CroCube: the First Croatian Cube in Space

Don't miss the chance to leave your mark on history and become a part of Croatia’s future – join the large campaign and help us launch the first Croatian satellite to space!

Tvrtka Spacemanic and Društvo za edukaciju van okvira pokrenuli su projekt izrade, programiranja i lansiranja prvog nanosatelita u orbitu pogonjenog hrvatskim know-how-om i naprednim tehnologijama.

Za uspješnu misiju potrebno nam je 120.000 eura, a za gorivo puno znanja, dobre volje i zajedničkog doprinosa.

The nanosatellite’s cube shape also matches the Croatian most recognizable national symbol – the Croatian checkerboard, comprising 25 red and white squares. It is with great pride that we thus call this mission CroCube – the first Croatian cube in space.

Očekivano lansiranje satelita predviđeno je za prvi kvartal 2024. godine, a odvijat će se na Falcon 9 raketi tvrtke SpaceX na misiji Transporter 10.

UPDATE #1: lansiramo u Q1 2024!

(Ožujak 2023.) Prikupili smo skoro pola potrebnog iznosa kampanje i to će biti dovoljno za financiranje minimalno potrebnog pologa koji je nužan za rezerviranje mjesta za lansiranje na SpaceX raketi. SpaceX uvjetuje da se mjesto na listi za lansiranje mora rezervirati minimalno 8 mjeseci unaprijed i zato su voditelji misije CroCube prvoj hrvatskoj ‘kockici’ u svemiru rezervirali datum lansiranja u veljači 2024.

UPDATE #2: snižen ciljani iznos kampanje!

(Svibanj 2023.) Nakon pokretanja crowdfunding kampanje privukli smo puno novih sponzora čiji nam darovi izravno pomažu u razvoju komponenata za satelit (o tome čitajte na Novostima na našem webu crocube.hr). Zato smo ciljani iznos kampanje spustili na €120.000 (prethodni iznos bio je €130.000)

UPDATE #3: AstroTron 1000 – Hrvatski modul u satelitu!

Uspješna hrvatska tvrtka Pulsar Laboratories razvija modul za CroCube!

AstroTron je sustav s trostrukim mikrokontrolerima i trostrukim senzorima koji je osmišljen kako bi revolucionirao jeftinu elektroniku u svemiru. Sa redundancijom i autonomnim radom.

AstroTron ima za cilj postati pouzdana, ekonomična i jednostavna za korištenje platforma za Cubesatove koja podržava različite eksperimente. Njegove tri ploče nude senzore, mikrokontrolere s arbitražom i I2C povezivanje s inteligentnim mogućnostima zaobilaženja kvarova.

UPDATE #4: san o satelitu postao je stvarnost!

(Studeni 2023.) Maketa i 3D vizualizacije više nisu “najopipljiviji” dio misije! CroCube je izrađen i sastavljen, a imena svih donatora, koji su misiju podržali do 8. studenog 2023. godine, nalaze se na SD kartici u satelitu i čekaju lansiranje!

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Mission goals and benefits: sending Croatia into the space age!

The CroCube mission is the start of the Croatian space age. Its goal is to facilitate the technological development of Croatia, and create an advanced society focused on prosperity and innovation.

We aim to increase interest in astronomy and space projects while empowering STEM and high-tech entrepreneurship.

We aim to create a platform for founding the first space center in Croatia, lay the foundations for developing the space sector, and enable a better future for our children – the new generations of scientists, engineers, and space explorers.

By increasing investments and employment in robotics, space technologies, and the IT industry, we will reduce unemployment, prevent brain drain, and facilitate the opening of new study programs focused on space tech.

We will promote Croatia as a land of innovation and increase its global visibility in the space sector.


Meet the CroCube nanosatellite and its mission

CroCube is a small cube-shaped satellite. Following industry standard, its size is 10x10x10 cm, and is typically called a CubeSat because of its recognizable shape.

CubeSats are standardized satellites that can be personalized and adapted by assembling modular units. They are developed by assembling finished market-available components, which significantly reduces their price and production time when compared to traditional satellites.

CroCube is a 1U CubeSat (1U = 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm), total weight circa 1.1 kg.

The CroCube satellite contains the following subsystems:

    ● Aluminum structure
    ● Computer
    Power Supply
    Orientation and stabilization systems
    ● Kamera
    ● AstroTron 1000

    Communications system

    CroCube će biti opremljen kamerom i radijskim odašiljačem. Njegova je misija fotografirati površinu Zemlje s 510 km visine, a priliku za fotografiranje Hrvatske imat će 6 puta dnevno, na otprilike 12 minuta.

