Category Archives: Amateur/Student Satellite

European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) aims for 2015 launch

Here’s an update on the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) project, which currently involves 9 European  universities : ESA’s student satellite takes important step towards space –  Education/ESA

The mission’s primary goal is to provide students with extensive, hands-on experience of a space project. This will equip them with the necessary skills to confidently enter the high-technology workplace of Europe’s future.

The university collaboration is now working with ALMASpace S.r.l., an Italian company that is a spinoff of satellite group at the University of Bologna.

The mission’s main objectives are to measure the ionizing radiation environment in orbit, to test technologies for future education satellite missions and to take images of the Earth and/or other celestial bodies for outreach purposes.

The universities are providing several of the subsystems such as a microcamera from DTU in Denmark and a radiation detector from the University of Budapest.

The satellite will be around 40kg in mass and measure about 33x33x63cm . It will be launched in 2015-16 and its mission is designed to last for at least six months.

ESEO subsystems configurations

The project is a continuation of an ESA student satellite program:

ESEO is the third mission within ESA’s Education Satellite Programme. It builds upon the experience gained with SSETI Express, launched in 2005, and the YES2 tether and re-entry capsule experiment, launched in 2007.

AMSAT and ISS amateur radio news

Go to AMSAT News for the latest headlines about developments in amateur and student satellites and for updates about amateur radio on the ISS.

ANS 027 Weekly AMSAT Bulletin – January 26, 2013:

* AMSAT-NA Website Outage
* K6GSJ Donates OSCAR-1 Historical Artifacts to ARRL Archives
* Open Source Satellite OSSI CubeSat Launch in April 2013
* IARU Satellite Coordination Board Says DOVE-1 Will Not Use 145.825
* Vote for Your Favorite Photos From Japan's PRISM Satellite
* February 14 PSLV-C20 Launch Planned by India
* Surrey Satellite Selected to Evaluate Small Satellites for GPS
* NASA History Program Office Summer 2013 Internships
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

AMSAT/Student small satellite news

Go to AMSAT News for the latest headlines about developments in amateur and student satellites and for updates about amateur radio on the ISS.

ANS 013 Weekly AMSAT Bulletin – January 12, 2013:
* AMSAT Store Sells Out of Initial Supply of Broadband Preamps
* FITSAT-1 LED Schedules
* NASA Announces Student Internships for Summer
* Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule