Mission Objectives

The initiative was founded to encourage world’s universities and institutions to develop and construct technical approaches towards big data and the uses of future NanoSat (CubeSat) space research & industry, in line with the goal of climate change as an application case of Big-Q initiative, to provide rich data about climate change and weather patterns with accurate measurement that will enable us to improve climate models.

Space Collaboration

Technical approaches including (data mining algorithm, PCB & VLSI, embedded systems, 1U CubeSat & software application) 

Scientific Research

Phase 1 
1-    Develop mathematic algorithm for Data Mining  (Computer Science & Mathematic disciplines) 
2-    Build a simulation for sample earth observation big data model (as an application) (Computer Science discipline) 
3-    Build & Integrate algorithm into VLSI / PCB (Cube – On board Computer) (Electronics Engineering discipline) 

Phase 2

1-    Construct CubeSat  (1U) including Buses (aerospace & electronics engineering disciplines)  
2-    Integrate CubeSat main components (Antenna systems, communication systems & Solar panels) (telecommunication, electronics & aerospace disciplines) 
3-    Build GS (Ground Segment) (telecommunication, electronics & aerospace disciplines)
4-    Testing & Vibration (aerospace engineering) 
5-    Launch 

Targeted Altitude 

Upon the delivery of phase 2, the BigQ-SAT should be launched to LEO with expected deployment at 650 KM Altitude, thanks to KSF Space’s technical partners.

Funding Approach 

The Big Q initiative will be addressing major funding agencies in Europe and worldwide. One of the funding agency is the European Commission “the Horizon 2020”. Europe has been active in the space sector for several decades and its activities encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from rocket launchers and space exploration to space-based applications that provide new services to society. EU space policy and research has been supported through framework programs. The current program, Horizon 2020, covers the period from 2014 to 2020. This support is critical to the ongoing development of the space sector, in particular:

  •     it helps to sustain a competitive space industry (including manufacturers, service providers and operators) and research community;
  •     it provides support to develop appropriate technologies and services, necessary for the development and exploitation of           new systems;
  •     it encourages the research community, as well as the private sector, to intensify their efforts and investments in the space       sector.

Space research is contributing to enhance EU industrial competiveness. It plays also a vital role in tackling many kinds of societal challenges, for example - climate change by ensuring comprehensive monitoring of our planet using space-based Earth Observation systems.

Interested institutions or organizations in such initiative, please download "letter of support" and send it back to us.

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