On 28th, February, the international students team of Beihang University have successfully completed and submitted the EcoBeltSat-1 CubeSat project proposal for the committee of CubeSat and Mission Contest 2018.
EcoBeltSat-1 CubeSat project on its first phase will consist of two payloads. The team is proposing to develop a sustainable strategy to measure the air pollution. This need can be optimally achieved from space by a cost-effective remote sensing mission based on a 3U-CubeSat. EcoBeltSat-1 that will offer access to space for scientists to determine the effect of cross-border air pollution flux and acquire a more precise understanding of climate change and global warming. The project will accomplish this mission by the use of an onboard atmospheric spectrometer as the first payload. The second payload is based on GNSS-R (reflectometry), it aims to demonstrate the capabilities of GNSS remote sensing to derive geophysical parameters of the ocean/land surfaces and wind speed. Utilizing these payloads, the team plans to provide data for future projects in wind and solar energy. For the second phase, to build a CubeSat constellation with different missions is proposed, that can be complementary and mutually inclusive in providing valuable data for the countries involved in the project.
The international student team formed by Dr. WANG’s initiatives and it continues with the support of the dean Prof. WENG Jing and Dr. Marco CABERO from International School. Most of the students are from APSCO member states in 2017. Mr. Fatih AVCI takes the leadership of the team while Mr.Vahid RASTINASAB provides technical coordination. The team aims to design and manufacture CubeSats in various subjects and to use them especially for the countries along the Belt and Road.
Beihang University (worked as the leading University) is pursuing for the APSCO SSS project to provide the world-class education and research in the field of small satellite system design with the help of academia-industry interaction. The student team was divided into different parts which are responsible for preparing individual subsystems. Students are selected base on their interest and their capability to fulfill the assigned tasks within the proper limit of time.
The CubeSat And Mission Contest 2018 is hosted by Belt & Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance, and it was organized by Northwestern Polytechnical University(NPU, located in Xi’an). At present, more than 30 student teams from universities and institutes have participated the contest. The final results will be announced on 24h, April. (the China Space Day).
The contest contents include: the new concept CubeSat platform and innovation system design; "The Belt & Road innovative space applications based on CubeSat; the innovative payload and application for CubeSat; and the CubeSat mission and system design for deep space exploration (including the moon, mars, asteroids, etc.). Other new concepts and ideas related to the design and application of CubeSat.