introducing our

Laser arm

In order to accurately point and track the satellite across the sky, we need a high quality tracker – we call ours the LASARM. But what does it look like and, more importantly, how does it work? Let’s find out!

Robust construction

A device such as LASARM must be manufactured with precision. We utilized 3D printing technology to create our prototype, but the final device must be even more precise. Our body will be made of aluminium.

The main core

Stepper motors are essential for precise motion tracking. Two motors are used for rotation on the altitude axis, and one motor is used for rotation on the azimuth axis. To ensure linear motion, every motor is geared.

Our brain

The entire LASARM is controlled by the LASARM Control Unit, an on-board computer that uses tracking data from available sources and visual data from the main telescope on which LASARM is mounted.

How was Lasarm demo made?

How much will it cost?

Main telescope

The motorised telescope will roughly track the satellite. LASARM will be mounted on top of this telescope and our motors will provide precise tracking of the satellite.

Telescope price

Stepper motors

Stepper motors with gears will provide smooth movement to perfectly track the satellite.

Motors price

Bearings & gears

Light and smooth rotation will be ensured by locally produced bearings and gears connected to motors.

Bearings price

Control unit & electrotechnics

The brain of our device. Will process tracking data and control the motors.

Controls price


The functioning device construction can’t be 3d printed. We will use 5mm aluminium sheets instead.

Material price


The core, the main character in our recovery story. We need a powerful laser, which is obviously not cheap.

Laser price

Other important stuff

We must not forget items such as the machining of the metals or the salaries of the employees who will develop the arm.

Others price

Roughly estimated price of development of LASARM