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The Ohio State University has made significant progress in the recent past in the field of space science and technology. And now with its first satellite launch will come out of this world. On Monday morning, university researchers working with the mission successfully launched their first satellite into space. The project leader, Joel Johnson, who is the professor and director of electrical engineering (ECE) in the state of Ohio, subjected the entire mission in a very fruitful way and made it a success.
The satellite of the Ohio State University is called CubeRRT, which is based on the popular "Q-Bert" arcade game of the 80s. The satellite is the size of a shoebox but it is equipped with all the essential elements that could help observe the atmosphere of the earth. Joel Johnson said that "the mission of validation of the radiofrequency interference technology of the CubeSat radiometer (CubeRRT) contains advanced sensors to observe the Earth's environment from space." It is designed in such a way that it could solve the main problems of the researchers by breaking the radio noise transmission. It used to interfere with the detection of everything that is happening on Earth from space.
Johnson is one of the most intellectual people in the archive explained that scientists study the natural microwave frequencies that are emitted by the Earth with the help of sensors called radiometers. All observations and data incurred by these radiometers are used to determine a large amount of information related to soil moisture, sea temperature, sea ice coverage, climate and much more. As the need for wireless services around the world continues to increase, Johnson said, the growth of man-made radio transmissions makes it increasingly difficult to detect the Earth's natural microwave radiation. This influx is called radio frequency interference or RFI.
Ohio State University expects the advanced sensors of its new CubeRRT satellite to provide great information without interrupting frequencies. It will be able to demonstrate a new processing technology that will receive frequencies from the ground and did not interfere with radio transmissions. The project was led by Joel Johnson in very impressive ways and this is the reason why the whole mission becomes a success and finally the launch was made.
The CubeRRT will arrive at the ISS on Thursday for a later assembly. It will be in orbit from the ISS this summer.
Written by Marcin Frąckiewicz