UdeSat

Name UdeSat
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation Université de Sherbrooke
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Canada
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One of the first demonstrations of a quantum sensor in space to measure magnetic fields.

Description

Conduct one of the first demonstrations of a quantum sensor in space. Quantum sensors use the unique and often strange behaviour of matter at very small distances to perform ultra-sensitive and robust measurements. This quantum sensor uses nitrogen-vacancy defects in a tiny piece of diamond to measure the intensity and orientation of the magnetic field in space. Such measurements are useful to study the effect of solar storms on radio communication, GPS or electrical grids, or the flow of magma under Earth’s crust, for instance. Quantum technologies, such as this magnetometer, will lead to smaller, more energy efficient, and more sensitive sensors for space applications.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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