Welcome to the Heron MkII CubeSatellite Documentation

Heron MkII is a 3U cubesatellite being developed by the University of Toronto Aerospace Team (UTAT), Space Systems division (SS). It’s primary mission objective is to study the effects of microgravity on Candida Albicans, a type of yeast found in human gut flora.

All of the code and some of the hardware design for our project can be found on the UTAT Space Systems GitHub. If you’re currently on the GitHub, our documentation can also be viewed on Read the Docs.

This documentation covers the software used on our satellite and some useful getting started information for new members. It has been created with the following goals in mind:

  • To enable new UTAT SS members to quickly get up to speed and begin contributing to the codebase
  • To document the functionality of the various libraries we develop
  • To contain information regarding build instructions and debugging on our custom hardware

Our documentation is organized into the following sections:

If you would like to contribute to our documentation, create a branch and start a pull request. If you would like to report an error, please submit an issue.