    For the duration of CroCube’s mission, all interested citizens will be able to visit the mission’s official website to follow the satellite’s status and position, as well as take a #Croselfie or catch its radio signal while it’s flying over Croatia.

    CroCube u sebi ima i integriranu memorijsku karticu, koja će sadržava sve boarding passeve, odnosno imena i prezimena donatora, zainteresiranih građana (koji su misiju podržali prije integracije satelita, 10. studenog 2023.) te posebnu pločicu s ugraviranim nazivima najvećih sponzora.


    An inspirational mission with no harm to Earth

    The CroCube satellite will not have any harmful impact on the environment or on Earth research. It is a small satellite that does not reflect sunlight, which means that it does not block astronomical observations from the planet.

    Furthermore, CroCube will be located in Low Earth Orbit. This means that when it runs its course, it will be pulled down by Earth’s gravity and completely burn up in the atmosphere without leaving any shards or space debris that may hinder future space research, impact the work of other satellites, or present any kind of danger for future launch operations.


    Gifts for our donors

    Budi zvijezda naše CroCube misije i novčanom uplatom omogući realizaciju projekta, a mi ćemo svaku donaciju nagraditi promo materijalima.

     

    How to donate (it’s simple!)

    In order to make a successful payment, it is necessary to:
    1. If you are on a laptop, select the desired payment amount on the right margin of the page, and if you are on the mobile version, press the blue button "Back this campaign" at the top of the campaign page and then enter an arbitrary amount in the box and click on the blue arrow or select a predetermined amount and award below the box;
    2. enter the requested personal data in the form;
    3. select the desired payment method:
    a) Visa or MasterCard (AgentCASH option);
    b) cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Stellar Lumen and EOS) via PayCek (here you can download instructions for using PayCek);
    c) KEKS Pay;
    d) general payment slip or internet / mobile banking.
    4. confirm the payment according to further instructions of the platform.

    After the payment has been made, it is necessary to wait a certain time until the payment is processed and recorded on the campaign page. Payments made by general payment slip or internet/mobile banking are recorded within 1 to 2 working days, and payments made by cards, cryptocurrencies or KEKS Pay within 1 to 12 hours.

    For additional technical inquiries regarding payment, please contact us through the e-mail address cedior.org@gmail.com or the phone number +385 (0)98 611 467.

    We take this opportunity to thank ZABA Bank and Bizzon, which enabled payment with Visa and MasterCard cards, Erste Bank which enabled payment with application KEKS Pay, and Electrocoin and PayCek, which enabled payment with cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Stellar Lumen and EOS. We also thank the hosting company Mydataknox for maintaining the server.

    Who are we?

    The CroCube mission is run by a crew of innovators, programmers, IT experts, radio amateurs and space enthusiasts who have previously completed (and will continue running) successful missions in collaboration with space agencies and leading space giants like SpaceX and the ESA.


    Društvo za edukaciju van okvira (Društvo EVO)

    Misija Društva za edukaciju van okvira je edukacija svih dobnih skupina u području kritičkog načina razmišljanja te promicanje slobode misli, mišljenja i izražavanja. Članovi Društva okupljeni su oko zajedničkog iskustva rada u znanstvenom istraživanju i obrazovanju mladih, koji uz stremljenje vlastitoj profesionalnoj izvrsnosti njeguju i odgovornost prema zajednici radeći volonterski na prevladavanju postojećih društvenih izazova.

    Namjera Društva EVO je stvaranje mreže stručnjaka u Hrvatskoj i inozemstvu zainteresiranih da se kroz sinergiju postojećih i razvoj novih projekata aktivno suprostavljaju postojećim negativnim trendovima u društvu, a posebice obrazovanju. Projekti na kojima Društvo EVO trenutno radi usmjereni su ka poboljšanju znanstvene pismenosti, komunikacije i kulture.


    Spacemanic

    Spacemanic is a turnkey nanosatellite mission provider and CubeSat component manufacturer, with registered seats in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Brno (Czech Republic), and focused on delivering reliable and innovative Cubesat solutions, platforms, components, and services.

    The company has significant experience in space technologies and is capable of developing, constructing, and operating nanosatellite missions. The portfolio speaks for itself: the “skCube” mission (the first Slovak satellite in space), the “GRBAlpha” satellite for measuring gamma radiation, the “VZLUSAT-2” multi-functional Czech nanosatellite, “BDSat” for radio amateurs, and the advanced “Planetum-1” CubeSat for training future rocket scientists and engineers.

