The Department of Radio Science and Engineering is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.
Aalto-1 is a student satellite project, the first in Finland. The Aalto-1 project started in the beginning of 2010, when a group of students made a feasibility study of the satellite in the framework of the Space Technology special assignment course.
The Department of Radio Science and Engineering (RAD) currently consists of research groups in radio engineering, in electromagnetics, in circuit theory, and in space technology. Research and teaching at the department focuses on understanding the physics of electromagnetic fields and waves on all frequencies up to the terahertz region and beyond, and applying this knowledge to the benefit of the society.
The Department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC).
The main computer acts as the satellite’s brain through which data flows from space to Otaniemi ground station.
The purpose of the Game of Trains journey was to make exchange studies more well-known on both sides in European universities.