AubieSat-1 Satellite

Spacecraft AubieSat-1 (OSCAR-71, AO 71, AubieSat-OSCAR 71)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was operational until 2013-12-31? (DK3WN report)
Launched 2011-10-28
NORAD ID 37854
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Delta II
Organisation Auburn University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly
Partners Alabama Space Grant Consortium

Measure average density of ionospheric electronics using Faraday rotation effect.


Science mission is to measure average density of ionospheric electrons along line of sight between AubieSat and ground station. Method is to use Faraday rotation effect. Measure rotation of linear polarization angle of EM wave between satellite and ground. Dipole antenna produces linearly polarized wave at satellite.Its mission was to test two different types of solar panel encapsulation for degradation over time.

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