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Fly Your Satellite! CubeSat teams

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In June 2013, six teams were selected to participate in the Fly Your Satellite! programme. The satellites carry different payloads selected by the university teams, with a variety of mission objectives, as outlined below.

AAUSAT4

Aalborg University, Denmark

Mission objectives

Testing of an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver and of student-developed ground station software

Technology demonstration of an active 3-axis attitude determination and control system

ConSat-1

Concordia University, Canada

Mission objectives

Testing in space of the ConSat-1 satellite bus and of a variety of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware components

Mapping of plasma parameters in Low Earth Orbit and in the South Atlantic Anomaly

e-st@r-II

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Mission objectives

Testing in space of students’ developed subsystems (incl. telecom subsystem and structure) and of a variety of COTS hardware components

Technology demonstration of attitude determination system

OUFTI-1

Université de Liège, Belgium

Mission objectives

Testing, for the first time in space, the D-STAR amateur radio protocol

Testing in space of students’ developed subsystems (including on-board computer (OBC))and of a variety of COTS hardware components.Testing of high-efficiency solar cells

POLITECH.1

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Mission objectives

Testing an Earth Observation payload for geodesy applications

Testing of a high data rate C-band communication link

ROBUSTA-1B

Université Montpellier 2, France

Mission objectives

Testing and evaluation of radiation effects (low dose rate) on bipolar transistor electronic components

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