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Technical Session XII: Next Generation

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Abstract

The QB50 program was originated by Jean Muytaert at the von Karman Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Through the VKI efforts are underway to provide launches for 50 university built 2U CubeSats. These CubeSats will be provided by an international group of universities of which 10 CubeSats will be provided by US universities. The instruments will be provided by the science community. The expected launch attitude is to be between 300km-325km and during the short lifetime will make atmospheric measure-ments of the Ignorsphere (that part of the atmosphere that the atmospheric scientist say has been ignored due to a lack of sufficient measurements to effect-ively study it). This paper will outline the proposed method used to select US universities to participate and other aspects of the mission to be launched in 2013.

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The QB50 Program, the First CubeSat Constellations Doing Science

The QB50 program was originated by Jean Muytaert at the von Karman Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Through the VKI efforts are underway to provide launches for 50 university built 2U CubeSats. These CubeSats will be provided by an international group of universities of which 10 CubeSats will be provided by US universities. The instruments will be provided by the science community. The expected launch attitude is to be between 300km-325km and during the short lifetime will make atmospheric measure-ments of the Ignorsphere (that part of the atmosphere that the atmospheric scientist say has been ignored due to a lack of sufficient measurements to effect-ively study it). This paper will outline the proposed method used to select US universities to participate and other aspects of the mission to be launched in 2013.