NTNU Small Satellite Lab

NTNU Small Satellite Lab

NTNU Small Satellite Lab is an initiative to strenghten the small satellite and space related activities at NTNU and make them more visible. 

At the lab, we have a group consisting of about ten PhD-students, two post.docs and many bachelor- and master students every semester. Physically, the lab consists of a concurrent design work space as well as an well-equiped ESD-safe area for development and testing of electronic and mechanical parts for payloads and platforms.

As of December 2020, the lab is part of the ESA_Labs@NTNU initiative.

Activities include 

  • Projects supported by internal NTNU-funding, including the previous research senter AMOS, Norwegian Research Council, Norwegian Space Agency, ESA, EEA/EU and others:
    • Small satellite mission with hyper spectral imager to support oceanographic applications (part of satellites HYPSO-1 and HYPSO-2).
    • Small satellite mission with software defined radio to provide better communication systems in the Arctic (part of the satellite HYPSO-2).
    • For more information on these projects as well as other projects where the members of the SmallSat lab contribute, see the project overview tab.
  • The student satellite project Orbit, including the satellites SelfieSat-1 and FRAMSAT-1.

For the HYPSO-2 mission we have a project with the ESA PRODEX office, which is supporting the electrical and electro-optical development of the payload. This includes requirements development support, so that the NTNU team can learn more about how ESA projects are run.

NTNU SmallSatLab is actively contributing to the Auroraspace project, funded by the Interreg Aurora-program.