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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.


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


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


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


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


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


Université Montpellier 2, France

Mission objectives

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

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