|Units or mass||1U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2023|
|Organisation||Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Educational proof of concept and satellite bus demonstrator.
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.