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Suomi-100

Suomi-100 [Aalto University]

Suomi-100 is a 2U-CubeSat mission built by the Aalto University of Aalto, Finland to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Finland in 2017 by inspiring general public and testing new technologies.

The satellite’s payload is a wide-view high detail camera and a low frequency receiver developed by students of Aalto University, many of which have radio amateur background. The payload, especially the radio instrument, will test new CubeSat instrument technology. The instrument is expected to detect dynamical features e.g. aurorae in the Earth’s ionosphere. The satellite makes also technological tests of how to optimize the usage of multi-instrument observations in a single CubeSat and how to downlink initially large data set by using relatively low data rate UHF and S-band links.

Nation: Finland
Type / Application: Technology, ionospheric research
Operator: Aalto University
Contractors: Aalto University
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Suomi-100 - 2017 with ?

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