ESA selected 9 CubeSats


ESA - European Space Agency selected 9 CubeSats for the launch at the end 2008 / early 2009
See ESA CubeSats update

9 Cubesats offered free launch with ESA

Cubesats built by students from universities in Poland, Spain, Italy,
Switzerland, Romania, France, and Belgium have been selected for a free
ride to low earth orbit. The launch is scheduled on the Vega maiden flight
from Kourou at the end 2008 / early 2009 TBD. One Belgium cubesat proposes
to use D-Star as a communications protocol.
http://www.esa.int/esaED/SEM2BPUG3HF_index_0.html


ESA Announces Vega CubeSat Selection

7 June 2008
After a thorough and exhaustive review of 22 proposals that were received
from universities all over Europe, ESA officials have finally selected
9 CubeSats (plus two back-ups) that will be flown during the debut of
Europefs new Vega launch vehicle in late 2008 or early 2009.
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Selected CubeSats
 
The final selection of the chosen CubeSats for the Vega Maiden Flight was
primarily based on the project objectives and technical quality of the
proposals, together with their educational return. The 9 chosen payloads
are listed below, with their mission objectives: 

1. SwissCube (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland):
a mission to characterise the air glow phenomenon in the Earth's atmosphere;

2. Xatcobeo (a collaboration of the University of Vigo and INTA, Spain):
a mission to demonstrate software-defined radio and solar panel deployment;

3. UNICubeSAT (University of Rome, Italy):
performing in-situ measurements of atmospheric neutral density using the
Broglio drag balance instrument;

4. Robusta (University of Montpellier 2, France):
a mission to test and evaluate radiation effects (low dose rate) on bipolar
transistor electronic components;

5. AtmoCube (University of Trieste, Italy):
in-situ monitoring of space environment parameters such as radiation flux,
magnetic field and atmospheric density;

6. e-st@r (Politecnico di Torino, Italy):
demonstration of an active 3-axis Attitude Determination and Control system
including an inertial measurement unit;

7. OUFTI-1 (University of Liege, Belgium):
a mission to test the use of the D-STAR amateur radio digital communication
protocol in space;

8. Goliat (University of Bucharest, Romania):
imaging of the Earth surface using a digital camera and in-situ measurement
of radiation dose and micrometeoroid flux;

9. PW-Sat (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland):
a mission to test a deployable atmospheric drag augmentation device for
de-orbiting CubeSats.

Two backup CubeSats were selected in case any of the primary CubeSats are
not able to fulfil the requirements of the launch opportunity. They are:

10. UWE-3 (University of Wuerzburg, Germany):
demonstration of an active 3-axis Attitude Determination and Control system
using magnetorquers;

11. HiNCube (Narvik University College, Norway):
imaging of the Earth surface using a digital camera.

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I, JE9PEL researched about ESA CubeSats website.

http://www.esa.int/esaED/SEM2BPUG3HF_index_0.html

1. SwissCube (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland):
http://www.epfl.ch/
http://swisscube.epfl.ch/

2. Xatcobeo (a collaboration of the University of Vigo and INTA, Spain):
http://www.uvigo.es/indice/index.gl.htm
http://lostrego.uvigo.es/

3. UNICubeSAT (University of Rome, Italy):
http://www.uniroma1.it/
http://www.mat.uniroma2.it/english/main.html

4. Robusta (University of Montpellier 2, France):
http://www.univ-montp2.fr/
http://robusta.ies.univ-montp2.fr/

5. AtmoCube (University of Trieste, Italy):
http://www.univ.trieste.it/
http://www2.units.it/~atmocube/

6. e-st@r (Politecnico di Torino, Italy):
http://www.polito.it/

7. OUFTI-1 (University of Liege, Belgium):
http://www.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_5000/accueil/
http://www.leodium.ulg.ac.be/cmsms/

8. Goliat (University of Bucharest, Romania):
http://www.unibuc.ro/en/home/

9. PW-Sat (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland):
http://www.iem.pw.edu.pl/Eindex.html

10. UWE-3 (University of Wuerzburg, Germany):
http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/home/

11. HiNCube (Narvik University College, Norway):
http://www.hin.no/index.php?ID=1717/



ESA CubeSats Launch




CubeSats of ESA will be launched on 1 Sep 2011. But...
The launch seems to be December 2011 at earliest or possibly new year.

I, JE9PEL researched about the frequency and mode of these CubeSats.

LARES,    Italian Space Agency scientific satellite
          http://www.lares-mission.com/talks/paolozzi.pdf

AtmoCube, INAF- Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, Italy
          437.225MHz 9k6 FSK
          http://www2.units.it/atmocube/

e-st@r,   RI - Sezione di Bra (Ham Radio Club) & POLITECNICO, Italy
          437.445MHz
          http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/E-STAR/

Goliat,   University of Bucharest, Romania
          437.485MHz
          SummerWorkshop PDF

OUFTI-1,  University of Liege, Belgium
          435.015 and 435.045MHz
          http://www.leodium.ulg.ac.be/cmsms/

PW-Sat1,  which is a cubesat that is planning on deploying a solar sail from 
          orbit, the first nano from Poland
          SatMagazine P.8

ROBUSTA,  IES - Universite Montpellier 2, France
          437.325MHz 1200bd FM telemetry with one data burst of
          20 secs every 3 mins
          http://www.ies.univ-montp2.fr/robusta/satellite/?lang=en

Swisscube 2, Space Center, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Laus, Switzerland
          437.505MHz
          SpringWorkshop PDF

UNICubeSAT, Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale Universta di Rom, Italy
          437.345MHz 19k2 FSK
          GaussTeam Page

XaTcobeo, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
          FFSK with AX.25 on UHF, Simplex 437.365MHz, SSR downlink 145.940MHz
          http://www.xatcobeo.com/cms/index.php





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