GT-2 Satellite

Spacecraft GT-2
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Organisation Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US

Educational proof of concept and satellite bus demonstrator.


Demonstrate and test improved attitude determination through sun sensors, a magnetometer, and an IMU, and attitude control through magnetorquer detumble and control.

We plan to operate with CCSDS Space Packet protocol and maintain a fallback compatibility mode with AX25 for telecommand and telemetry. Documentation for both will be provided and publicly available.

The GT-2 mission is not a purely amateur mission, but also an educational one. The overall goal is to create several satellite bus demonstrators, of which GT-2 is the second iteration. We want to use the skills, technologies, and knowledge acquired from these demonstrators and apply them to future satellite missions being developed in our lab.

Specific to the amateur radiocommunication service, we want to have interested students get training and exposure to operating radios and an understanding of how these communication systems work. In partnership with the W4AQL Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club we also plan for the satellite to host a digital contact ROBOT payload, inspired by the Russian ham satellites RS-12 and RS-13. 

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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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