Alex DiTommaso~, Alex Voisine~, Ben Wedemire~, Sarah Siddiqua~, Marco Mendonça, Shiva V.I. David, Koffi V. C. Kevin de Souza, Tobias Nießen, Alexander G. B. Colpitts, Nicholas Kozma, Troy T. Lavigne, William E. Ward, Richard B. Langley, Tiger Jeans, Yassine Bouslimani, Saadmaan Rahman, Brent R. Petersen, "VIOLET, a Student CubeSat for Space Weather”, Virtual Presentation, COSPAR 2021, 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, (Sydney, Australia), Jan. 28 - Feb. 4, 2021,

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As part of the Canadian Space Agency’s Canadian CubeSat Project, a partnership among the New Brunswick Community College, the Université de Moncton, and the University of New Brunswick are building a student-supported CubeSat named VIOLET after New Brunswick’s provincial flower. This 2U cubesat includes a global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) receiver designed to record raw observations of GNSS radio signals transiting the ionosphere and an oxygen red-line imager for airglow and auroral emissions. Both instruments provide information on the electron density in the ionosphere. Hybrid magnetic attitude control will be used to provide coarse attitude control of the satellite. In this paper, the design of the satellite and the proposed analysis of the observations will be presented.

Virtual Presentation


COSPAR Scientific Assembly

COSPAR 2021 - 43rd Scientific Assembly


CubeSat NB acknowledges the primary funding provided by the following: Funding was also provided by following: In-kind contributions were provided by following:




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