AMICal Sat is a student satellite dedicated to space weather purpose. It will monitor the auroral oval almost during each orbit. In details, it will take pictures of the aurora once at the limb to allow to get the vertical structures of the oval, once at the nadir the map the portion of the oval seen by the satellite .
Scientifically the data will be used to reconstruct the flux of particles coming into the atmosphere especially the electrons in the range of 20eV-10keV. Read more ...
AmicalSat will be launched the 1 september 1h51 am UTC from Kourou, French Guinea. The launch vehicle will be a Vega rocket.
The TLE :
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The first 5 people who receive a frame from AmicalSat will receive a gift. To submit your frame uses the satnogs SIDS or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amicalsat was successfully launched, everything is nominal. We will start commissioning soon. We will keep you updated about it.
The 5 winners will be announced at the end of the week.