LSF has built UPSat, the first-ever completely open software and open hardware CubeSat deployed successfully in space. In collaboration with the University of Patras, LSF fully redesigned, built, and operated UPSat, a 2U CubeSat that was part of the international QB50 mission with ID GR-02.


The UPSat mission aspired to be the first completely open-source satellite ever launched and manufactured in Greece, limiting the usage of COTS components to the absolute minimum. In that scope, all subsystems of the satellite were designed from scratch using open-source software and hardware.
The UPSat mission kickstarted a new era for open-source in space and the role of LSF in the open-source space tech ecosystem; as it paved the way to exploring new knowledge and establishing a new ecosystem around space engineering and technologies.