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After one and a half years in the orbit, Estonian 1st satellite ESTCube-1 officially ended its mission today. The program met its aims - many young scientists and engineers have gained invaluable experience in space research. The project has yielded 29 bachelor’s and 19 master’s dissertations, 5 doctoral theses, 4 start-ups, and been the basis of 12 already published and 5 upcoming research articles. This is not the end, rather just the beginning as the work for ESTCube-2 has already begun!
Above are some pics from the final press conference I went today. I just had to put the space cake first :’D