 2020.