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Northern SPIRIT: Canadian CubeSat Project
ARI is partnering with other insitutions to carry about 4 space missions using CubeSats. CubeSats are small satellites built as squares, about the size of a rubik's cube.
There are four objectives for this project:
- Collaborate: Work with parnter institutions to send CubeSats to space to conduct research on our upper atmosphere.
- Northern Images: Art will be created and uploaded to CubeSats where the art will be displayed in front of a camera with Earth in the background.
- Northern Voices: Northern stories about space and sky will be uploaded to the CubeSat and transmitted to radios across Canada in Indigenous languages.
- Northern Games; Games will be created based on northern indigenous histories and culture. Radios in different parts of the Arctic will receive different transmissions. Listeners will have to work together to combine the messages and decode the final message.
Earth's upper atmosphere
Aurora College will be collaborating with partner insitutitions in the development of the CubeSat software, hardware, and four mission objectives. This collaboration will provide the opportunity for interested professionals and youth to participate on the design and construction of the CubeSat.
|Outreach planning||June - August 2018|
|Mission concept review||Sept 2018 - Feb 2019|
|School outreach||Sept 2018 - May 2019|
|Preliminary design review||March - June 2019|
|Detailed design||July 2019 - July 2020|
|School Outreach||Sept 2019 - May 2020|
|Outreach payload manufacture||July - Dec 2020|
|Satellite integration and testing||Jan - May 2021|
|Final readliness review||June 2021|
|Satellite launch and operation||Aug 2021 - Aug 2022|
Cubesat, Indigenous Games, Indigenous Stories, Space, Satellites, Northern Art