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PW-Sat 1

PW-Sat 1 [PW-Sat team]

PW-Sat 1 is the first polish nanosatellite. The CubeSat-based satellite is to deploy a flexible solar array in space.

PW-Sat 1 was orbited as a piggy-back payload on the maiden flight of the Vega launch vehicle. The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit. Signals were received from the satellite for few months but at some time the satellite's visibility times and communication module errors made it impossible to receive any correct signal.

PW-Sat 1 decayed from orbit on 28 October 2014.

Nation: Poland
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Warsaw University of Technology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Space Research Centre)
Contractors: Warsaw University of Technology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Space Research Centre)
Equipment: deployable flexible solar array
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PW-Sat 1 2012-006G 13.02.2012 Ko ELV Vega with LARES, ALMASat 1, e-st@r, Goliat, MaSat 1, ROBUSTA, UniCubeSat-GG, XaTcobeo, LARES-A&H/SS

References:

Further PW-Sat missions: