MicroSat Kit satellite manufactured by Vietnam Space Center brought to teaching curriculum at universities

In early March 2021, the satellite system for practice training, MicroSat Kit, was transferred to International College under the Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) and the Vietnam France College under the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH), by the Vietnam Space Center (VNSC) under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

The transferred MicroSat Kit satellite system has been upgraded and further developed by the VNSC on the basis of the research project "Development of MicroSat Kit practice tools for practical training on designing and manufacturing satellites for earth observation”, code VAST.DLT.02/17-18 led by Dr. Le Xuan Huy.

Some pictures of practical satellites transferred by the VNSC:

Figure 1. Practical satellite transferred to Vietnam-France University

Figure 2. Satellite transferred to the International College

With the full functions, tasks and configurations that a satellite needs, MicroSat Kit Satellite helps learners easily visualize how satellites work in space, and gain knowledge about the design, manufacture and test of satellites more easily and effectively.

In the future, the VNSC will continue to invest and develop products with the aim of bringing this MicroSat Kit teaching satellite to the international market.

MicroSat Kit practicing satellite supports practical training in designing and manufacturing micro-class earth observation satellites for university students and new engineers working in the field of technology, especially space technology. The satellite visually describes the operation of an earth observation satellite under the ground conditions. With MicroSat Kit practicing satellite, learners can directly practice the process of assembling, integrating, controlling and operating the satellite right in a normal laboratory environment.

This practicing satellite includes the typical functions of a satellite such as: being able to take photos, transmit images, and monitor in real time; control satellites orbiting Z axis to a certain position; control the rotation of the solar wing system following the light source; and control and monitor satellite status information from earth stations.

Translated by Phuong Huyen
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