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Great success of participation in the NANOSTAR Student Challenges Phase I: More than 100 students registered

• Phase I registration closed on April 11th. • The total number of registered students has been 103, which exceeds expectations! This Phase I is a competitive challenge, in which multidisciplinary teams of students from the NANOSTAR universities will have to predesign a nanosatellite space mission to the Moon. The nanosatellite, equipped with a scientific […]

NANOSTAR Student Challenges: 75 students registered to date

Up to March 21st, a total of 75 students have enrolled. Other students can still join the challenge: Not too late!! This phase 1 challenge consists in the predesign of a nanosatellite space mission to the Moon. The satellite, equipped with a scientific payload, will perform observations and measurements of the Moon’s surface, while executing […]

NANOSTAR Lisbon Meeting

Last March 25 and 26 took place the NANOSTAR progress meeting at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in lisbon, the largest and oldest engineering School in Portugal, with more than 40 years of experience in aerospace science and technology.
Portugal has recently approved the creation of its Space Agency: PortugalSpace. It will coordinate the launch program for small satellites. Good news for the NANOSTAR project !!

Our nanosatellite to the Moon is getting closer and closer…

Today at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, our students just took a hands-on course on IDM-CIC and IDM-VIEW, two fundamental tools that need to be mastered to do an efficient preliminary mission design. Our nanosatellite to the Moon is getting closer and closer…! NANOSTAR Student Challenges Phase I Student teams from all universities compete […]

Conception of a UHF/VHF ground station

Astre’nogs is a challenge supportted by six Toulouse students members of Astre association. These antennas will be part of an open source global network of satellite ground-stations named Satnogs. They will be made available to the scientific community and will enable to receive UHF and VHF frequencies. Astre’Nogs challenge is funded by the Interreg SUDOE […]

The NANOSTAR Student Challenges kick off

This phase 1 challenge consists in the predesign of a nanosatellite space mission to the Moon. The satellite, equipped with a scientific payload, will perform observations and measurements of the Moon’s surface, while executing a close-distance fly-by. Registration open: February 11, 2019 – April 11, 2019 This is a competitive challenge, in which multidisciplinary teams […]

Student Challenges organization meeting

The 14th and 15th of January took place the meeting about the organization of the Generic Student Challenges that will start in March-April 2019 under the supervision of the Carlos III Madrid University. The meeting took place at the Centre Spatial Universitaire de Montpellier (CSUM), and included a visit to the Ground station where CSUM receives signals from […]