Sabancı University students and faculty are accessing space with the improved X-ray Detector (iXRD) on 3U CubeSat Sharjah-Sat-1. The launch will be provided by Space-X Transporter 6 from Cape Canaveral, Florida tomorrow at 17:56 (Turkish Time).
The design, tests, and production were completed at the High Energy Astrophysics Detector Laboratory with significant contributions (electronic design, mechanical design, software, and in-orbit background simulations) by undergraduate and graduate students. The detector, together with the satellite, will be able to monitor exciting astrophysical objects such as black holes and neutron stars.
More information on design and testing can be found here: https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-1846346/v1
The launch can be followed here: https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=transporter-6