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

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02/03/2020
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A few university teams have been selected for the third edition of the Fly Your Satellite! programme adhering to a phone for proposals open in the second half of 2019. The CubeSats’ analysis and choice was carried out by a CubeSat Evaluation Panel, consisting of ESA specialists from a variety of disciplines. 

ESA invited university student teams from ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia that are establishing a just one, two or 3-unit CubeSat with primarily educational objectives to suggest their satellite for the third edition of the “Fly Your Satellite!” (FYS) programme. Scholar teams from many universities labored tough to prepare proposals which were being reviewed by a CubeSat Evaluation Panel.

The choice course of action culminated with a Choice Workshop held at ESTEC in December 2019, where 7 teams -shortlisted as the most effective proposals among the the applications submitted to ESA- offered their CubeSat mission. During the similar week, the learners were being offered a amount of lectures offered by ESA experts.

Pupils presenting during the Fly Your Satellite! Choice Workshop

All shortlisted CubeSat student teams did an remarkable work in presenting their missions and responding to the inquiries elevated by the ESA experts. Despite the fact that the final decision was not simple for the CubeSat Evaluation Panel because of to the great high-quality of all CubeSat proposals, lastly the adhering to 3 teams were being selected:

AcubeSAT, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece

AcubeSAT, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece

The Aristotle Room & Aeronautics Workforce (ASAT) is composed of learners from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. ASAT is establishing a CubeSat to perform a biological experiment that investigates molecular mechanisms that are afflicted by the house ailments. In particular, they will probe the dynamic regulation of gene expression of eukaryotic cells in Lower Earth Orbit, applying developments in Artificial Biology and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

Supply, University of Stuttgart – Germany

Supply, University of Stuttgart – Germany

Supply (Stuttgart Operated University Investigation CubeSat for Evaluation and Schooling) is a mission of the modest-satellite student culture at the University of Stuttgart with educational and technological objectives. Their CubeSat will keep an eye on the procedures involved in uncontrolled entry into Earth’s ambiance by imaging meteoroids and applying in-situ warmth flux measurements to characterize demise.

UCAnFly, University of Cadiz – Spain

UCAnFly, University of Cadiz – Spain

UCAnFly is an educational nanosatellite created by a student team from the University of Cadiz. Their objective is to examine the feasibility of novel miniaturized magnetic measurement systems at milihertz frequencies with low-sounds ailments. The mission will let the in-flight characterization of the procedure beneath the severe house atmosphere.

Selected teams will start off to perform on planning for the Critical Style Critique in collaboration with ESA, and their specialized documentation will be reviewed by ESA experts in different areas of experience.

In recognition of the fantastic perform of the other CubeSat teams that sad to say could not be selected, ESA Schooling will present assistance to the teams, by inviting learners to go to just one of the training classes organised by the ESA Academy Coaching and Mastering Programme (TLP).

Complementary to the Fly Your Satellite! programme, the ESA Schooling Business office gives five-day training weeks focused to CubeSats in collaboration with the ESA Academy Coaching and Mastering Programme. The training weeks significantly intention at university learners and teams in early phases of CubeSat assignments, and consist of a CubeSats Concurrent Engineering Workshop, and a CubeSat Hands-On Coaching Week. In the upcoming a CubeSats Testing Coaching Week will be provided in the portfolio.

Congratulations to all teams selected!

Far more data about the Fly Your Satellite! programme can be found here.