Aalto 2 [Aalto University]
Aalto 2 is a 2U-CubeSat mission built by the Aalto University of Aalto, Finland.
Aalto 2 features a multineedle Langmuir probe (mNLP) for the QB50 project sampling the electron density of the space around it. Aalto 2 is built to the 2U-CubeSat standard.
The satellite was launched with the bulk of the QB50 constellation to the ISS in 2017, from where they were deployed. Aalto 2 operated for four days, when problems with the communication systems appeared, leading to the loss of signal soon after.
|Type / Application:||Technology, thermospheric research|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||399 km × 406 km, 51.64°|
|Aalto 2 (QB50 FI01)||1998-067MJ||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, Ex-Alta 1, LilacSat 1, NJUST 1, Aoxiang 1, SOMP 2, QBITO, 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, IceCube, CSUNSat 1, CXBN 2, KySat 3, SHARC, Lemur-2 30, ..., 33|
Further QB50 missions:
Set 1 (INMS)