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Danish Student CubeSat Program

DISCO is Denmark’s national CubeSat program and is a collaboration between by Aalborg University, Aarhus University, University of Southern Denmark, IT University, the House of Natural Science and the Danish Industry Foundation as well as a number of space companies including GomSpace and Space Inventor to give students the opportunity to work with science and space technology in a practical way.

The goal is to increase the number of candidates from danish universities with competences within space. To do that we want to use CubeSats to increase the interest in STEM and space from Danish high-school students. The aim of DISCO is therefore to have a continuous series of students CubeSats from Danish universities. We have received 4.25 MDKK form the Danish Industry Foundation to secure the launch of the first three.

In order to increase the interest in STEM and space among Danish high-school students, we will build a number of mobile ground stations and develop a teaching program that will allow high-school students to communicate with microsatellites.

You can read more about the project at discosat.dk and at our facebook page.