This is Project A.P.T.A.S.

A student project that will contribute to the aurora research in Northern Sweden.

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Launching no earlier than

Q1 2022

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About

What is A.P.T.A.S.?

APTAS - Atmospheric Polar Transmission Alignment Satellite - is the first student CubeSat developed at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. The goal is to design, build, test and operate a 1 U CubeSat for scientific and educational purposes whilst paving the way for future generations of students who want to develop their own CubeSats.

Payload

ECAT

An antenna to be used for calibration of the planned EISCAT 3D research project, a new phased-array antenna system located in northern Sweden, Norway and Finland.

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Payload

CAM

A nadir pointing camera taking photos of auroras while flying over the poles, which is developed with help from The institute of Space Physics.

TEAMS

Supervisors

Chris Nieto

Aris Golemis

Management

Martin Elfvelin

Theresia Hestad

Axel Widenfelt

Jimmy Gustavsson

Linn Friis-Liby

Matias Rittatore Texeira

Systems

Jimmy Gustavsson

Martin Elfvelin

Axel Widenfelt

Edvin Lindkvist

Måns Arildsson

ECAT

Erik Andersson

Carlos Sarille Cadenas

Sorcha Mac Manamon

Power

Chayapol Maneepong

Erik Graff

Akash Raja Meghavath

Aleksis Lindemanis

CAM

Linn Friis-Liby

Theresia Hestad

Rebecka Svensson

Emma Axebrink

Sorcha Mac Manamon

TMTC

Gabriel Lorentzson

Martin Elfvelin

Arni Thor

Mechanical

Romil Barkarmo

Antonia Grethen-Bussmann

Matias Rittatore Texeira

Marley Castro

Kyle Mayer

Akash Raja Meghavath

Ground Station

Martin Elfvelin

Gabriel Lorentzson

Gabriel Sanchez

Tamina Lund

Arni Thor

ADCS

Eric Brune

Axel Widenfelt

Fadel Chams

Vandana Parekh

Evert Häggman

OBDH

Jimmy Gustavsson

Måns Arildsson

Edvin Lindkvist

Mirko Viviano

Adrian Duly

  • Phase 0

    Mission Analysis

  • Phase A

    Feasibility Study

  • Phase B

    Preliminary Design

  • Phase C

    Detailed Design

  • Phase D

    Production and qualification

  • Phase E

    Operation

  • Jan
  • May
  • Sept
  • Jan
  • May
  • Sept
  • Jan
  • May
  • Sept
  • Jan
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
PROGRESS

ECAT 27 Nov. 2020

We are currently in phase C. We are doing super cooooool stuff, you'll see it soon, but for now, sit back and relax!

CAM 27 Nov. 2020

We are currently in phase C. We are doing super cooooool stuff, you'll see it soon, but for now, sit back and relax!

POWER 27 Nov. 2020

We are currently in phase C. We are doing super cooooool stuff, you'll see it soon, but for now, sit back and relax!

ADCS 27 Nov. 2020

We are currently in phase C. We are doing super cooooool stuff, you'll see it soon, but for now, sit back and relax!

TMTC & Ground Station 27 Nov. 2020

We are currently in phase C. We are doing super cooooool stuff, you'll see it soon, but for now, sit back and relax!

OBDH 27 Nov. 2020

We are currently in phase C. We are doing super cooooool stuff, you'll see it soon, but for now, sit back and relax!

Mechanical 27 Nov. 2020

We are currently in phase C. We are doing super cooooool stuff, you'll see it soon, but for now, sit back and relax!

News

ESA conference about concurrent engineering

1 Oct. 2020

Yesterday we had two in our management, Axel Widenfelt and Jimmy Gustavsson, talk at SECESA. A conference held by ESA, the European Space Agency, about concurrent engineering.

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ESA conference about concurrent engineering

3 Sept. 2020

We are back! After way to many months away from campus due to Covid-19, we are now aloud to be back at Space Campus. The first week is going by fast!

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ESA conference about concurrent engineering

1 Oct. 2020

Yesterday we had two in our management, Axel Widenfelt and Jimmy Gustavsson, talk at SECESA. A conference held by ESA, the European Space Agency, about concurrent engineering.

Read more

ESA conference about concurrent engineering

3 Sept. 2020

We are back! After way to many months away from campus due to Covid-19, we are now aloud to be back at Space Campus. The first week is going by fast!

Read more