New CubeSat missions selected for the third cycle of Fly Your Satellite!

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02/03/2020
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3 college groups have been picked for the third version of the Fly Your Satellite! programme subsequent a contact for proposals open in the 2nd 50 % of 2019. The CubeSats’ analysis and collection was carried out by a CubeSat Evaluation Panel, consisting of ESA specialists from a range of disciplines. 

ESA invited college pupil groups from ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia that are developing a one particular, two or three-unit CubeSat with generally instructional goals to suggest their satellite for the third version of the “Fly Your Satellite!” (FYS) programme. Scholar groups from a lot of universities labored challenging to put together proposals which have been reviewed by a CubeSat Evaluation Panel.

The collection system culminated with a Assortment Workshop held at ESTEC in December 2019, exactly where 7 groups -shortlisted as the ideal proposals among the the programs submitted to ESA- offered their CubeSat mission. Through the same week, the students have been presented a variety of lectures presented by ESA professionals.

Pupils presenting through the Fly Your Satellite! Assortment Workshop

All shortlisted CubeSat pupil groups did an exceptional work in presenting their missions and responding to the concerns lifted by the ESA professionals. Although the conclusion was not simple for the CubeSat Evaluation Panel due to the exceptional quality of all CubeSat proposals, lastly the subsequent three groups have been picked:

AcubeSAT, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece

AcubeSAT, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece

The Aristotle Place & Aeronautics Group (ASAT) is composed of students from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. ASAT is developing a CubeSat to carry out a biological experiment that investigates molecular mechanisms that are influenced by the room disorders. In individual, they will probe the dynamic regulation of gene expression of eukaryotic cells in Small Earth Orbit, using developments in Artificial Biology and micro-electro-mechanical methods (MEMS).

Resource, University of Stuttgart – Germany

Resource, University of Stuttgart – Germany

Resource (Stuttgart Operated University Exploration CubeSat for Evaluation and Education) is a mission of the little-satellite pupil society at the University of Stuttgart with instructional and technological goals. Their CubeSat will watch the processes concerned in uncontrolled entry into Earth’s atmosphere by imaging meteoroids and using in-situ warmth flux measurements to characterize demise.

UCAnFly, University of Cadiz – Spain

UCAnFly, University of Cadiz – Spain

UCAnFly is an instructional nanosatellite produced by a pupil group from the University of Cadiz. Their objective is to explore the feasibility of novel miniaturized magnetic measurement methods at milihertz frequencies with small-noise disorders. The mission will permit the in-flight characterization of the procedure underneath the harsh room natural environment.

Selected groups will get started to function on getting ready for the Critical Layout Critique in collaboration with ESA, and their technical documentation will be reviewed by ESA professionals in different parts of expertise.

In recognition of the fantastic function of the other CubeSat groups that sadly could not be picked, ESA Education will present support to the groups, by inviting students to go to one particular of the teaching periods organised by the ESA Academy Education and Understanding Programme (TLP).

Complementary to the Fly Your Satellite! programme, the ESA Education Workplace features five-working day teaching weeks dedicated to CubeSats in collaboration with the ESA Academy Education and Understanding Programme. The teaching weeks especially aim at college students and groups in early phases of CubeSat tasks, and incorporate a CubeSats Concurrent Engineering Workshop, and a CubeSat Hands-On Education 7 days. In the long term a CubeSats Tests Education 7 days will be integrated in the portfolio.

Congratulations to all groups picked!

A lot more facts about the Fly Your Satellite! programme can be found here.