Euroluna Ion Motor CubeSat Video

Romit-1 - Image Credit Euroluna

Romit-1 – Image Credit Euroluna

Palle Haastrup OZ1HIA, President of Euroluna (OZ9LUNA), provides an update on the Romit-1 CubeSat which has ion motor propulsion.

Euroluna are a Danish amateur team participating in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE contest to be the first privately funded team to land and drive a rover on the Moon.

Their first amateur radio satellite Romit1 is a 2U CubeSat that will transmit on 437.505 MHz using 1200 bps AX.25 packet radio. It will be fitted with an Ion Motor and if everything goes well it should, after a year, be able to raise the orbit from 310 km to 700 km.

It is planned to launch on an Interorbital Systems Neptune 30 rocket.

The team’s latest video update shows Romit-1 going into a vacuum chamber to test outgassing.

Watch Vacuum chamber considerations

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Euroluna ROMIT1 mission in pictures

Romit1 - Image Credit GomSpace ApS

Romit1 – Image Credit GomSpace ApS

In this video radio amateur Palle Haastrup OZ1HIA, President of Euroluna (OZ9LUNA), describes the Romit1 mission to space in pictures.

Euroluna are a Danish amateur team participating in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE contest to be the first privately funded team to land and drive a rover on the Moon.

Their first amateur radio satellite Romit1 is a 2U CubeSat that will transmit on 437.505 MHz using 1200 bps AX.25 packet radio. It will be fitted with an Ion Motor and if everything goes well it should, after a year, be able to raise the orbit from 310 km to 700 km. It is planned to launch on an Interorbital Systems Neptune 30 rocket.

Watch Euroluna ROMIT1 mission in pictures

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Ion Propulsion: Euroluna Update on CubeSat HT Power Supply

Romit1 - Image Credit GomSpace ApS

Romit1 – Image Credit GomSpace ApS

In this video Palle Haastrup OZ1HIA, President of Euroluna (OZ9LUNA), describes their work towards a flight ready high tension power supply for the CubeSat Ion propulsion system.

Euroluna are a Danish amateur team participating in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE contest to be the first privately funded team to land and drive a rover on the Moon.

Their first Amateur Radio CubeSat Romit-1 is a 2U CubeSat that will transmit on 437.505 MHz using 1200 bps AX.25 packet radio. It will be fitted with an Ion Motor and if everything goes well it should, after a year, be able to raise its orbit from 310 km to 700 km. It is planned to launch on an Interorbital Systems Neptune 30 rocket.

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Euroluna Google Lunar X-Prize Quarterly Update

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Original design of the Euroluna Romit3 Lunar Rover – Image courtesy of Andrew Collis/X-Prize Foundation

The President of Euroluna, Palle Haastrup OZ1HIA, provides an update on the progress of the Euroluna Google Lunar X-Prize team who are aiming to land a rover on the Moon.

Their first amateur radio spacecraft Romit-1 is a 2U CubeSat that will transmit on 437.505 MHz using 1200 bps AX.25 packet radio. It will be fitted with an Ion Motor and if everything goes well it should, after a year, be able to raise its orbit from 310 km to 700 km.

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To the Moon on a Shoestring

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EuroLuna

Tor Fos Mortensen gave a presentation about Euroluna to the European Lunar Symposium in Berlin , April 19-20, 2012.

Euroluna are a Danish amateur team participating in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE contest to be the first privately funded team to land and drive a rover on the Moon.

Their first Amateur Radio CubeSat Romit-1, fitted with an Ion motor, is planned to launch on an Interorbital Systems Neptune 30 rocket.

 

Watch Euroluna Presentation with Sound.wmv

March 2012 – Euroluna OZ9LUNA CubeSat Launch Update http://www.uk.amsat.org/5153

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Euroluna OZ9LUNA CubeSat Launch Update

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Original design of the Euroluna Romit-3 Lunar Rover – Image courtesy of Andrew Collis/X-Prize Foundation

The President of Euroluna Palle Haastrup OZ1HIA gives an update on the Romit1 CubeSat and plans for Romit2 and Romit3.

Euroluna are a Danish amateur team participating in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE contest to be the first privately funded team to land and drive a rover on the Moon.

Romit1 is a 2U CubeSat that is planned to launch on the Interorbital Systems Neptune 9 rocket. It will transmit on 437.505 MHz at 1200 bps.

If everything goes well it should, after a year, be out in a 700 km orbit, having started in a 310 km orbit.

Romit1 - Image Credit GomSpace ApS

Romit1 – Image Credit GomSpace ApS

When the rocket reaches its orbital altitude, the satellite is deployed using a spring-loaded device. Romit1 then powers up and conducts a systems test. The satellite must stabilize itself so that it has the right orientation (with the propulsion system pointing aft). The spacecraft will immediately start its engine so that it can begin its journey to a higher altitude, away from any traces of atmosphere that would produce drag, slow it down, and shorten its orbital lifespan.

It is hoped that radio amateurs across the world will assist the team in retrieving the data sent down, for example, they can gather images from the six cameras. Radio amateurs can send the pixels they receive to Euroluna who will assemble them into a full image.

The group are currently looking for a launch opportunity for Romit2 as well as Romit3 that is planned to reach the Moon.

A list of the current CubeSat launch opportunities under consideration can be seen on the teams Google Lunar X PRIZE blog at http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/teams/euroluna/blog/low-cost-launches-low-earth-orbit

Watch romit2-parts-delivered.wmv

Watch euroluna-compliant-q4-2011.wmv

Watch cube-sat-launch.wmv

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Danish Euroluna Project on TV

Tor Foss Mortensen of Google X-Prize team Euroluna (OZ9LUNA) appeared in the Danish TV show Aftenshowet.

Euroluna is developing a 2U CubeSat MiniRomit1 which was shown on TV.  Watch Tor i Aftenshowet

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