People

UPSat as a project is a collaboration between Libre Space Foundation and University of Patras. As a collaborative effort many people on different capacities are contributing:

  • Libre Space Foundation
    • Agis Zisimatos – OBC Hardware & ADCS Software
    • Manthos Papamatthaiou – Integration manager & Antenna Deployment System
    • Apostolis Masiakos – OBC Software & mNLP integration
    • Nikitas Chronas – OBC Software and command and control satellite software
    • Aris Stathakis – EPS Software
    • Alfredos Panagiotis Damkalis – Software QA & Testing
    • Pierros Papadeas – Project management
    • Manolis Sourligas – Ground station SDR & COMMS Software
    • George Vardakis – Ground station software
    • Kostas Triadafilakis – Ground station software
    • Nikos Roussos – Telemetry network
    • Kei Kreutler – Telemetry data warehouse
    • Eleftherios Kosmas – Press relations
    • Vasilis Tsiligiannis – Image Acquisition system
  • University of Patras
    • Prof. Vasilios Kostopoulos – Director in Applied Mechanics Laboratory
      • Dipl. Ing. Andreas Ampatzoglou – Structural design & testing
      • Dipl. Ing. Nick Sarantinos – CAD/CAE
      • George Athanasiou – Thermal Analysis (CAE)
      • Dr. George Sotiriadis – T-VAC chamber manufacturing
      • Sofia Gkeka – Manufacturing assistant
    • Prof. Emanouil Tatakis – Head of  Energy Conversion Group / Laboratory of Electromechanical Energy Conversion
      • Dipl. Ing. Giannis Karatzaferis – EPS Hardware
    • Prof. Antonios Tzes – Head of Applied Networked micro Mechatronics Systems group
      • Dr. Yiannis Koveos – ADCS Hardware & mission design
    • Prof. Giorgos Kalyvas – Head of Applied Electronics Laboratory
      • Manos Theodoridis – COMMS Hardware
    • Kostas Giannopoulos – Ground station setup and frequency coordination
  • Consulting & Assisting
    • Arno Doepper – Integration assistant
    • Alexandros Tsourapas SV1RVP – Integration assistant
    • Giannis Ligdopoulos SV1BJY – RF consultant
    • Panagiotis Chronas – RF consultant
    • George Pikoulis
  • SatNOGS project (see Team page)

Contact

  • Please forward any press inquaries to press ^at^ upsat.gr
  • Feel free to reach out to the team using info ^at^ upsat.gr

Diploma Theses under UPSAT framework 

[1] Ampatzoglou Andreas, Design and analysis of a full composite structure for the 1st Greek CubeSat by the University of Patras (UPSat), Diploma Thesis, Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics Department, University of Patras, October 2009
[2] Aristidis Kourepis, Design Optimization for Construction of a full Composite CubeSat Structure. Manufacturing and Preliminary Modal Survey, Diploma Thesis, Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics Department, University of Patras, July 2011
[3] Eleni Athanasopoulou, Thermal Design and Analysis of full Composite Materials CubeSat, Diploma Thesis, Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics Department, University of Patras, July 2011
[4] Stathis Galanopoulos, Design and development of the Power Supply System of the UPSat, Diploma Thesis, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, June 2011
[5] Panagiotis. Papadeas, Design and implementation of an Integrated ADCS for a MicroSatellite, Diploma Thesis, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, 2012
[6] Chris Pappas, Design optimization for construction of a Double-Unit composite materials CubeSat structure. Experimantal verification (Modal Survey), Diploma Thesis, Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics Department, University of Patras, November 2013
[7] Nick Sarantinos, Design and Analysis of a Double-Unit CubeSat structure (QB50 specifications), Diploma Thesis, Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics Department, University of Patras, July 2015

 

Conferences and Symposiums

[1] Andreas Ampatzoglou, Athanasios Baltopoulos, Athanasios Kotzakolios, Antonios Vavouliotis and Vassilis kostopoulos, Design and Analysis of a Full Composite Structure for the 1st Greek CubeSat by the University of Patras (UPSat), September 2010, 61st IAC, Prague
See the PRESENTATION

[2] Andreas Ampatzoglou, Athanasios Baltopoulos, Athanasios Kotzakolios, Nikolaos Athanasopoulos, Antonios Vavouliotis and Vassilis Kostopoulos, Re-design, Analysis, Manufacturing and Testing of a Full Composite Structure for the 1st Greek CubeSat by the University Of Patras (UPSat), 4th European CubeSat Symposium, 30 January 2012 – 1 February 2012, Brussels
See the PRESENTATION

[3] E. Theodoridis, E. Galanopoulos, P. Papadeas, K. Efstathiou, E. Tatakis and A. Tzes, `Design and Optimization of the Communication, Power and Attitude Determination and Control Modules of the UPSat’, In Proceedings of the 4th European CubeSat Symposium, January 30-Ferbuary 2, 2012, Brussels, Belgium
See the POSTER