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 they will be deployed.
|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)||-||2017||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(401)||with Cygnus CRS-7, Violet, 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, ANUSAT 2, LINK, SNUSAT 1, SNUSAT 1b, SamSat-QB50, qbee50-LTU-OC, BeEagleSat, HAVELSAT, Phoenix, PolyITAN-2-SAU, QBUS 1, QBUS 2, QBUS 3, QBUS 4, CSUNSat 1, CXBN 2|