The 1U CubeSat KNACKSAT (KMUTNB Academic Challenge of Knowledge SATellite) is the first entirely Thai-built satellite.
The 1.3 kg satellite is developed and entirely built by an university team of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. The satellite uses amateur radio frequencies for the communication between the satellite station and the ground station.
The main missions of KNACKSAT include:
Also the educational objective is to enhance the knowledge and experience of the students in satellite design and construction.
The satellite will be on-board Spaceflight’s dedicated rideshare mission “SSO-A” aboard a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket in 2018.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB)|
|Contractors:||King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|KNACKSAT||-||2018||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2||with SkySat 14, SkySat 15, Eu:CROPIS, ORS 6, STPSat 5, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, BlackSky Global 2, HawkEye Pathfinder 1, 2, 3, Flock-v 1, ..., ?, ORS 7A, ORS 7B, COPPER 2, MinXSS 2, Audacy Zero, Orbital Reflector, PW-Sat 2, Fox 1C, Elysium-Star 2, JY1-Sat, ?|