The Remove Before Flight (RBF) pin is a pin that is inserted into EquiSat, and is removed once in the P-POD. This pin, while inserted, must disconnect all electronics from the power source, to avoid any accidental satellite component deployments or adverse interference between the three CubeSats.
The deployment switch is engaged once the satellite is placed in the P-POD. When cubesats are placed in a P-POD, springs are placed inline between each satellite and the P-POD wall. These springs compress and keep the RBF switch engaged. On deployment the P-POD is opened, which allows all of the springs to expand. This turns on all of the satellites and ejects them all out of the P-POd with spacing between each. When the satellites turn on, they will begin a 45-minute timer. After 45 minutes, the radio antennae can deploy, and our satellite will begin operations.