March 31, 2020


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New CubeSat missions selected for the third cycle of Fly Your Satellite!

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Three university groups have been picked for the 3rd version of the Fly Your Satellite! programme subsequent a contact for proposals open up in the next 50 percent of 2019. The CubeSats’ evaluation and variety was carried out by a CubeSat Analysis Panel, consisting of ESA industry experts from a array of disciplines. 

ESA invited university student groups from ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia that are establishing a just one, two or 3-unit CubeSat with largely instructional goals to propose their satellite for the 3rd version of the “Fly Your Satellite!” (FYS) programme. Pupil groups from lots of universities labored tough to put together proposals which were being reviewed by a CubeSat Analysis Panel.

The variety process culminated with a Collection Workshop held at ESTEC in December 2019, exactly where seven groups -shortlisted as the most effective proposals amongst the apps submitted to ESA- introduced their CubeSat mission. During the similar 7 days, the college students were being supplied a selection of lectures supplied by ESA professionals.

College students presenting in the course of the Fly Your Satellite! Collection Workshop

All shortlisted CubeSat student groups did an fantastic position in presenting their missions and responding to the inquiries lifted by the ESA professionals. While the choice was not straightforward for the CubeSat Analysis Panel because of to the exceptional good quality of all CubeSat proposals, last but not least the subsequent 3 groups were being picked:

AcubeSAT, Aristotle College of Thessaloniki – Greece

AcubeSAT, Aristotle College of Thessaloniki – Greece

The Aristotle House & Aeronautics Crew (ASAT) is composed of college students from the Aristotle College of Thessaloniki. ASAT is establishing a CubeSat to carry out a biological experiment that investigates molecular mechanisms that are affected by the space problems. In particular, they will probe the dynamic regulation of gene expression of eukaryotic cells in Very low Earth Orbit, applying developments in Synthetic Biology and micro-electro-mechanical programs (MEMS).

Supply, College of Stuttgart – Germany

Supply, College of Stuttgart – Germany

Supply (Stuttgart Operated College Exploration CubeSat for Analysis and Education) is a mission of the compact-satellite student culture at the College of Stuttgart with instructional and technological goals. Their CubeSat will keep an eye on the processes concerned in uncontrolled entry into Earth’s atmosphere by imaging meteoroids and applying in-situ warmth flux measurements to characterize demise.

UCAnFly, College of Cadiz – Spain

UCAnFly, College of Cadiz – Spain

UCAnFly is an instructional nanosatellite produced by a student staff from the College of Cadiz. Their objective is to check out the feasibility of novel miniaturized magnetic measurement programs at milihertz frequencies with low-noise problems. The mission will let the in-flight characterization of the system under the harsh space setting.

Picked groups will start off to do the job on getting ready for the Vital Design and style Review in collaboration with ESA, and their specialized documentation will be reviewed by ESA professionals in diverse regions of knowledge.

In recognition of the excellent do the job of the other CubeSat groups that sad to say could not be picked, ESA Education will supply assist to the groups, by inviting college students to show up at just one of the instruction classes organised by the ESA Academy Instruction and Learning Programme (TLP).

Complementary to the Fly Your Satellite! programme, the ESA Education Office features 5-working day instruction months focused to CubeSats in collaboration with the ESA Academy Instruction and Learning Programme. The instruction months notably purpose at university college students and groups in early phases of CubeSat initiatives, and consist of a CubeSats Concurrent Engineering Workshop, and a CubeSat Fingers-On Instruction 7 days. In the future a CubeSats Testing Instruction 7 days will be provided in the portfolio.

Congratulations to all groups picked!

Much more facts about the Fly Your Satellite! programme can be found here.