First Finnish satellite rockets to space
Aalto University has signed a contract with a Dutch company Innovative Solutions in Space for the launch of the Aalto-1 satellite.
The historic contract for sending the first Finnish satellite into space was signed by Keijo Nikoskinen, dean of the School of Electrical Engineering.
The Aalto-1 nanosatellite was built in a student project in broad co-operation with other Finnish universities and institutes. Since its start in 2010, more than 80 students have worked on the project, and dozens of theses have already been written about topics related to the satellite.
”We are very proud of this project. Completion of the satellite demonstrates a high level of education, as the quality requirements for space electronics are very strict. After working on this masterpiece, the future experts who were and continue to be involved in the project have an extensive knowledge of the entire range of electrical engineering,” states dean Nikoskinen.