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BPA 1, 2, 3

Dnepr upper stage [Kosmotras]

BPA 1 (Blok Perspektivnoy Avioniki-1) is a package of experimental avionics monted to the third stage of a Dnepr launch vehicle. The payload is not separated from the stage.

This package is built by the Ukrainian company "Hartron-Arkos". It has the purpose to test navigation equipment for civil planes and spacecraft.

Nation: Ukraine
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Hartron-Arkos
Contractors: Hartron-Arkos
Equipment:
Configuration: Container bolted to Dnepr upper stage
Propulsion: None in Orbit
Power: Batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1910 kg
Orbit: 714 km × 1268 km, 98.24 (#1); 691 km × 1295 km, 98.22 (#2); 591 km × 1609 km, 97.70 (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BPA 1 2010-028C 15.06.2010 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with PRISMA Main, PRISMA Target, Picard
BPA 2 2011-044H 17.08.2011 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Sich 2, NigeriaSat 2, NX, RASAT, EDUSAT, AprizeSat 5, AprizeSat 6
BPA 3 2013-066AJ 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 P2, Pocket-PUCP, QubeScout S1, Wren, BPA 3