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The Nice Cube (Nice3) nanosatellite project

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

F. Millour, S. Ottogalli, M. Maamri, A. Stibbe, F. Ferrero, L. Rolland, S. Rebeyrolle, A. Marcotto, K. Agabi, M. Beaulieu, M. Benabdesselam, J.-B. Caillau, F. Cauneau, L. Deneire, F. Mady, D. Mary, A. Memin, G. Metris, J.-B. Pomet, O. Preis, R. Staraj, E. Ait Lachgar, D. Baltazar, B. Gao, M. Deroo, B. Gieudes, M. Jiang, T. Livio de Miranda Pinto Filho, M. Languery, O. Petiot, A. Thevenon

(Submitted on 29 Aug 2018)

CubeSats are tiny satellites with increasing capabilities. They have been used for more than a decade by universities to train students on space technologies, in a hands-on project aiming at building, launching and operating a real satellite. Still today, one shortcoming of CubeSats is their poor ability to transmit large amounts of data to the ground. A possible way to overcome this limitation relies on optical communications. Universite Cote d'Azur is studying the feasibility of a student's CubeSat whose main goal is to transmit data with an optical link to the ground at the moderate rate of 1 kb/s (or better). In this paper, we will present the current state of the project and its future developments.

Comments: 12 pages, 4 figures, proceeding from the "complex days" workshop

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:1808.09848 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1808.09848v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Florentin Millour [view email] 

[v1] Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:29:10 GMT (2002kb,D)

https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.09848

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