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Delfi-C3 (DO 64, Dutch-OSCAR 64)

Delfi-C3 [Technical University of Delft]

Delfi-C3 is the first nanosatellite student project from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. The satellite is based on the CubeSat concept and a number of novel technologies were tested on board the satellite:

  • Hands-on education & training of students on a real spacecraft project.
  • Demonstration of four arrays of Thin Film Solar Cells (TFSC) from Dutch Space.
  • Demonstration of two Autonomous Wireless Sun Sensors (AWSS) from TNO.
  • A Radio Amateur Platform (RAP) from TU Delft, comprising a linear transponder.
  • Development of a modular nanosatellite spacecraft bus and a distributed ground segment.

After launch, the satellite received the designations DO 64 or Dutch-OSCAR 64.

Nation: Netherlands
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Technical University of Delft
Contractors: Technical University of Delft; Pumpkin, Inc. (bus)
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year (design); +6 years reached
Mass: 3 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Delfi C3 (DO 64, Dutch-OSCAR 64) 2008-021G 28.04.2008 Sr SLP PSLV-CA with Cartosat 2A, IMS 1, CanX 6, CanX 2, AAUSAT 2, Cute 1.7 + APD II, COMPASS 1, SEEDS 2, Rubin 8-AIS