Argentina (University of Palermo) The University of Palermo participated with its Labsat IoT project at the Satellite convention in Washington DC
The University of Palermo participated with its Labsat IoT project at the Satellite convention in Washington DC
The dean of the Faculty of Engineering UP traveled with a delegation from Argentina linked to the aerospace industry to promote the UP project of the University Space Laboratory (LABSAT IOT).
The University of Palermo (UP) participated with its LABSAT IOT project in the Satellite convention in Washington DC, one of the most important events in the world on the satellite and space ecosystem.
The dean of the Faculty of Engineering UP traveled with a delegation from Argentina linked to the aerospace industry to promote the UP project of the University Space Laboratory (LABSAT IOT) and, in turn, strengthen ties for commercial promotion of the space sector.
The University of Palermo heads the technological direction of the Satellite Project, which will be launched in 2024 by the company Space X. What is the LABSAT IOT
Space Laboratory project about?
The LABSAT IOT Space Laboratory project is an initiative of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Palermo and is advancing in its design stage, development, and testing of its subsystems and technologies, with a view to the end of 2024 launching into space an Internet of Things satellite through the renowned company Space X of Elon Musk.
“The satellite project connects our community of researchers and students with the transformation processes of telecommunications and cutting-edge satellite technology, generating important opportunities for development, work and entrepreneurship,” explains engineer Alejandro Popovsky, dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the UP and director of the LabSat IoT project.
The project is carried out in partnership between the UP and Fundetec (Foundation for the Development of Telecommunications, Electronics and Communication), which is the foundation of Copitec (Professional Council of Telecommunications, Electronics and Computer Engineering). The project is funded by UP, FUNDETEC, and the Ministry of Productive Development.
The Faculty of Engineering of the UP is in charge of the direction of Satellite Engineering and FUNDETEC of the administrative coordination of the project. The laboratory will allow access to the academic and research communities of these institutions, and also to ventures, which will boost the development of the space and telecommunications sector.
the University of Palermo, researchers, graduates, and advanced students of several of the careers of the Faculty of Engineering, are working on the design, development, and ground testing of satellite subsystems.
In this first stage, the UP work teams representing the areas of Telecommunications, Operations Programming, and Orientation Control, are preparing the first mission-specific and control subsystems that will be used in space.
The project consists of two stages: a first that aims at the construction, development and launch of the Labsat IoT for the research and experimentation of technologies from the space environment to the earth; and a second that provides for the launch of a constellation of low-orbit satellites to provide telecommunications services to Argentina.
It is currently underway in a global process of developing standards that will govern the expansion of telecommunications services in the coming years. This project anticipates this process, developing, testing and validating the technological alternatives and innovations necessary for these new services, and generating development, work and entrepreneurship.