PicoBus is a PocketQube deployer built by Libre Space Foundation. It is the first open-source hardware satellite deployer and it can successfully hold and deploy in orbit, up to 8 PocketQube Units. (Note: Each PocketQube unit measures 5cm x 5cm x 5cm and weighs less than 250gr each). The PicoBus deployer is part of the QUBIK Project on which the Libre Space Foundation has been working for months. The QUBIK project includes two PocketQube Satellites and the PicoBus deployer and they are built to be part of the DREAM payloads program. They will be flown as rideshare participants on the inaugural Firefly Alpha Launch by Firefly Aerospace. The PicoBus will not only hold and deploy Libre Space Foundation’s QUBIK-1 and QUBIK-2, but it will also hold and deploy FOSSA System‘s FOSSASat-1B & FOSSASat-2, and AMSAT-EA‘s Genesis N and Genesis L.
For a closer look at the PicoBus Deployer, you can check out the Handling and Operating Manual.
If you want to find out more on the QUBIK mission check out the open-source repositories.