Aalto-1

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Artist's impression of Aalto-1 releasing its plasma brake tether.

Aalto-1 is a student-built nanosatellite, created by Aalto University, Finland. Based on the CubeSat architecture, it was originally scheduled to be launched in 2013,[1] and will become Finland's first indigenous satellite. The solar-powered satellite will weigh approximately 3 kilograms (6.6 lb),[2] and will carry a miniature Fabry-Pérot spectrometer, designed by VTT Technical Research Centre.[3]

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  1. ^ "Science – the future of Europe". PublicService.co.uk. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Aalto-1 – Summary". Aalto.fi. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Aalto-1, the Finnish student satellite". SouthgateARC. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2011.

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