AubieSat-1 – A CubeSat to be launched October 27 2011 – The students at Auburn University designed, built and tested the satellite, and took it to California for a Mission Readiness Review, which they passed with flying colors. Finally, the satellite underwent some tests before being shipped to California for integration into a Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployer, a satellite deployer known as a P-POD, that will be placed in the launching rocket with the four other cubesats.
Auburn University’s famous battle cry, “War Eagle,” will be heard from space Oct. 27 when it is transmitted to earth from a student-built satellite known as “AubieSat-1.”
The Auburn University Student Space Program is part of the College of Sciences and Mathematics. AubieSat-1 is sponsored by Auburn University and the Alabama Space Grant Consortium. For more information on AubieSat-1, go to the website at http://www.space.auburn.edu/.
Fun Facts regarding the AubieSat-1
- AubieSat-1 is the first student built satellite in Alabama.
- It is a 1U CubeSat: 1000cm3 in volume and weighing 1.03-kg.
- It is entirely designed and built and tested by Auburn University undergraduate students, without using components off the shelf.
- It will study radio wave propagation through the ionosphere and test solar panel protective films.
- It is part of the ELaNa3 Mission.