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TUGsat 1 (BRITE-Austria, CanX 3B)

TUGsat 1 (BRITE-Austria) [TU-Graz]

TUGSat 1 (Technische Universität Graz Satellit), also known as BRITE-Austria (BRIght-star Target Explorer - Austria), is a mission planned to make photometric observations of some of the brightest starts in the sky in order to examine these stars for variability. The observations will have a precision at least 10 times better than achievable using ground-based observations, and it will be packaged inside a CanX-class nanosatellite.

Nation: Austria, Canada
Type / Application: Astronomy / Technology
Operator: Graz University of Technology
Contractors: Graz University of Technology; UTIAS (bus)
Equipment:
Configuration: Generic Nanosatellite Bus (GNB)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 10 kg
Orbit: 770 km × 783 km, 98.63°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tugsat 1 (BRITE-Austria, CanX 3B) 2013-009F 25.02.2013 Sr FLP PSLV-CA with SARAL, Sapphire, NEOSSAT, UniBRITE, STRaND 1, AAUSAT 3