Accession Number:

ADA513016

Title:

NittanySat Final Report for University Nanosatellite-5 Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Feb 2008-31 Mar 2009

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Report Date:

2009-10-12

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The NittanySat team has completed the Flight Competition Review FCR, which marks the culmination of the 2-year development of a prototype of a nanosatellite as part of the University NanoSat-5 Program. At this review, entries from ten universities were judged on their mission relevance and payload readiness. From the over 60 students on the NittanySat team, seven students attended the FCR, which was held outside of Kirtland Air Force Base. NittanySat was not selected for flight however, the students learned the hands-on and practical design techniques for the development of a nanosatellite. The NittanySat mission was to investigate the high-latitude D-region of the ionosphere and its effects on radio frequency communications. The D-region variability would have been studied by measuring radio wave absorption and scintillation caused by the enhanced ionization from energetic particles and plasma irregular.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE