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NEWS

==== Delphini-1 NEWS 12.3.2019 =====

First (nice) Light from Delphini-1.

After quite some effort and a lot of sleepless nights (literally, as Delphini-1 passes over Aarhus during the night at the moment) we finally took, at least for us, the most beautiful pictures.

It is a picture of the blue horizon of the Earth and another of a small area in the Southern Pacific Ocean More about the pictures can be found here, and full resolution versions are available here.

==== Delphini-1 NEWS 15.2.2019 =====


We finally managed to get our ground station up and running after replacing some components! Now we can finally communicate with Delphini-1 properly! Apart from testing all the sub-components we also know that our camera is well. Next step: download pictures!

Thank you GomSpace Group for helping us on such a short notice! We would also like to express our special thanks to Aalborg University and also to all the radio amateurs who were monitoring Delphini-1! It was really important for us to know that our satellite was alive and well.

 

==== Delphini-1 NEWS 12.2.2019 =====

Our Delphini-1 satellite is still doing well and we have identified the problems in our ground station to be connected to some hardware parts. We are glad that the hickups we experienced are not connected to the satellite but to the equipment on ground, to which we have easy access. We hope to fix these components asap

 

==== Delphini-1 NEWS 7.2.2019 =====

We are happy to inform you that we have just received beacons from Delphini-1 !!!
Our satellite is well and alive and now the real mission will start. There are still many things to do, but now we can finally open the Champaign bottles!
Thanks GOMSpace for the support!

We will get back with more details! Stay tuned!

Best regards,

the Delphini-1 team

 

==== Delphini-1 NEWS 31.1.2019 =====

Delphini-1 was succesful deployed yesterday 31 January at 13:00 Danish time. We are still trying to establish communication with the satellite.   

Stay tuned we will share information as soon as we establish contact. Keep an eye on our webpage, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

 

The first satellite from Aarhus University, Delphini-1 is a proof-of-concept project. The main purpose is to assemble, test and operate a scientific satellite.

The satellite is a 10 x 10 x 10 cm Cubesat equipped with a camera and communications gear; the 1U-NanoEye. It will be supplied by the Aalborg-company GomSpace as an assembly kit. A group of our students will be trained by GomSpace to assemble and test the satellite. We will install a control room at AU, and some of the students will be involved in assembling and testing the communications equipment, and operating software to control the satellite and the payload. They may also develop new software and algorithms and design experiments that can be carried out with Delphini-1.

 

Delphini-1 is a joint effort between three departments of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Aarhus University:

Department of Physics and Astronomy. Contacts: Victoria Antoci (Project Scientist), Hans Kjeldsen (PI)

Department of Engineering. Contact: Rune H. Jacobsen

Department of Geoscience. Contacts: Christoffer Karoff

Students from all three departments can apply for participation in the project.

 

Students enrolled at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Engineering and the Department of Geoscience are part of the Delphini-1 project.

Everybody is welcome to follow the progress of our exciting endeavour on these webpages.