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ITASAT 1

ITASAT 1 [ITA]

ITASAT 1 (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica Satellite) is Brazilian 6U Cubesat built by the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA).

Originally ITASAT-1 was to be a microsatellite in the 80 kg class, until in 2013 the project was rescoped to 6U cubesat class satellite due to the difficulties to find an affordable launch opportunity.

The satellite features 3-axis control and is powered by surface mounted solar cells. It carries several experimental payloads: a data collection system, a GPS receiver and a camera system providing a ground resolution of about 80 m.

The satellite will ride as a secondary payload on a Falcon-9 launch in 2017.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA)
Contractors: Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA)
Equipment: ?
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass: 8 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ITASAT 1 - 2017 with ?, BlackSky Pathfinder 2, EcAMSat, DIDO 1, ICE-Cap, ISARA, OCSD B, OCSD C, PropCube 2

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