MH-1 (AEROS) Satellite

Spacecraft MH-1 (AEROS, AEROS-MH1)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational? (Clear reports not found but object identified as of 2024-05-26)
Launched 2024-03-04
NORAD ID 59145
Deployer EXOpod Nova 12U/16U [Exolaunch]
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-10)
Organisation CEiiA
Institution Non-profit
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Portugal
Manufacturer AIVT by ?
Operator ?
Partners Thales Edisoft, MIT Portugal Program, SpinWorks, Dstelecom, University of Minho, University of Porto, University of Algarve
Costs Investment of €2.8 million funded by PT2020.

Pathfinder toward a future ocean-observing constellation targeting the Portuguese Atlantic region


Pathfinder toward a future ocean-observing constellation, which will operate in a 500 km Sun-Synchronous orbit, targeting the Portuguese Atlantic region.

AEROS features a miniaturized, high-resolution Hyperspectral Imager (HSI), a 5MP RGB camera, and a Software Defined Radio (SDR) to interface with Argos, a globally distributed system of remote platforms that collect and relay oceanographic and meteorological data.

These sensors will facilitate the advancement of Portuguese scientific and technological knowledge, and international space industry partnerships, with data processed and aggregated for end-users in a new web-based Data Analysis Center (DAC).

The AEROS is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration effort lead by Thales Edisoft Portugal and CEiiA // Centre of Engineering and Product Development, with Portuguese companies Spin.Works and dstelecom, as well as relevant research institutes and universities, namely Universidade do Minho, FCUP Faculdade de Ciências UP, Universidade do Algarve, Instituto Superior Técnico/ IN+ Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, +ATLANTIC CoLAB , Instituto Do Mar /Okeanos-UAc, AIR Centre - Atlantic International Research Centre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MIT Portugal Program.

The name MH-1 honors Manuel Heitor, Portugal’s Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education between 2015-2022 and Portuguese Secretary of State of Science, Technology and Higher Education between 2005-2011. Heitor has been a longtime supporter of international partnerships, including the CMU Portugal Program, and of all its initiatives, strengthening the relationship between Carnegie Mellon and the Portuguese scientific and innovation ecosystem throughout the years.

Investment: The project AEROS Constellation (045911) is co-financed by the ERDF - European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalisation - COMPETE 2020, the North Portugal Regional Operational Program – NORTE 2020 and by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) under MIT Portugal Program, with a total cost of 2.786.748,78 EUR, being supported by the EU FEDER 1.884.426,49 EUR.

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