Ex-Alta 1 [University of Alberta]
Ex-Alta 1 (Experimental Albertan 1) is a Canadian 3U-CubeSat designed by the Department of Physics of the University of Alberta participating in the QB50 project.
Ex-Alta 1 carries a digital fluxgate magnetometer for the University of Alberta and the multi-Needle Langmuir Probe (mNLP) payload for QB50.
The Ex-Alta 1 Satellite has the following science objectives:
The QB50 project, which will demonstrate the possibility of launching a network of 50 CubeSats built by Universities Teams all over the world as a primary payload on a low-cost launch vehicle to perform first-class science in the largely unexplored lower thermosphere.
The satellites of the QB50 constellation will be launched to the ISS in mid 2016, from where the satellite was deployed on 26 May 2017.
|Type / Application:||Technology, thermospheric research|
|Operator:||University of Alberta|
|Contractors:||University of Alberta|
|Equipment:||Digital fluxgate magnetometer, mNLP|
|Power:||Solar cells batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51°|
|Ex-Alta 1 (QB50 CA03)||1998-067MP||18.04.2017||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(401)||with Cygnus CRS-7, ALTAIR 1, SUSat, UNSW-EC0, i-INSPIRE 2, ZA-AeroSat, nSIGHT 1, LilacSat 1, NJUST 1, Aoxiang 1, SOMP 2, QBITO, Aalto 2, X-CubeSat, SpaceCube, DUTHSat, UPSat, Hoopoe, LINK, SNUSAT 1, SNUSAT 1b, qbee50-LTU-OC, BeEagleSat, HAVELSAT, Phoenix, PolyITAN-2-SAU, QBUS 1, QBUS 2, QBUS 4, CSUNSat 1, CXBN 2, KySat 3, SHARC, Biarri-Point, Lemur-2 30, ..., 33|