The small satellite HYPSO-1, built by more than 80 students and researchers at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics and the Department of Electronic Systems – and other departments, has participated in several research missions already.
NTNU’s first research satellite was launched from Florida at 16:25 Norwegian time this afternoon. The small satellite «HYPSO-1»’s mission is to observe algal blooms in ocean and lakes.
This week NTNU will launch the first research satellite made by a Norwegian university. The small satellite «HYPSO-1» will take off with a Spacex Falcon-9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The mission: to scan ocean and lakes from 500 km above the earth.