|Units or mass||2U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2023|
|Organisation||University of Saskatchewan|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Study how materials degrade in space by studying material changes in colour, texture, brittleness, and electrical conductivity.
RADSAT-SK has three technical objectives, the first being the validation and testing of a new type of radiation dosimeter being developed by faculty at the College of Engineering. This new type of sensor is much smaller and cheaper than current space-grade dosimeters. Along with the dosimeter we will also be testing the use of high-concentration melanin as a radiation shield in space. This research is also being conducted at the U of S by faculty at the college of pharmacology. Lastly, RADSAT-SK will have an earth-imaging camera on-board in the hope that our team can capture some images of Saskatchewan from space that we can share with the province.
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