Mission ”Lituanica 80” is the first stage of the long term program held by Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Space Association. During the mission, a satellite will be launched into space. The satellite will not only be the first physical object in space carrying the Lithuanian symbolics, but will also serve as a scientific platform for the future scientific experiments with piezo motors in space.
Such an experiment has never been held before, and its successful outcome would open huge opportunities for numerous space programs around the world.
The mission “Lituanica 80” is dedicated for the 80th anniversary of the first legendary flight across the Atlantic ocean by two fearless Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas.
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The mission ”Lituanica 80” was aimed to reach the following goals:
- To complete the preparation for the scientific experiments of Lithuanian Space Association and Kaunas University of Technology. The experiment will enable to test the piezo motors’ activity in space. The position identification equipment and data processing algorithms will be tested, which will create a technological medium for the future missions. The tests in space conditions will provide valuable insights, which will be the last milestone in the path from the idea to production.
- To research and to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in design and construction of nano satellites and to test the new ARM-based main board.
- To promote the cooperation between scientists and engineers in order to generate innovations of space technologies in Lithuania and to apply them in industry.
- To motivate science and engineering enthusiasts, to inspire the youth to create and to work in Lithuania.
- To initiate cooperation between science and business at the national level.
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