"K2 Tuesdays" is a series on the development of KySat-2, the latest spacecraft from Kentucky Space. Prior installments, new to old, are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

On Thursday May 16th the Kentucky Space and University of Kentucky teams went to Morehead State University to test the flight version of the power system developed for KySat-2.

After an overview of the controlling software developed for the system, the team connected the UK-developed command and data handling system, or C&DH, to the MSU-developed electrical power system, or EPS, and all worked together as expected. We also connected the radio that will be used on K2 and transmitted data across the room. With three independent systems working together to transmit data, it was a big step forward in the design and development of KySat-2

The photos here show the work fitting actual components in the flight structure to determine the ideal wiring. As you can see we have moved from 3D printed fit checks to using the flight model chassis.

More to come.

Twyman Clements, Space Systems Engineer, Kentucky Space