Kitsat 2 [SSTL]
KITSAT-1 (Korean Institute of Technology Satellite) was a collaborative research mission, encompassing the installation of a groundstation in South Korea, participation of Korean engineers in the UoSAT-5 mission, technology transfer and training of students on the MSc courses at Surrey, and the involvement in a engineering and flight microsatellites.
KITSAT-1 was developed and constructed by a team of Korean and SSTL engineers. It was based on the 35 cm × 35 cm × 67 cm modular microsatellite bus previously flown on UoSAT-3, -4 and -5. Power was provided by body mountes solar cells. Attitude control was provided by a gravity-gradient boom and active magnetorquering.
The satellite payloads include:
The follow on mission, KITSat 2 (Uribyol 2) was very similar, but flown in a different orbit. This time, the satellite was completely manufactured by the South Korean team at KIT.
KITSAT-2's payloads were:
The purpose of the KITSAT 2 mission was to improve and enhance the KITSAT-1 systems, to use domestically manufactured components, to demonstrate experimental modules and to promote domestic space industry.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation, technology|
|Operator:||Korean Institute of Technology (KIT)|
|Contractors:||SSTL (#1); KIT (#2)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Mass:||48.6 kg (#1); 47.8 kg (#2)|
|Orbit:||1301 km × 1400 km, 66.07° (#1); 794 km × 804 km, 98.67° (#2)|
|Kitsat 1 (Uribyol 1, Kitsat-OSCAR 23, KO 23)||1992-052B||10.08.1992||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-42P H10||with TOPEX Poseidon, S-80/T|
|Kitsat 2 (Uribyol 2, Kitsat-OSCAR 25, KO 25)||1993-061F||26.09.1993||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-40 H10||with SPOT 3, Stella, Healthsat 2, Eyesat 1, Itamsat, PoSAT 1|