FlatSat kit with workshops, flight and ground stations

Regular price $525.00

Tax included.

Welcome to the world of high altitude ballon and remote sensing projects. The MaxIQ team has developed an end to end offering to support students and educators implement their missions.

The MaxIQ FlatSat kit is based on the XinaBox Environment Monitoring Kit (XK07), and includes all the components you need to build both a “FlatSat” or “Flight Station” (which can be moved in the environment, including being flown on balloons or drones), and a Ground Station, to receive and display data and share it (via Wi-Fi) with the Internet of Things.

This kit comes with ready to load Arduino code for an indoor environment monitor, plus access to a free data dashboard and MQTT server to send your data to the cloud. XinaBox’s CW01 xChip is Microsoft Azure approved, so connection to the cloud is guaranteed to be quick and easy!

Everything you need to know to get your kit up and running is on this help page.


The MaxIQ team provides virtual workshops every two weeks, so that all kit owners can get flying! 

On order placement we will invite you to the workshops.

Rocket launches

We have secured payload spaces on sub-orbital and orbital flights from early 2022, with bluShift Aerospace. MaxIQ has selected this kit to launch as the payloads, thereby giving you an opportunity to expand your mission to space. More can be found here.

Kit contents

In the box you will find five xChip sensors: one for VOC and eCO2, one for 9DoF, one for UVA, UVB and light, one for geotagging / navigation, and one for temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. You will also find two Wi-Fi Cores (ESP8266/ESP-12F), a Core with SD Card Interface, a mini-OLED display, two LoRa with ATmega328P Cores, a dual AA battery power pack, two packs of connectors, two antenna monopoles, and a programming interface (which also acts as a USB power source).

Satellite or FlatSat:

1 x AM02 - Antenna Monopole 868/915 MHz
1 x CS11 - Core with SD Card Interface (ATSAMD21G18)
1 x PB04 - Dual AA Intelligent Battery Power Pack
1 x RL0x - LoRa Radio (915 MHz) (RFM95W & SC18IS602B) [* see note below]
1 x SG33 - VOC & eCO2 (CCS811)
1 x SI01 - IMU 9DoF (LSM9DS1)
1 x SL01 - UVA, UVB, Light (VEML6075 & TSL4531)
1 x SN01 - GNSS (GPS) (NEO-6M)
1 x SW01 - Advanced Weather Sensor (BME280)
1 x XC10 - 10-Pack xBUS Connectors

Ground Station:

1 x AM02 - Antenna Monopole 868/915 MHz
1 x CW01 - Wi-Fi Core (ESP8266/ESP-12F)
1 x IP01 - USB Programming Interface (FT232R)
1 x OD01 - OLED Display 128x64 (SSD1306)
1 x RL0x - LoRa Radio (915 MHz) (RFM95W & SC18IS602B) [* see note below]
1 x XC10 - 10-Pack xBUS Connectors

* Note: The kit includes either the RL02 or RL03 LoRa Radio xChip.  They both work exactly the same, and the specific version included in your kit will depend on your location:

  • The RL02 is for ITU Region 1 (EMEA). Frequency 868 MHz.
  • The RL03 is for ITU Region 2 (The Americas). Frequency 915 MHz.