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ArduSat 1, X

ArduSat 1 [NanoSatisfi]

ArduSat 1 (Arduino Satellite)) and Ardusat X are two 1U CubeSats, whose mission is to provide a platform on which students and DIY space enthusiasts may design and run their own space - based Arduino experiments. They are being built as a crowd-funded project by NanoSatisfi Inc.

The satellite’s primary payload is bank of Arduino processors on which student/DIY code may run. The Arduino processors may sample data from the satellite’s imaging payload, a 1.3 megapixel optical CMOS camera module, and/or any of the satellite’s on board sensors, which includes photolux sensor, IR temperature, PCB temperature, 3-axis magnetometer, Geiger counter, 6-DOF IMU, and MEMS gyros.

The two ArduSats were launched on board of HTV 4 to the International Space Station, from where they were deployed on 19 November 2013.

ArduSat X and ArduSat 1 re-entered the atmosphere 15 April 2014 and 16 April 2014 respectively.

Nation: USA
Type, Application: Technology, education
Operator: NanoSatisfi Inc.
Contractors: NanoSatisfi Inc.
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 months
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ArduSat 1 1998-067DA 03.08.2013 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 4 (Kounotori 4), TechEdSat 3, ArduSat X, PicoDragon
ArduSat X 1998-067DC 03.08.2013 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 4 (Kounotori 4), TechEdSat 3, ArduSat 1, PicoDragon

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Further ArduSat missions: