XK92 - Quest for Space ISS Mission kit
In February 2020, XinaBox and Quest for Space will be launching experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). The data from the XinaBox payload will be collected on a SD card, to be accessed once the experiments return to Earth after some weeks.
XinaBox is inviting schools and engineering clubs to participate by developing and running mirror kits on Earth, collecting and analysing data to be compared with the data set on the SD card from the ISS.
Note - This challenge is not fully plug-and-play. Schools and science clubs will be required to transfer the pre-developed code for the operation of their kit, or develop code with supporting code libraries for all components from XinaBox.
The xChips in the XK92 include those on the ISS experiment, as well as a Wi-Fi and BLE core for server connectivity, SD card interface for identical data connection, as well as a GPS unit useful on Earth yet not on ISS. This kit is useful way beyond the scope of the Quest XinaBox mission, and can be used for multiple experiments for the whole year.
1 x CW02 - Wi-Fi & BLE Core (ESP-WROOM-32)
1 x CS11 - Core with SD Card Interface (ATSAMD21G18)
1 x SW02 - VOC and Weather and Air Quality Sensor (BME680)
1 x SW03 - Weather Sensor (MPL3115A2)
1 x SG33 - VOC & eCO2 (CCS811)
1 x SG34 - Particle Sensor (MAX30105)
1 x SI01 - IMU 9DoF (LSM9DS1)
1 x SN01 - GNSS (GPS) (NEO-6M)
1 x IP02 - Advanced USB Programming Interface (FT232R)
2 x XC10 - 10-Pack xBUS Connectors
1 x XS02 - 2 pack of xPDI XinaBox Connectors
Support, collaboration, content and data
How it works
Once delivered, schools and engineering clubs are encouraged to join the XinaBox community. Arduino libraries are available for code development, and teams will collaborate globally on this project. XinaBox provides unlimited access to a free data dashboard and MQTT server to send data to the cloud for collection, analysis and interpretation.
The purchase of this kit includes workshop content, collaboration facilitation, and access to data collected on ISS.