ELEOsat [Taylor University]
ELEOsat (Extreme Low Earth Orbit Satellite) is a nanosatellite designed and built by engineering students at Taylor University in Upland. It is built on a 3U CubeSat form factor.
ELEOsat is to perform at orbital heights of 120-350 km extremely low in situ Ionosphere measurement for discovery and improving models (new Space Weather data).
The scientific objectives of ELEOsat are:
The technological objectives are:
ELEOsat will communicate via the Globalstar satellite communications network, so no ground station is needed.
It will have approximate 2-3 month flight time.
ELEOsat was selected via the eight University Nanosat mission. It will be launched either onboard of a cargo craft towards the International Space Station (ISS), from where it will be deployed or as a piggy-back payload on another rocket.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||301 km × 332 km, 51.65°|