Aalto-2 satellite for QB50 constellation


Contact: Project responsible leader Jaan Praks (jaan.praks [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Project and quality manager: Tuomas Tikka (tuomas.tikka [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Satellite systems engineer: Nemanja Jovanovic (nemanja.jovanovic [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Mission manager: Bagus Riwanto (bagus.riwanto [at] aalto [dot] fi)
This project has received funding from TEKES and the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development under grant agreement no [284427] .

Aalto-2 satellite is a 2U CubeSat format satellite for the QB50 atmospheric measurement mission (qb50.eu). The Development of the satellite is in synergy with the Aalto-1 development, and most of the subsystems are manufactured in-house by undergraduate and postgraduate students. The main goal of the project is to advance space technology education and cooperation in Europe, and help to carry out the QB50 scientific mission. The main payload of the Aalto-2 satellite is Multi Needle Langmuire Probe (MnLP) measurement unit, provided by University of Oslo. 

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