Chasqui 1 [UNI]
Chasqui 1 is a Peruvian nanosatellite built by the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería del Perú in cooperation with the Russian Southwest State University (SWSU), Kursk.
The 1 kg satellite is built to the 1U-CubeSat form factor, but due to its deployment mode by manual launch during a spacewalk lacking the typical guiderails. It is powered by fixed solar cells on each side to charge their batteries. The payload consists of each a camera operating in the visible and infra-red spectrum.
It was launched in February 2014 on board of the Progress-M 22M cargo craft to the ISS to be hand deployed during a spacewalk on 18 August 2014. Although the satellite was successfully deployed in orbit, no signals were received.
|Type / Application:||Technology, education|
|Operator:||Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería del Perú, SWSU|
|Contractors:||Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería del Perú (UNI), SWSU|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||412 km × 419 km, 51.64°|
|Chasqui 1||1998-067ET||05.02.2014||Ba LC-1/5||Soyuz-U||with Progress-M 22M|