The Ambassador and the STE section are glad to welcome a new member at the Embassy. The Professor Gass, following up on the meeting at the Embassy, kindly offered the Ambassador a model 1:1 of a Nano-satellite, the 6U CubeSat from CubETH; an ambitious project carrying out by the Swiss Space Center in partnership with ETHZ.
The 6U CubaSat, as its name indicates, is built from six unit (10 x 10 x 10 cm) modules. Each unit contains an essential instrument for the use and control of the satellite. This small six unit satellite is very cheap in launching compared to bigger models because of its standardized size. Moreover, half of the 6U CubaSat is 3D printed.
The Nano-satellite is currently at the residence of the Ambassador.