Students working on the Aalto-1 CubeSat have released two new videos. In the first video Systems Engineer Antti Kestilä gives a brief introduction to the amateur radio VHF/UHF ground station on the roof of ELEC building at Aalto University Otaniemi campus.
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 Aalto-1 // Quick Look on Ground Station
Watch Aalto-1 // Mission Loop for MoA
Aalto-1 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aalto-1/122101441174192
Aalto-1 Discussion Forum https://wiki.aalto.fi/display/SatForum/Aalto-1+Discussion+Forum