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Nusat

Nusat [USU]

Nusat (North Utah Satellite) was a joint project between Weber State University and Utah State University. It was a small satellite to demonstrate a method to evaluate the beams of the Federal Aviation Agency secondary radar systems.

The 54.5 kg satellite was deployed from a modified GAS canister on the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger, STS-51B, and it re-entered in 1986 after a 20 month orbital life.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator:
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 55 kg
Orbit: 339 km × 355 km, 56.99
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Nusat 1985-034B 29.04.1985 CCK LC-39A Shuttle with Challenger F7 (STS 51-B), GLOMR (1)