Preliminary Design Review. Photo credit: Annette Wetmore

Document management and software

For participants of CubeSat NB, documents are managed using these information platforms:

  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Repositories, GitLab
  • Software
    • cubicrypt is for encryption and authentication, where required for communication to VIOLET and control of VIOLET
    • We use the MIT License (Expat)
  • Valispace

Software repositories - Canadian CubeSat Project (CCP)

CCP teams

Common questions

When will we be building the CubeSat?
  • We are designing it now. We have been designing since May 4, 2018, Star Wars Day; may the fourth be with you. Some parts of it have been built, but as usual with a design process, we have identified issues which causes us to make adjustments in the design.
CubeSats are sometimes called birds; why not name the CubeSat after New Brunswick's bird, the chickadee?
  • We took a while to name our CubeSat. Chickadee was discussed. An overwhelming majority of the votes among the choices was VIOLET. The decision was made on August 14, 2019. VIOLET is not an acronym.

Canadian space initiatives

CSA and related links

Technical reports