Who are we?

The CubeSat Team is a student team of Politecnico di Torino involved in the design and development of small platforms for scientific missions and in orbit demonstration of novel technologies. The team was created in 2008 on the initiative of students and professors of Aerospace Engineering. Two CubeSats have been developed until now: [email protected], launched into orbit on February 2012, and E- [email protected], launched on April 2016 within the Fly your satellite! programme of the European Space Agency.

Our Mission

We are currently carrying out new flight projects in Low Earth Orbit and feasibility studies for future CubeSat missions to Near Earth Asteroids and to the Moon. Students of Aerospace, Mechanical, Electronic, Communications and Computer Engineering are working together to build their dreams!

Our mission statement is:

“To educate aerospace-engineering students on systems development, management, and team work. To achieve insight in the development of scenarios and enabling technologies for future space missions”

The Cubesat Standard

The CubeSat project was proposed by Prof. Jordi Puig-Suari (Cal Poly) and Prof. Bob Twiggs (Stanford University) to provide the students with hands-on education and to reduce cost and development time, increase access to space, and sustain frequent launches with a standard picosatellite. In the last years, governments, space agencies and private companies recognized CubeSats as attractive platforms to pursue a broad set of mission goals.

CUBESAT IN A NUTSHELL

  • Mass: Up to 1 .33 Kg (1U)

  • Dimensions: 10x10x10 cm3 (1U)

  • Typical development time: 2 years

  • About 1000 CubeSats launched since 2003