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14-BISat (QB50 BR01)

14-BISat [CRESEA]

14-BISat is a Brazilian 2U-CubeSat designed and produced by CRESEA (Centro de Referência em Sistemas Embarcados e Aeroespaciais) in collaboration with TEKEVER of Portugal. The mission participates in the QB50 project.

It carries the FIPEX (Flux-Φ-Probe Experiment) of TU Dresden as the primary payload for the QB50 project, which is able to distinguish and measure the time-resolved behaviour of atomic and molecular oxygen as a key parameter of the lower thermosphere.

The QB50 project, which will demonstrate the possibility of launching a network of 50 CubeSats built by Universities Teams all over the world as a primary payload on a low-cost launch vehicle to perform first-class science in the largely unexplored lower thermosphere.

Additionally, it carries the GAMALINK payload for testing an inter-satellite network with other GAMALINK equipped QB50 CubeSats like GAMASAT 1.

The satellite will be launched with the bulk of the QB50 constellation to the ISS in 2017, from where they will be deployed.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Technology, thermospheric research
Operator: CRESEA, TEKEVER
Contractors: CRESEA, TEKEVER
Equipment: FIPEX, GAMALINK
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 months
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51° (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
14-BISat (QB50 BR01) - 2017 with ?

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