Project Sallesat-1 tries to achieve the build up of a radio amateur micro-satellite on the La SalleUniversity (included within the RamonLlullUniversity), by using all possible resources coming from the own University. That means using as much technological and knowledge resources as possible coming from the own university students, in order to get it working and flying.
The basis of the project is dividing the huge project in small modules that will serve as final projects of the technical and superior degrees, covering almost all specialities of the telecommunications engineering career.
All the modules will be coordinated by a teacher’s and investigator’s team coming from several departments, working in connection with experts from the radio amateur world. The benefits expected for the students are quite huge, because they will have the possibility of participating in an ambitious and motivating project, in which they will see their efforts rewarded in a direct mode. They will be involved as well in serious investigations that will push them to cooperate in the teamwork and will approach them to what could be considered as an almost commercial project.
Further to this, the project intends to get the participation of High School students (and others) that could work in the construction of a radio receiver in kit form to listen to the satellite Sallesat-1. This means they will be able to hear the signals coming directly from the satellite when in orbit.Thanks to this, they will learn and get a first hand approach to the exciting world of satellites.
The La SalleUniversity will open a new investigation line that very few other universities in our country do, a line that everyday becomes more important: the aerospace communications technology. Further to this, La Salle people will receive the international recognition and prestige related to the construction of a satellite for the general public use, and this will allow them to follow up with many further studies and investigations on several important subjects.