KSF Space helps universities to construct ground segment to track CubeSat missions


KSF Space has announced the ability to help universities and academic aerospace, engineering and telecommunication departments train students on how to construct and build NanoSatellite (CubeSat) Ground Segment (GS) in order to track CubeSate mission like the QB50 initiative.

QB50 is a proposed international network of 50 CubeSats for multi-point, in-situ measurements in the lower thermosphere (90–350 km) and re-entry research. QB50 is an initiative of the Von Karman Institute and is funded by the European Commission as part of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). Double-unit (2U) CubeSats (10×10×20 cm) are developed, with one unit (the 'functional' unit) providing the usual satellite functions and the other unit (the 'science' unit) accommodating a set of standardised sensors for lower thermosphere and re-entry research. 35 CubeSats are envisaged to be provided by universities in 19 European countries, 10 by universities in the US, 2 by universities in Canada, 3 by Japanese universities, 1 by an institute in Brazil, and others. Ten 2U or 3U CubeSats are foreseen to serve for in-orbit technology demonstration of new space technologies.

For more information about Ground Segment, please visit www.ksf.space

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