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Aalto 1

Aalto 1 [Aalto University]

Aalto 1 is a 3U-CubeSat mission built by the Aalto University of Aalto, Finland. The satellite was built mainly by students in project assignments and thesis work. The satellite project is coordinated by Department of Radio Science and Engineering and supported by Space Technology teaching.

The Aalto-1 mission goals are:

  • To design, build and operate first Finnish Earth Observation (EO) nanosatellite
  • Technology demonstration of a very small imaging spectrometer for spaceborne EO
  • Technology demonstration of a very small radiation detector for future satellites
  • Development and demonstration of a deorbiting device for nanosatellites based on e-sail concept and measurement of its performance
  • Promotion of engineering education in Finland with the aid of a satellite project.
Nation: Finland
Type / Application: Technology, Earth observation
Operator: Aalto University
Contractors: Aalto University
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 497 km × 517 km, 97.45
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Aalto 1 2017-036L 23.06.2017 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2E, NIUSAT, CE-SAT 1, Max Valier Sat, Venta 1, CICERO 6, Lemur-2 34, ..., 41, Blue Diamond, Green Diamond, Red Diamond, COMPASS 2, InflateSail, LituanicaSAT 2, URSA MAIOR, NUDTSat, Pegasus, UCLSat, VZLUsat 1, ROBUSTA 1B, SUCHAI, skCUBE, IDEA


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