    "As the leader of the project to launch the first Slovak satellite, I can see the sense behind it and the benefits it had for Slovakia. The mission sparked a collaboration between Slovakia and the European Space Agency, facilitated the opening of new study programs at the Slovak technical universities, and the project propelled the founding of the Slovak space industry ecosystem. It also placed Slovakia on the map alongside developed countries with space programs and with their own knowledge and resources for launching satellites into orbit. I want to use our experience and skills to help other European countries, and in doing so, strengthen Europe’s position and competitiveness in the new age of space flights and space services.”Jakub Kapuš, CEO, Spacemanic

    In addition to nanosatellite platforms, Spacemanic also provides expertise in radio communication and operations and operates several Earth-based radio stations for satellite communication.


    Contact

    Mission organizer: Društvo za edukaciju van okvira
    Address: Crnojezerska 20, 10000 Zagreb
    PIN: 93042031988
    Representative: Nikolina Šoštarić, tajnica Društva
    Voditeljica projekta: Daniela Jović
    E-mail: contact@crocube.hr
    Mobile: +385 (0)99 190 9472
    Website: www.crocube.hr
    Facebook: facebook.com/crocube
    Instagram: instagram.com/crocube_satelit


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DONACIJA BIJELOG PATULJKA: Naljepnica CroCube misije. Rok dostave: nakon završetka kampanje. Cijena u kunama iznosi 105,48 HRK. Iznos u kunama dobiva se konverzijom cijene po fiksnom tečaju HNB-a: 1 EUR = 7,53450 HRK.

DONACIJA BIJELOG PATULJKA: Naljepnica CroCube misije. Rok dostave: nakon završetka kampanje. Cijena u kunama iznosi 105,48 HRK. Iznos u kunama dobiva se konverzijom cijene po fiksnom tečaju HNB-a: 1 EUR = 7,53450 HRK.

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PLANETARNA DONACIJA: Naljepnica CroCube misije + Brendirani privjesak za ključeve. Rok dostave: nakon završetka kampanje. Cijena u kunama iznosi 354,12 HRK. Iznos u kunama dobiva se konverzijom cijene po fiksnom tečaju HNB-a: 1 EUR = 7,53450 HRK.

PLANETARNA DONACIJA: Naljepnica CroCube misije + Brendirani privjesak za ključeve. Rok dostave: nakon završetka kampanje. Cijena u kunama iznosi 354,12 HRK. Iznos u kunama dobiva se konverzijom cijene po fiksnom tečaju HNB-a: 1 EUR = 7,53450 HRK.

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DONACIJA CRVENOG DIVA: Naljepnica CroCube misije + Brendirani privjesak za ključeve + Majica kratkih rukava (brending misije + tekst + odabir veličine). Rok dostave: nakon završetka kampanje. Cijena u kunama iznosi 753,45 HRK. Iznos u kunama dobiva se konverzijom cijene po fiksnom tečaju HNB-a: 1 EUR = 7,53450 HRK

DONACIJA CRVENOG DIVA: Naljepnica CroCube misije + Brendirani privjesak za ključeve + Majica kratkih rukava (brending misije + tekst + odabir veličine). Rok dostave: nakon završetka kampanje. Cijena u kunama iznosi 753,45 HRK. Iznos u kunama dobiva se konverzijom cijene po fiksnom tečaju HNB-a: 1 EUR = 7,53450 HRK

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GALAKSIJA DONACIJA: Brendirani privjesak za ključeve + Naljepnica CroCube misije + Platnena torba (brending misije + tekst) + Majica kratkih rukava (brending misije + tekst + odabir veličine) + brendirana šilterica. Rok dostave: nakon završetka kampanje. Cijena u kunama iznosi 1205,52 HRK. Iznos u kunama dobiva se konverzijom cijene po fiksnom tečaju HNB-a: 1 EUR = 7,53450 HRK.

GALAKSIJA DONACIJA: Brendirani privjesak za ključeve + Naljepnica CroCube misije + Platnena torba (brending misije + tekst) + Majica kratkih rukava (brending misije + tekst + odabir veličine) + brendirana šilterica. Rok dostave: nakon završetka kampanje. Cijena u kunama iznosi 1205,52 HRK. Iznos u kunama dobiva se konverzijom cijene po fiksnom tečaju HNB-a: 1 EUR = 7,53450 HRK.

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