|AAUSAT3 was launched 25. February 2013 - and in full operation: space.aau.dk/aausat3|
The AAU-cubesat project started in September 2001 and has
had the goal to let students build and launch a nano-satellite with
the purpose to provide for "hands-on" education and gain experience
with nano-satellite technology. The satellite was launched on the 30th
of June 2003 from Plesetsk in Russia on top of the Rockot Launcher.
Following launch the satellite was alive for two and a half months before the battery had lost too much capacity to continue operations. During this time only a limited amount of data was successfully downlinked from the satellite due to an undisclosed problem on the satellite transmitter resulting in very weak signals being transmitted.