Name Serenity
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Organisation Teachers in Space
Institution Non-profit
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Quub
Operator Quub
Partners University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hilo Intermediate School

Educational mission to allow interaction with the CubeSat and blockchain for inter-satellite transactions.


Villanova University College of Engineering is collaborating with Teachers in Space, Inc., a non-profit organization that developed the “Serenity” educational cubesat satellite, to launch the first, private, blockchain satellite to validate the technology for inter-satellite transactions.

Targeting elementary and secondary school students and teachers led by Ham operators, as well as other Hams, the Serenity mission will allow interaction with the CubeSat, requesting a download of data on spacecraft health, location, and radiation levels measured on the spacecraft.

Interest in this activity will be incented when school groups post packets received on the Teachers In Space website, and obtain recognition for the schools and individual Hams by doing so.

A 3U Cubesat project. In carrying out this mission, orbital flight heritage will be gained for the Serenity design and design standard. Serenity is a low cost bus design that can be built with 3D printing, and assembled and operated by schools both for orbital and for suborbital missions, as well as in the classroom.

Sensors will include:

  • Arducam Camera
  • 2 Dosimeters
  • Spectrometer
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Raspberry Pi controller and data logger

To collect atmospheric pressure, temperature, and radiation data and make it available for the educational community while also testing the effect of radiation on block chain transactions.

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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Quub
Subsystems sources [1]

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
Serenity Launch failure 2021-09-02 300 km, 97 deg, SSO
Serenity II Reentry 2022-10-05, 5 days due to lower than planned orbit. Signals received before reentry according to Payload interview on 2023-01-10. 2022-10-01 180 km, 136.8 deg

Last modified: 2023-06-09
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