The Experimental Albertan #3 Satellite
The Experimental Albertan #3 (Ex-Alta 3) is part of the CubeSats Initiative in Canada for STEM (CUBICS). CUBICS is an initiative from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) that was designed to provide post-secondary institutions students to engage in space initiatives. Ex-Alta 3 will iterate on the Ex-Alta 2 mission in that the Iris imager will be our primary payload. Ex-Alta 3 is expected to launch into a high inclination sun synchronous orbit in 2025.
- Support the training and development of highly qualified personnel by providing students with the opportunity to design, build and operate satellites as well as support the development of open-source designs
- Characterize ice, snow, and glacial regions within Canada, using our open-source, student designed imager
- Characterize DC and AC magnetic fields at low earth orbit altitudes using a Digital Fluxgate Magnetometer (DFGM)
- Allow students to gain experience with amateur radio through satellite communications