In early 1990’s Danish companies, universities, and research institutions - with active economical support by the Danish government - started an ambitious program to design and develop a domestically built satellite, the Ørsted satellite.

The result was a huge success: the Ørsted satellite was launched in 1999 and was operated for more than 10 years.

AAU did provide attitude determination and control design and software hosted a secondary groundstation.

So ...

This was - of course - gained with high interests from the students and they more or less requested a cubesat project to be launched.

And as a consequence AAU Cubesat was initiated in 2001.

The rest is history :-)

A cubesat is 10cm x 10cm x 10cm with a weight of 1 kg.