Aalto-1 Earth Observation nanosatellite mission status and in orbit experiments

Jaan Praks, Antti Kestila, Tuomas Tikka, Antti Nasila, Bagus Riwanto, Nemanja Jovanovic, Petri Niemela, Nuno Silva, Rami Vainio, Pekka Janhunen

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    Abstract

    In this paper we will describe a Finnish Aalto-1 CubeSat satellite and describe the first in orbit results of the Earth Observation mission. The Aalto-1 is built by a consortium of universities and institutes and also with a close link to the industry. The mission has goals in education [1], technology demonstration and science. The mission brings Finland also to the widening circle of space faring nations as it is expected to be the first Finnish satellite launched. The original mission idea was developed by Aalto University students in 2010 and the satellite was designed and built as an university project together with wide academic and industrial consortium. The satellite platform was developed by university while the payloads were developed by various consortium partners. The main payload of the mission is a miniature hyperspectral camera AaSI. In this paper we give an overall description of the satellite and its hyperspectral Earth Observation (EO) payload with an emphasis on first in orbit results for EO mission.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 32nd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2017
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages1-3
    Number of pages3
    Volume2017-January
    ISBN (Electronic)9789082598704
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event32nd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2017 - Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 19 Aug 201726 Aug 2017

    Conference

    Conference32nd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2017
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period19/08/1726/08/17

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    Praks, J., Kestila, A., Tikka, T., Nasila, A., Riwanto, B., Jovanovic, N., Niemela, P., Silva, N., Vainio, R., & Janhunen, P. (2017). Aalto-1 Earth Observation nanosatellite mission status and in orbit experiments. In 2017 32nd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2017 (Vol. 2017-January, pp. 1-3). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.23919/URSIGASS.2017.8105284