ISTNANOSAT-1, the nano satellite developed by students and teachers with the collaboration of AMRAD, was integrated into the “Fly your satellite” program of the European Space Agency (ESA). The team, involving researchers from IST, INESC-ID and IT, now comprises a group of six universities from across Europe that will have ESA’s support in validating and flying their satellites, with no final testing and launch costs .
The satellite is being built from scratch by the team. The detailed design of all satellite systems has been validated by ESA experts.

The launch will take place from the ISS in late 2019, beginning of 2019. ISS will be shipped to the ISS.