Spacecraft name Aalto-1
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Semi-operational? Was operational until 2021-09-28? (Last SatNOGS report with full telemetry packets on 2021-09-28, since then reports with data but empty packets as of 2023-06-09)
Launched 2017-06-23
NORAD ID 42775
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher PSLV
Organisation Aalto University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Finland
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Partners VTT, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

Build first Finnish Earth Observation nanosatellite and demonstrate technologies including E-sail.


To design, build and operate first Finnish Earth Observation (EO) nanosatellite. Technology demonstration of a very small imaging spectrometer for spaceborne EO. Technology demonstration of a very small radiation detector for future satellites. Development and demonstration of a deorbiting device for nanosatellites based on e-sail concept and measurement of its performance. Promotion of engineering education in Finland with the aid of a satellite project. Imaging Fabry-Perot spectrometer. Radiation monitor. Electrostatic Plasma Brake.

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Keywords Tether, Propulsion, De-orbit device
Space photos Aalto-1


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