|Name||AubieSat-1 (OSCAR-71, AO 71, AubieSat-OSCAR 71)|
|Units or mass||1U|
|Status||Was operational until 2013-12-31? (DK3WN report)|
|Deployer||P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|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.