Slovak satellite to bring scientists and radio amateurs together

Slovak satellite to bring scientists and radio amateurs together

In 2017, the first Slovak satellite SK Cube was launched into orbit by a team from the Technical University in Košice. Four years later, the launch of a second Slovak satellite called GRBAlpha is about to happen, and we know already that its mission in the space won't be purely scientific. One of the purposes of the satellite is in fact to bring scientists closer to radio amateurs and vice versa. How? You will find out in the interview with the project coordinator Miroslav Šmelko from the Faculty of Aeronautics at the Technical University in Košice.

GRBAlpha Satellite

Yes, space is hard and mostly unpredictable. Nevertheless, we can only hope now that the GRBAlpha satellite will successfully make it into orbit and will thus become the second Slovak satellite in space. And who knows, maybe one day you will catch the signal from the GRBAlpha Slovak satellite.

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Romana Grajcarová, Photo: AP/TASR, Miroslav Šmelko