Finnish Satellite Workshop 2018

17 - 18 January, 2018, Dipoli, Otaniemi

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About The Event

The First Finnish satellite workshop, organized by Aalto University and Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space is a meeting place for professonials in the Finnish space tech field.

The entrance to the workshop is free of charge, but a registration is needed.


Dipoli, Aalto University

Otaniemi, Finland


Wednesday to Thursday (9:00 am to 17:00 pm)

January 17 to 18, 2018

Finnish Space Program

With Aalto-1, Finland became a space faring nation.

Now is the time to create continuation for the great start. Finland is a small country and we have to collaborate to create a great Finnish Space Program.

Come to the workshop to create history with us.

New Space

Companies and business are essential in our space strategy

The Finnish Space Program is based around innovation and commercial utilization of space. Come hear how the space technology can help your business!

See full list of speakers in the schedule

Our Speakers


Jaan Praks

Aalto Satellites


Rami Vainio

University of Turku

Rami Vainio

University of Turku

Energetic particle observations on-board CubeSats

The talk will give an overview of the measurements of Aalto-1/RADMON and our plans for future energetic particle experiments on-board CubeSats in the framework of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space. We will also take a look on other instruments for the detection of energetic particle radiation on CubeSat platforms.


Minna Palmroth

University of Helsinki


Kimmo Kanto



Esa Kallio

Aalto University


Pekka Janhunen


Pekka Janhunen

Finnish Meteorological Institute

Plans of the Coulomb Sailing Group

The Coulomb Sailing Group is an informal international team that develops Coulomb drag propulsion, i.e., the electric solar wind sail (E-sail) and the plasma brake. The E-sail provides efficient propellantless interplanetary propulsion. The plasma brake provides low-cost satellite deorbiting for solving the debris problem in low Earth orbit. Hardware for E-sail and plasma brake are closely related. For the plasma brake, our aim is to mature and commercialise the 2-U module that we developed in the ESA CleanSat project in 2016. When two modules are used, up to 800 kg satellite can be deorbited from 850 km altitude or correspondingly lighter masses from higher altitudes. For the E-sail, we are seeking collaborator partners to gain affordable access for small payloads to the solar wind, because such access is needed by all E-sail test and production missions. Commercially, the E-sail could enable economical asteroid mining as well as space weather prediction with two hours warning time instead of the standard one hour, plus a number of breakthrough scientific applications for example with asteroids and giant planets.


Otaniemi, Espoo

January 17 - 18, 2018

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

250 Available Seats

Fully booked

Free Coffee

Don't miss it

Event Schedule

The Conference lasts for two days with great speakers for each day

# Session Speakers Time
Welcome 9:30
Growing Space Sector in Finland
1 Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space Minna Palmroth 9:40
2 New Space Economy program Kimmo Kanto 10:00
3 Finnish Space Law Maija Lönnqvist 10:20
Coffee 10:40
Access to Space in Scandinavia
4 Andøya Space Center Odd Roger Enoksen 11:00
5 Esrange Space Center Philip Påhlsson 11:20
6 FMI Arctic Space Center Jyri Heilimo 11:40
7 Space Nation Labs: Fly your payload on the ISS Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola 12:00
8 Launch Opportunities by ISIS Abe Bonnema 12:20
Lunch 12:40
Space Missions I
9 Aalto-1 mission results Jaan Praks 13:40
10 Iceye X1 mission Pekka Laurila 14:00
11 Reaktor Hello World mission Tuomas Tikka 14:20
12 Suomi 100 mission Esa Kallio 14:40
13 W-band communication test mission Jussi Säily 15:00
Coffee 15:20
Space Missions II
14 Mission plans of the Coulomb Sailing Group Pekka Janhunen 15:40
15 ESTCube-2 mission Henrik Ehrpais 16:00
16 Satellite mission of Tallinn Tech University Rauno Gordon 16:20
17 LappiSat mission Esa Turunen 16:40
18 DISCUS - Deep Interior Scanning CubeSat Mika Takala 17:00
Cocktail 17:30
# Session Speakers Time
Welcome 9:30
Instruments and Missions
1 Spectral imagers for nanosatellites Antti Näsilä 9:40
2 Asteroid Spectral Imaging Mission Tomas Kohout 10:00
3 Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform Tuomas Häme 10:20
4 Superconducting sensors and electronics for X-Ray and THz imaging Mikko Kiviranta 10:40
Coffee 11:00
Space Environment and Missions
5 Energetic particle observations on-board CubeSats Rami Vainio 11:40
6 Space Weather instrumentation Juhani Huovelin 12:00
7 Satellite reflectance and space debris Olli Wilkman 12:20
8 Small magnetometer for Cubesat Eija Tanskanen 12:40
Lunch 13:00
Services for Space Sector
9 Mechanical tests for space instruments Olavi Nevalainen 14:00
10 Radiation testing at RADEF Arto Javanainen 14:20
11 MilliLab: millimeter wave measurement services Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä 14:40
Coffee 15:00
New Space Business
12 ESA Business Incubator Center Kimmo Isbjörnssund 15:20
13 Small satellite development process aspects from space industry point of view Matti Anttila 15:40
14 Turnkey software solution for small satellite operations Lauri Kimmel 16:00
Final words 16:30

17 - 18 January, 2018

Otakaari 24
02150 Espoo


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