In Slovenia the CASSINI Hackathon will be organised by Space-SI. **
Main focus of our Hackathon is detection of green and water spaces in urban areas. Monitoring and preservation of green and blue corridors in cities provide important data for local and national urban planning, protects biodiversity and ensures diverse habitats and healthy ecosystems. Combining Sentinel data with our own satellite images from Nemo-HD and high-resolution ortophotos will provide participants with a wide range of possibilities to explore the topics of digitisation of green spaces and give them opportunity to work with data from the first Slovenian microsatellite. Participants will have a unique opportunity to see Nemo-HD control room and ground station and learn more about the work behind the design, launch, operating a small satellite and data post production.
Today at 3:51:10 CEST the Vega rocket successfully launched 53 satellites into space, including the first Slovenian microsatellite NEMO-HD, which separated from the rocket into its orbit 40 minutes after takeoff. In the morning we successfully established our first contact with it.
Due to the persistence of exceptionally unfavorable winds at altitude over the Guiana Space Center, Vega Flight VV16 – originally scheduled for June 18, 2020 – was repeatedly postponed, despite full availability the launcher and the 53 satellites including the firts Slovenian microsatellite NEMO-HD. The next launch attempt is set for 17 August onwards.
Weather conditions above the Guiana Space Center for Vega VV16 launch are improving. According to the weather predictions there may be opportunity to initialise the final chronology operations for Vega Flight VV16 on Saturday 27.6.2020.
Arianespace has set a new launch date for the Vega rocket (VV16) which will take our NEMO-HD microsatellite into orbit. The launch will take place on 19 June 2020 CET i.e. June 18 local time – the rocket will be launched from European launch site in French Guiana.