Foresail - CubeSat platform and missions to higher orbits

Jaan Praks*, Petri Niemelä, Marius Anger, Anton Fetzer, Bruce Clayhills, Kiril Cheremetiev, Ville Lundén, Nemanja Jovanovic, Rami Vainio, Pekka Janhunen, Emilia Kilpua, Minna Palmroth

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Small affordable satellites have opened the opportunity for innovative small class science missions to Low Earth Orbit and beyond. Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space (FORESAIL) started a CubeSat program which aims to improve CubeSat technology radiation tolerance to explore the higher orbits and radiation belt. Currently, the Foresail satellite program consists of two development generations of CubeSat platforms, prepared for to different science missions. Two satellites, the Foresail-1 (FS1) and Foresail-1’ (FS1’) utilize the 3U CubeSat form factor and have been developed for Low Earth Orbit (LEO), whereas the Foresail-2 satellite aim towards a highly elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) to study magnetic Ultra Low Frequency waves in the radiation belt region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 XXXVth General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS)
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-4639-6809-6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventURSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 19 Aug 202326 Aug 2023
Conference number: 35

Publication series

NameURSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
ISSN (Print)2640-7027
ISSN (Electronic)2642-4339


ConferenceURSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
Abbreviated titleURSI GASS


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