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PicPot

PicPot [Politecnico del Torino]

PicPot (Piccolo Cubo del Politecnico del Torino) is a small technology satellite built by the Polytechnic University of Torino. It has a cube-structure of 15 cm side length.

The objects of the PicPot project are:

  • Students gaining experience of construction, production and control of automatic spacecraft;
  • photographing the northern hemisphere of the Earth;
  • technological tests under space conditions of silicic solar photoelectric elements intended for the use on Earth;
  • testing the efficiency of litievo-polymeric batteries under the space conditions;
  • testing a brushless direct-current motor;
  • checking communication channels.

The launch was not successful, as the Dnepr failed 86 sec after launch.

Nation: Italy
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Politecnico del Torino
Contractors: Politecnico del Torino
Equipment:
Configuration: Cube
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PicPot 2006-F03 26.07.2006 Ba LC-109/95 F Dnepr with BelKa 1, Baumanets 1, Unisat 4, CP 1, CP 2, HAUSAT 1, ICECube 1, ICECube 2, ION, KUTESat-Pathfinder, Mea Huaka'i, MEROPE, Ncube 1, Rincon 1, SACRED, SEEDS, AeroCube 1