Session

Pre-Conference Workshop Session V: Educational Programs

Location

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Abstract

EyeSat has been a tremendous, challenging and successful student project. With 250 students over 7 years, CNES has achieved to put in orbit a 3U CubeSat that carries tens of state-of-the art innovative nanosatellite subsystems resulting from R&D programs carried out within the French space ecosystem. Launched in December 18, 2019, EyeSat has proved to be fully functional in orbit and has started its mission to map the intensity and the polarization direction of the zodiacal light. Housekeeping data, acquired over the past 5 months, has been analyzed by the team. Precious comparisons have been made between design and simulation results on the one hand and actual data on the other. Now, the private company U-Space, created in 2018, leverages those lessons learned from EyeSat and provides space missions based on high-performance nanosatellites.

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Aug 1st, 12:00 AM

EyeSat: A Great Student Adventure Within the French Space Agency Leading Up to Lessons Learned From Orbit

Utah State University, Logan, UT

EyeSat has been a tremendous, challenging and successful student project. With 250 students over 7 years, CNES has achieved to put in orbit a 3U CubeSat that carries tens of state-of-the art innovative nanosatellite subsystems resulting from R&D programs carried out within the French space ecosystem. Launched in December 18, 2019, EyeSat has proved to be fully functional in orbit and has started its mission to map the intensity and the polarization direction of the zodiacal light. Housekeeping data, acquired over the past 5 months, has been analyzed by the team. Precious comparisons have been made between design and simulation results on the one hand and actual data on the other. Now, the private company U-Space, created in 2018, leverages those lessons learned from EyeSat and provides space missions based on high-performance nanosatellites.