NUTS - NTNU Test Satellite, a Norwegian CubeSat Project

National workshop at Andøya

Written by: Roger Birkeland
Published: 01.06.11
The three Norwegian student satellite projects all met up for a two day workshop at Andøya Rocket Range (ARS). The focus of the workshop was status updates from the different projects, as well as lessons learned sessions from the two projects with the most life time. In addition, Kjell Paulsen from Kongsberg Defense Systems held inspirational lectures about the procedures of reviews in a technical space project.

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HiN students giving lessons learned session

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Presentation about HiNCube testing

In addition to the technical sessions, we found time for some recreation. Andøya offers a varity of spectacular nature, both for hiking and swimming, as the following pictures show.

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These mountains and the sea frames in the rocket range

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Going for a swim!

Andøya Rocket Range is located in Northern Norway south west of Tromsø. ARS is the home of rocket launches and other space activities. NAROM is located there, and offers a great variety of programs for space education both for Norwegian and international students.

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Tour of the facilities

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Tour. One of the launchers