First phase Success brings “AcubeSAT” to the Netherlands to “Fly your Satellite”|Phase 2acubesat
[DISCLAIMER: This post was created while AcubeSAT was under the A.S.A.T. team. Since 15.01.2021, the AcubeSAT project is part of SpaceDot.]
On Friday, October 11, our team met with the Vice-Rector of Research and Lifelong Learning, Efstratios Stilianidis. The conversation that followed focused on the development of the “ΑcubeSAT” project. The Vice-Rector approved the proposal’s submission for participating in the ESA’s “Fly Your Satellite!” program, representing the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The proposal was therefore sent to the European Space Agency (ESA).
On Wednesday, November 6, we received the results from “Fly Your Satellite!” competition and the news were pleasant. In Phase 2, members will attend from December 9 to 13, 2019 the ESTEC in the Netherlands, where they will present our nanosatellite. There, our team will have to provide answers to questions made by the organizers and defend their construction’s design. During this phase, AcubeSAT members will have the chance to attend lectures and workshops organized by the program.
Of particular importance is the contribution of the partners-companies that supported our effort, such as RGCC, SITAEL HELLAS, Prisma Electronics S.A., BETA CAE Systems, B&T Composites, Hellagrolip, Woodtech, Metalonica, Technometal, Radian Systems, Solidworks, FIBRANL, AUTh laboratories, as well as professors Kyros Yakinthos, and Alkis Chatzopoulos.