NUTS - NTNU Test Satellite, a Norwegian CubeSat Project

NUTS presentation for the Ada project

Written by: Roger Birkeland
Published: 20.03.12
On the 5th of March, the NUTS team invited the girl project, Ada, to a presentation of the satellite and its subsystems. Roger, our project manager talked about the satellite in general, and the purpose and progress of the project. Toril, Marianne and Sigvald covered the topics: ADCS, payload and communication of the satellite.

The goal of the Ada project is to contribute in increasing the number of female engineers educated at the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. Part of the project is creating a positive environment for girls studying at the faculty by arranging educational and social activities. Creating a satellite is a large and complicated task, and even if the students currently working on the project, like to think of it as their satellite, there is need for new students to get involved. The chance of presenting the project for people from the whole faculty was definitely not to be missed.


Never before have so many girls found their way to the Roof lab, but we managed to squeze everyone in, and thankfully a vast number of pizzas arrived after the presentations. Roger and Sigvald demonstrated how the ground station works, and the rest of the team were available for questions and discussion. Hopefully, the presentations gave the participants an interest for space technology and satellites!

More information about the Ada project can be found here: