SEAM Satellites

Satellite name SEAM
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Organisation Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation (HQ) Sweden
Nation (AIT) Denmark
Manufacturer AIVT by GomSpace
Partners AAC Microtec, ECM Space Technologies, LEMI, BL Electronics, GomSpace, Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), Kayser Italia
Costs $3,000,000 for the whole project and consortium including platform and launch

Demonstrate electromagnetically clean nanosatellite for various experiments. Reflight of SEAM.


Develop and demonstrate in flight for the first time a concept of an electromagnetically clean nanosatellite with precision attitude determination, flexible autonomous data acquisition system, high-bandwidth telemetry and an integrated solution for ground control and data handling. As the first demonstration, the satellite will carry novel magnetic sensors, mounted on booms to provide science-grade measurements.

Contribute to three scientific areas by providing high resolution measurements of three components of DC and AC magnetic field and one component of AC electric field in the ionosphere for: characterization of auroral current systems; monitoring of natural VLF and ELF waves; observation of antropogenic VLF and ELF waves.

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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - GomSpace

Related Spacecraft

Spacecraft Status Launcher Launch date Orbit
SEAM (Small Explorer for Advanced Missions) Launch failure Sojuz-2-1b 2017-11-28 Launch failure
SEAM-2.0 (Small Explorer for Advanced Missions, SEAM Reflight) No signal? (No public news found) Sojuz 2019-07-05 530 km, 97.5 deg

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