Students working on the Aalto-1 CubeSat have released a 4 minute video showing a visualization of the launch and deployment of the satellite.
Aalto-1 is a student satellite project of Aalto University, Finland.
When launched, it will be Finland’s first satellite.
It is planned to operate at VHF-UHF and there will also be an S-band transmitter. Up to 8 watts of power will be available from the Solar panels.
The main payload of the satellite is a novel tiny Fabry-Perot imaging spectrometer, developed by VTT, Finland. The primary scientific goal of the mission is to demonstrate the feasibility of MEMS Fabry-Perot spectrometers for space applications. This miniature technology can be used in nanosatellites for large a variety of remote sensing applications in the future.
High spectral resolution images can be used for water quality monitoring and land use classification.
Watch Aalto1 Mission // visualization project status for Winter Seminar
Watch a Finnish TV show from 2010 about the project
Aalto-1 Discussion Forum