Aalto-2: satellite for QB50 constellation

Aalto-2 satellite is a 2U CubeSat format satellite for the QB50 atmospheric measurement mission (
Aalto University / Aalto-2

The Development of the satellite is in synergy with the Aalto-1 development, and most of the subsystems are manufactured in-house by undergraduate and postgraduate students. The main goal of the project is to advance space technology education and cooperation in Europe, and help to carry out the QB50 scientific mission. The main payload of the Aalto-2 satellite is Multi Needle Langmuir Probe (MnLP) measurement unit, provided by University of Oslo. 

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Project team:

Contact: Project responsible leader Jaan Praks ([email protected])
Project and quality manager: Tuomas Tikka ([email protected])
Satellite systems engineer: Nemanja Jovanovic ([email protected])
Mission manager: Bagus Riwanto ([email protected])

This project has received funding from TEKES and the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development under grant agreement no [284427] .

Get to know Aalto-2

Aalto-2 launch

Aalto-2 satellite was launched successfully to ISS orbit with Cygnus cargo freighter on top of Atlas V rocket on 18 April 2017 at 18:11.

Aalto-2 HAM radio beacon

Information about Aalto-2 satellite.


The QB50 Mission.

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