Phelma student launches career in space

Categorie(s) : Education, News, Research

Published : 1 October 2019

Joan Rodriguez is in his second year at Phelma and the CSUG, the Grenoble University Space Center. During the 2018-2019 academic year he had an opportunity to work on the development of AMICal SaT, the first-ever nanosatellite developed in Grenoble. Specifically, Joan contributed to the electronics and image processing systems for the satellite, which will observe aurora borealis and australis during its yearlong mission. Joan also supervised some 40 student internships and projects hosted at CSUG during his placement there.

The AMICal SaT launch, scheduled for July in Vostochny, Russia, had to be postponed. As for Joan, he is now in his third year and working on another satellite project, the Atise observation satellite, whose payload will include the AMICal SaT imager plus a spectrometer.




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