Chosun University’s Cube Satellite expected to perform ahead of Nuri’s launch

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When it arrives in orbit on the 29th, the first communication with the ground receiving station is scheduled.
Data provided after observing the temperature and heat island phenomenon of Mt. Baekdu

As the first Korean launch vehicle, Nuri, succeeded in launching, interest in the Cube Satellite (STEP Cube Lab-II) of Chosun University, which was the only university in the region participating in the Cube Satellite Project, is growing.

According to Chosun University on the 22nd, STEP Cube Lab-II was loaded with three cube satellites developed by three other domestic universities.

The ‘performance verification satellite’ will be launched first on the 29th, when it will be in a stable state.

When STEP Cube Lab-II is landed on orbit, it makes the first communication with the ground receiving station installed in the Chosun University.

If this happens, it is evaluated that the development of STEP Cube Lab-II has been successful.

The development of cube satellites at Chosun University started in September 2019 through the ‘Cube Satellite Contest’ hosted by the Aerospace Research Institute.

Based on the STEP Cube Lab developed in 2017 by Professor Hyun-woong Oh’s team (Smart Mobile Convergence System Engineering), STEP Cube Lab-Ⅱ, published in Nuri, was developed.

The main task is to observe changes in the earth, such as the signs of the explosion of Mt. Baekdu and the heat island phenomenon, which have recently raised the risk of an explosion.

If STEP Cube Lab-II is normally ejected and data on signs of eruption are provided through temperature observation of Mt. Baekdu, it is expected to have a great effect in science, technology, and education.

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In particular, it is expected to contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of regional universities in the aerospace field.

Professor Oh Hyun-woong said, “I am even more nervous because the cube satellite of the performance verification satellite is still ejected. .

“The success or failure of the satellite developed by the research team will be known in about a week, but we are looking forward to good results as many researchers have put in the effort,” said Sohn Min-young, a doctoral student who participated in the study.

/yunhap news

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