Aalto-1: A hyperspectral Earth observing nanosatellite

Antti Näsilä, Anssi Hakkarainen, Jaan Praks, Antti Kestilä, Kalle Nordling, Rafal Modrzewski, Heikki Saari, Jarkko Antila, Rami Mannila, Pekka Janhunen, Rami Vainio, Martti Hallikainen

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    This paper introduces the Aalto-1 remote sensing nanosatellite, which is being built under the coordination of The Department of Radio Science and Engineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The satellite is a three unit CubeSat, and it will be mostly built by students. The satellite platform is designed to house several payloads, and the main payload of the Aalto-1 mission will be the world's smallest hyperspectral imager while secondary payloads being a compact radiation monitor and an electrostatic plasma brake for de-orbiting
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV
    EditorsRoland Meynart
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8803-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventSensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV. SPIE Remote Sensing - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 19 Sept 201122 Sept 2011

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceSensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XV. SPIE Remote Sensing
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


    • Nanosatellite
    • Aalto-1
    • hyperspectral imager
    • remote sensing


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