Aalto-2 Satellite

Satellite name Aalto-2 (FI01)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2019-02-06. Was operational until 2017-05-29, 4 days?
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42729
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-25
Organization Aalto University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Finland
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners QB50

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.


Scientific objective to study in-situ the temporal and spatial variations of a number of key constituents and parameters in the lower thermosphere (90-320 km) in a network of about 40 double CubeSats, separated by a few hundred kilometers and carrying identical sensors. It will also study the re-entry process by measuring a number of key parameters during re-entry and by comparing predicted and actual CubeSat trajectories and orbital lifetimes. QB50.

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Keywords First CubeSat of country, QB50
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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