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Beakersat 1 (Eagle 1, SWEsat)

Beakersat 1 [Morehead State University]

Beakersat 1, also called Eagle 1 or SWEsat, is a FemtoSat built to the 2.5U PocketQub form factor (12.5 cm × 5 cm × 5 cm).

The satellite is designed and Built by Undergraduate students at Morehead State University.

The approach taken on designing the subsytems bus for the PocketQube is to integrate a circuit with a Pic18F25K22 processor along with circuitry that contains components that will measure values such as: battery current and voltage; on-board temperature of the radio and processor; solar panel voltage, current, and temperature; and external temperature-- providing telemetry for the satellite and space environment monitoring. These values will be transmitted to the ground station via Morse code through an on-board RFM22 transceiver.

The satellite will be deployed from the Italian UniSat 5 satellite from a MR-FOD (Morehead Roma Femtosat Orbital Deployer) deployer after launch on a Dnepr booster.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Morehead State University
Contractors: Morehead State University
Configuration: 2.5U PocketQube
Propulsion: none
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Beakersat 1 (Eagle 1, SWEsat) 2013-066X 21.11.2013 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with DubaiSat 2, STSAT 3, WNISAT 1, SkySat 1, BRITE-PL, AprizeSat 7, AprizeSat 8, UniSat 5, Delfi-n3Xt, Dove 3, Dove 4, Triton 1, CINEMA 2, CINEMA 3, OPTOS, CubeBug 2, GOMX 1, NEE 02 Krysaor, FUNcube 1, HiNCube, ZACUBE 1, ICube 1, HumSat-D, PUCP-SAT 1, First-MOVE, UWE 3, VELOX-P 2, Pocket-PUCP, QubeScout S1, Wren, $50SAT, BPA 3


  • Jordan Healea , Robert Twiggs, Jennafer Grinrod, David Mays, Yevgeniy Byeloborodov: BeakerSat-1: A PocketQube FemtoSatellite