3rd Satellite Startup To Orbit Space

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Our 3rd satellite, named AMICal Sat, will be launched to orbit this Friday, June 19th, according to plans. Arianespace a European launch provider, will carry out 53 satellites on the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof of Concept (PoC). The result of this satellite is due to the involvement of students and teachers, researchers, and new space companies. The satellite was designed and manufactured by several EU countries such as Poland, Italy and France, thus, combining their knowledge, varying from mechanical electronics to computer science.

AMICal Sat’s Role

AMICal Sat, a 2U Cubesat, has two main functions:

  1. The observation of Northern and Southern lights otherwise, known as Aurora Borealis.
  2. Image capture ‘in limbo’ through tangential orientation with the Earth to capture the vertical profile of the auroras and match an altitude to their various emissions.

Additionally, the satellite will also carry out monthly calibration on the Moon, to observe the deterioration of the camera. Finally and most important the satellite will enable valuable feedback.

SatRevolution’s Role

SatRevolution built and manufactured the platform for the AMICal Sat, consisting of several crucial subsystems that make the satellite function in orbit.

Subsystems:

  • Advanced Onboard Computer (AOBC): It is the module that collects and calculates data to the other subsystems of the platform.
  • Communication Subsystem (CM): It commands the radio communication with the ground stations through low and highfrequency antennas.
  • Attitude and Determination Control System (ADCS): In contrast, to other modules, this measures the position of the satellite in space. However, its primary function is to control and change the position of the satellite according to the customer’s needs.
  • Electrical Power System (EPS): Module that controls the power flow in all the subsystems of the platform and payloads. Solar panels provide power. EPS decides how to store and split it with the subsystems.
  • Chassis: The structure that holds together the subsystem of platform and payload.

What to Expect for the Future?

Last but not least, the countdown for SatRevolution’s 3rd satellite to launch into orbit is ticking. The moment closely arrives yet, we are ready and optimistic everything will go according to plan. Thanks to the participation of Centre Spatial Universitaire de Grenoble (CSUG) and other institutions, that we will achieve another success in our agendas.

On another note, SatRevolution plans to launch 4 more satellites in December 2020. Swift, LabSat, SteamSat and AuroraSat will soon ,join AMICal Sat in orbit.

Information of Launching Satellites

The liftoff of space rocket Vega VV16 carrying our satellites will be launching on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 03:51:10 a.m., Paris and Rome time.

References:

For more information, you can go to the following links:

https://www.arianespace.com/
https://www.youtube.com/arianespace

https://www.csug.fr/main-menu/projects/amical-sat-project/