At the end of August, we participated in a Technical Merit Review to evaluate and prioritize the competing cubesat proposals. The IR imaging mission (ADLIRSAT) proposal passed with flying colors and was selected to go forward.
The Adler CubeSat initiative has been moving forward. Two mission concepts have been selected for further development. Our primary mission is to fly a cryocooled mid-infrared imager. As a backup, we're also considering an active radar to detect orbital debris. The objective of the IR mission (or ADLIRSAT) is to obtain full coverage of Earth's [...]
We attended the 1st Adler Planetarium CubeSat Development Workshop held on February 1st. The workshop kicked off a program at the planetarium to build and fly an open-sourced collaboratively built CubeSat under NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative. The intention is to submit a proposal to NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellite (ELaNA) Mission, which provides flight [...]