Polish scientists working on innovative satellite system
The SatRevolution company, dealing with creating satellite systems, and the Space Garden company, have agreed on scientific cooperation in the KRAKSat project - the world's first satellite using magnetic fluid to control its orientation.
KRAKSat is a project aimed to build one of Poland's first CubeSat satellites intended for scientific purposes. The satellite is to use so-called ferrofluid, or magnetic fluid to control its orientation. Thanks to cooperation with Space Garden - a company experienced in this field - the project has a chance to gain know-how support.
The satellite built as part of the KRAKSat project is to be launched into near-Earth orbit in November 2018. It is to research the functionality of the ferrofluid flywheel in near-Earth orbit. According to scientists, such a solution may reduce costs and at the same time increase the reliability of stabilisation systems used in space.
In 2017, Space Garden opened the first base in Europe simulating conditions on the Moon and Mars. The project, called 'Habitat Lunares,' helps scientists study the behaviour of people in conditions characteristic of these celestial bodies. The 'Habitat Lunares' project has been implemented in cooperation with the European Space Agency and the US Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
SatRevolution is currently involved in three nanosatellite projects and has valuable know-how accumulated through building complete satellite systems from scratch. In May, the company launched Poland's first observation satellite into the stratosphere.