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DECEMBER 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 85 at BYU, will be listening. It will be an impressive feat for a tiny, but intricate satellite—and a first for BYU's College of Engineering. There is a lot of tech packed in 144 square centimeters, including six solar panels, four battery circuit boards, a radio circuit board, a computing board, and more than 25 cables. According to engineers, that's four times as many cables as a desktop computer at only a sixth of the size. "It's pretty small, but even the simplest spacecraft can be quite complex," Long said. (Brigham Young University) And, in response to questions from the audi- ence, Morin used the system to display the pro- cedure and results of particular editing opera- tions. It was clear after watching this webinar that automation is the answer. An existing team would be able to complete more jobs on a dai- ly basis by automating recurring, tedious, and non-value-added front-end tasks. It increas- es quality by reducing errors and increases ef- ficiency and throughput by standardising pro- cesses, saving valuable time and money overall. Considering the price tag of late deliveries, scrap, or production standing idle, iamcam is worth taking a look at. This webinar does a good job of explaining the functions and ben- efits of this exciting development in front-end automation. If you were unable to attend the live event, you can catch it on demand by con- tacting presales@ucamco.com. PCB007 Sponsored Links • For more about iamcam, visit ucamco.com/en/software/cam/iamcam • Recordings of the other webinars are available at ucamco.com/en/webinars Related Videos 1. Pete Starkey, "Real Time with… productronica 2019: Interview with Karel Tavernier," I-Connect007. 2. Pete Starkey, "Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2020: Interview with Luc Maesen," I-Connect007. Pete Starkey is an I-Connect007 technical editor based in the U.K. with over 45 years' experience in the PCB industry. He is also a Fellow and Council Member of the ICT, an Honor- ary Fellow of the EIPC, and a member of the European Technical Committee of the SMTA. November 11, 2020 Brigham Young University students have created a cube satellite that will launch into space on an official NASA mission later this year. The 10-centimeter CubeSat is outfitted with cameras on all six sides and will make it possible to inexpensively detect damage on the exterior of a spacecraft that cannot be seen in other ways. "It's a satellite that is designed to take pictures of an- other satellite," said BYU engineering professor David Long. "In other words, it's a spacecraft selfie cam." Two versions of the BYU CubeSat will join satellites from eight other universities as part of NASA's ELaNa 20 mission The 10 nanosatellites will be loaded into a vari- ety of tubular dispensers and deployed by a pres- surized spring once in space. The moment BYU's CubeSats are deployed, they will boot up in less than a second and start recording video. Later, an- tennas will be triggered, and the nano satellites will begin sending data Those images and video will be transmitted back to Earth, where engineers, including those BYU Partnering with NASA to Send a 'Spacecraft Selfie Cam' into Space on Official Mission

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