SwissCube
Name SwissCube
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Operational, but some problems since 2017 (Last SatNOGS report 2019-05-23 checked on 2019-05-24 and press release 2019-09-25)
Launched 2009-09-23
NORAD ID 35932
Deployer PSL / PSL-P (Picosatellite Launcher) [Astrofein]
Launcher PSLV
Organisation Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Switzerland
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Oneliner

Educational space systems engineering and camera to image nightglow phenomena.

Description

The main objective is educational and to show the students how to build a complex engineering system from A to Z like a satellite. Carries a small telescope which will allow to obtain images of the nightglow, a luminescence phenomena occurring at 100 km of height above the Earth surface. Since the nightglow takes place in a very limited region in the high layer of the atmosphere and at well-know locations, it might be possible from the measurements to retrieve the direction towards the centre of the Earth and therefore enabling the design of a new generation of Earth sensor.

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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Created by Erik Kulu

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