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Iraz˙ (Bats˙-CS 1)

Iraz˙ (Bats˙-CS 1) [ITCR]

Iraz˙, also known as Bats˙-CS 1, is the first Costa-Rican satellite.

The 1 kg satellite is built to the 1U-CubeSat form factor. the structure is built in Costa Rica, based on the GOMSpace cubesat design. It is a cooperation of the Central American Association of Aeronautics and Space (CAAE) and the Costa Rica Technology Institute (ITCR).

The payload is a Secondary Onboard Computer (SOBC) which acts as an inertial measurement unit (IMU). The objective of SOBC is to measure the angular velocity, and linear acceleration of the satellite, as well as the magnetic field surrounding the satellite by implementing integrated arrays of sensors which include: gyroscopes, accelerometers, and magnetometers. Also an aluminum plate is placed on one of the sides of the CubeSat and another one inside of the spacecraft for fundraising purposes.

The satellite was launched on board of Dragon CRS-14 in 2018 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket to be delivered to the ISS, from where it will be deployed.

Nation: Costa Rica
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: CAAE, ITCR
Contractors: CAAE, ITCR, GOMSpace
Equipment: SOBC
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 400 km Î 400 km, 51.66░ (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Iraz˙ (Bats˙-CS 1) 1998-067NR 02.04.2018 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 with Dragon CRS-14, MISSE-FF 1, ASIM, PFCS, RemoveDEBRIS, DebrisSat 1, DebrisSat 2, UBAKUSAT, 1KUNS-PF

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