Bringing space closer to home. Launching in 2023.
The FramSat mission is a satellite-based platform to demonstrate the tech of bleeding-edge Norwegian technology. FramSat is Orbit NTNU's first partner mission, where we're provided our bus and systems with our sponsor Eidsvoll Electronics AS to test and verify their sun sensor. There are two satellites, FramSat-1, launching in 2023, and FramSat-1.5, launching in 2024. By developing our own in-house systems on volunteer hours, we are in a unique position to launch payloads that would not be affordable on commercial options. Orbit NTNU has developed this tailored mission system in-house and will take part in the historic first launch from European soil.
The launches will be performed by our partner, Isar Aerospace, and is a part of the next step for the new space race. Orbit NTNU is a crucial part of the new space industry and New Space by having the lowest industry costs while still outperforming yesterday's solutions. Developed entirely by students, the satellites comprise several advanced subsystems needed for tomorrow's space civilization. FramSat-1 is set to launch from Andøya in 2023 and, along with FramSat-1.5, is the foundation for the new Norwegian space adventure, bringing space closer to home.
FramSat-1 and FramSat-1.5 are 1U satellites, mesuring 10x10x10cm. We have developed, soldered, and tested our subsystems that are running our own in-house developed operating system and programs. This gives us total control of our system and lets us tailor the hardware and software to our specific needs.