Today two small satellites, designed and built in Denmark, are to be released from the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory and start their mission in space: the student-built AAUSat-5 and the technology demonstrator GomX-3.
CubeSats, measuring only 10x10x10 cm, or multiples of it, are gaining increasing popularity.
The GomX-3 cubesat will demonstrate new radio technology to support the tracking of civil aircraft and measure telecom satellite signal quality. AAUSat-5 will demonstrate the tracking of ships on the open sea. AA
Watch the event live from the "AAUSat-5 mission control' at Aarhus University in Denmark:
15:40 Welcome, Dr Eskild Holm Nielsen, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University
15:45 Introduction to AAUSAT5 and GomX-3 deployment from the ISS, Jens Schiemann, ESA ISS operations
LAUNCH FROM ISS:
15:55 AAUSAT5 and GomX-3 deployment: live link from the ISS, commented by Andreas Mogensen, ESA astronaut
16:05 The AAUSAT5 mission, Prof Jens Frederik Dalsgaard Nielsen
16:15 The GomX-3 mission, Lars Alminde, Chief Sales Officer, GomSpace
16:25 CubeSats at ESA, a new path for Education and Technology, Hugo Marée, Head of ESA Education and Knowledge Management Office, and Roger Walker, ESA Technology CubeSats Manager
16:40 Lecture: Living and working ...