POQUITO (PocketQube for In Orbit Technology Operations)

POQUITO
Satellite name POQUITO (PocketQube for In Orbit Technology Operations)
Spacecraft type PocketQube
Units or mass PocketQube 1p
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher Falcon 9, (Transporter-11), (Alba Cluster)
Entity name University of Luxembourg
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Luxembourg
Oneliner

In-orbit demonstration of inter & intra satellite links between pico & femto satellite platforms.

Description

In-orbit demonstration of inter & intra satellite links between pico & femto satellite platforms.

First PocketQube mission developed in the Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. POQUITO is a tiny 5×5×5 cm satellite that will host an even smaller 5×5×0.2cm satellite as its primary payload.

  1. Fly a PocketQube in low Earth orbit,
  2. Perform the inter-satellite communication between a ChipSat and a PocketQube via LED in visible light, and
  3. Transmit a CW beacon to Earth to promote the Luxembourgish space activities for radio amateurs.
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Last modified: 2023-12-18

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