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The Norvegian NUTS (Høgskolen i Narvik CubeSat) is a 2 unit CubeSat misssion built by master students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Electronics and Telecommunication.

The main payload is an infrared camera for observing gravity waves in the upper atmosphere. Gravity waves, created by air blowing over mountains and weather phenomena, propagate throughout the atmosphere and drive the large scale flows in the middle atmosphere. At an altitude of about 90 km in the atmosphere one finds a layer of OH molecules that emit short-wave infrared radiation. When gravity waves propagate through this layer wave patterns in the radiation intensity are observed.

NUTS payload consists of an IR-camera for scientific payload, two tranceivers, an internal wireless experiment, an ADCS-system, a robust internal data bus and a robust power supply and system managemet.

By early 2017, the was satellite still in early engineering model state with no launch date set.

Nation: Norway
Type / Application: Technology, atmospheric research
Operator: NTNU, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication
Contractors: NTNU, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication
Equipment: IR camera
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 2 kg
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  • NTNU, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication: NUTS website

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