ConSat 1 [ESA]
The Canadian ConSat-1 3U CubeSat, built by Space Concordia, aims to analyze radiation characteristics in the South-Atlantic Anomaly, and test technology payloads. Space Concordia is a team of Concordia University Engineering students who want to learn the techniques and processes of astronautical engineering.
The South-Atlantic Anomaly is a plasma cloud 200 km from the Earth’s surface, located above the east coast of South America. It appears to be constantly growing in size and a NASA report speculates that by 2240 it might cover approximately half the southern hemisphere.
ConSat-1 is to investigate various aspects of the plasma cloud: its temperature, its atomic and molecular composition, its density, and its volume.
Canada is an Associate Member of the European Space Agency (ESA) and ConSat-1 is one of the educational CubeSats chosen for Phase 1 of ESA's ‘Fly Your Satellite!’ initiative.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
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