Danish students launching their own satellite

The Danish Students CubeSat Program, DISCO, will, in collaboration with the Danish company Space Inventor, launch its first satellite on a Falcon-9 rocket in the summer of 2022.

The satellite will include a number of smaller student experiments as well as serve as a communications station for radio amateurs around the world. The launch of the first satellite has now been ordered from the company Momentus to take place next summer on a Falcon-9 rocket. The satellite will be a so-called CubeSat of 10 x 10 x 10 cm and with a mass of 1 kg. The satellite will contain a series of small experiments that the students are currently working on defining.

Illustration of CubeSat
A 1U-CubeSat is 10 cm on each side and weighs 1 kg. ©Space Inventor

More data down to Earth

One of the ideas is to investigate the possibility of using the same frequency as a regular wireless network, to communicate between satellites.  This could allow some of the subsequent DISCO satellites to send much larger amounts of data down to Earth.

The data could be, for example, images that show the development in the use of the Arctic regions as the ice around Greenland disappears.

CubeSat prototype
CubeSat prototype. ©Space Inventor

Read more about this amazing project here: https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/fysik_kemi_og_farmaci/aktuelt/2021_03_25_disco-satellit

Leonardo Miodrag

Leonardo Miodrag

Founder of Nordic Education, member of the European Apprentices Network and the Association of Croatian Students Abroad. He is currently living in Denmark for four years. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Digital Concept Development at UCN Aalborg.
Leonardo Miodrag

Leonardo Miodrag

Founder of Nordic Education, member of the European Apprentices Network and the Association of Croatian Students Abroad. He is currently living in Denmark for four years. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Digital Concept Development at UCN Aalborg.

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