Mission objectives

The main objectives of the ESTCube-1 are:

  1. Test the deployment of a 10 m tether, which is an integral part of the electric solar wind sail development. http://www.electric-sailing.com/
  2. Measure the force being excerted to the sail
  3. To take a picture of the tether.
  4. As an added mission to take a picture of the Earth and, if possible Estonia.