Posted on October 1, 2015 by julien
Cubesats to be launched 5 October from Space Station
The Danish flag will fly high on Monday when two small satellites, designed and built in Denmark, are released from the International Space Station and start their mission in space: the student-built AAUSay-5 and the professional technology demonstrator GomX-3.
CubeSats, measuring only 10x10x10 cm, or multiples of it, are gaining increasing popularity. They are cheaper and faster than conventional satellites for demonstrating miniaturised technology in space.
New radio technology being demonstrated by GomX-3 will support the tracking of civil aircraft and measuring telecom satellite signal quality. AAUSat-5 will demonstrate the tracking of ships on the open sea.
See Andreas explain the process in this video: