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Lemur 1

Lemur 1 [NanoSatisfi]

Lemur-1 is a low-Earth orbiting satellite, built by NanoSatisfi Inc. (later renamed Spire), whose primary mission is a technology demonstration of several science payloads hosted by a 3U CubeSat. In addition to technology demonstration, LEMUR-1 carries two Earth-observation payloads.

Its primary Earth-observation payload is an electro-optical imaging system, operating in the visible band with a ground resolution of approximately 5 m. Its secondary payload is a low-resolution IR imaging system, with an approximate ground resolution of 1 km.

Lemur-1 was deployed from the Italian UniSat 6, which in turn was launched aboard a Dnepr launch vehicle operated by Kosmotras.

Lemur-1 serves as a prototype for a larger constellation of more than 50 Lemur-2 satellites.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, earth observation
Operator: NanoSatisfi Inc. → Spire
Contractors: NanoSatisfi Inc. → Spire
Equipment: visible light camera, infra-red camera
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 611 km × 696 km, 97.98
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Lemur 1 2014-033AL 19.06.2014 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Deimos 2, KazEOSat 2, Saudisat 4, TabletSat-Aurora, BugSat 1, AprizeSat 9, AprizeSat 10, UniSat 6, BRITE-CA 1, BRITE-CA 2, Hodoyoshi 3, Hodoyoshi 4, Perseus-M 1, Perseus-M 2, Flock-1c 1, ..., 11, POPSAT-HIP 1, QB50P1, QB50P2, PACE, TigriSat, ANTELSAT, NanoSatC-Br 1, Duchifat 1, PolyITAN 1, DTUSat 2, AeroCube 6A, AeroCube 6B

References:

  • NOAA Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs: LEMUR 1
Further Lemur missions: