DISCO

Danish Student Cubesat Programme

STUDENTS & CUBESATS

The Danish Student Cubesat Programme (DISCO) is a national project striving towards inspiring and attracting students from STEM educations with competencies within space technology. In the joint project is a strong collaboration between a range of educational institutions, including Aalborg University, and space companies such as GomSpace and Space Inventor.

The project is supported by The Danish Industry Foundation with 4.25 mio. DKK and is centered around the design, construction, test, launch and utilization of cubesats: small, cube-shaped satellites which is inexpensive to launch while being utilized for many different purposes - for example, research, Earth observation, communication and testing of new technologies.

The mission is to develop the three cubesats: DISCO1, DISCO2 and DISCO3 with the goal of launching DISCO 1 mid 2022. The purpose of this mission is twofold:

  1. Make students interested in space by building satellites
  2. Introduce space to high schools for same reasons as 1

Below, you can see the educational institutions, involved in the project, as well as the associated researchers from Aalborg University (AAU). If you have questions to the project, you are welcome to contact them or go to www.discosat.dk.

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AAU Space Group - Researchers

JENS Frederik DALSGAARD NIELSEN

Associate Professor

Department of Electronic Systems

Phone: +45 9940 8702
Email: jdn@es.aau.dk

PROJECT NAME

Danish Student Cubesat Programme

SHORT TITLE

DISCO

PROJECT STATUS

Active

EFFECTIVE START/END DATE

2020 - 2025

PROJECT PARTNERS

  • Aalborg University
  • Aarhus University
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • IT University of Copenhagen
  • ESA BIC Denmark