NUTS - NTNU Test Satellite, a Norwegian CubeSat Project

NUTS at Researchers night 2013

Written by: Roger Birkeland
Published: 02.10.13
Friday 27th September, members of the NUTS team were presenting the project at "Researchers' Night", an annual event to promote an interest in science among high school students.

During the three hours open to the public, literally hundreds of students visited the NUTS stand. Having Kerbal Space Program running at our stand made for an excellent eye catcher. Once at the stand the students were keen to know more about our project. There seems to be quite an interest for space related projects out there.

On the NUTS stand the students could see full scale models of the satellite and test the steering system. A functional ground station for satellite communication was set up at the stand, with real-time transmission from orbiting satellites. A lot of students answered our space related quiz and the winner, Clarisse Nsengi, won a full version of Kerbal Space Program.

The great effort by everyone involved resulted in a successful event for NUTS.