ALMASat 1 [University of Bologna]
ALMASat (ALma MAter SATellite) is an small satellite program of the University of Bologna.
Among the possible future applications, there is the on-orbit experimentation of a passive electro-dynamic de-orbiting system, jointly developed by Alenia Spazio (Turin plant) and the University of Rome la Sapienza.
The satellite weighs about 12.5 kg and consists of a cubical prism, 300 mm side, with a modular structure made of six shop-machined Al trays, kept together by eight stainless steel bars. Four Al/Al honeycomb lateral panels, which are the support structure of glued solar panels, complete the satellite structure. This architecture has been selected in order to have a multi-purpose bus, to be used with minor changes for several missions, accommodating payloads with different volume and power requirements.
On 24 April 2020, it reentered the atmosphere.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Bologna|
|Contractors:||University of Bologna|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||316 km × 1439 km, 69.49°|
|ALMASat 1||2012-006B||13.02.2012||Ko ELV||Vega||with LARES, e-st@r, Goliat, MaSat 1, PW-Sat 1, ROBUSTA, UniCubeSat-GG, XaTcobeo, LARES-A&H/SS|