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The Nice Cube (Nice$^3$) nanosatellite project

Florentin Millour
Lucie M Rolland
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Franck Mady
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David Mary
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Anthony Mémin
Gilles Metris

Abstract

CubeSats are tiny satellites with increasing capabilities. They have been used for more than a decade by universities to train students on space technologies, in a hands-on project aiming at building, launching and operating a real satellite. Still today, one shortcoming of CubeSats is their poor ability to transmit large amounts of data to the ground. A possible way to overcome this limitation relies on optical communications. Université Côte d'Azur is studying the feasibility of a student's CubeSat whose main goal is to transmit data with an optical link to the ground at the moderate rate of 1 kb/s (or better). In this paper, we will present the current state of the project and its future developments.
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hal-01815444 , version 1 (19-06-2018)

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Florentin Millour, Sébastien Ottogalli, Manel Maamri, Arthur Stibbe, Fabien Ferrero, et al.. The Nice Cube (Nice$^3$) nanosatellite project. Complex days 2018, Université Côte d'Azur, Jan 2018, Nice, France. pp.1-12. ⟨hal-01815444⟩
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