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UAPSat 1

UAPSat 1 [UAP]

UAPSat 1 (Universidad Alas Peruanas Satellite) is a Peruvian satellite built by the Institute for Radio Astronomy of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (INRAS-PUCP).

The 1 gg satellite is built on the 1U-CubeSat form factor. It is powered by fixed solar cells on each side to charge their batteries. It carries a minicomputer, radio transmitters and receivers, a power control system and magnets to to align the satellite with Earth's magnetic field. UAPSat-1 transmits telemetry information consisting of internal and external temperature, voltage and current data of the spacecraft by amateur radio.

It was launched on board of Cygnus CRS-1 to the International Space Station. It was deployed on 28 February 2014 from the Kibo airlock by Nanoracks deployers, but no signals were received.

Nation: Peru
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: Universidad Alas Peruanas (UAP)
Contractors: Universidad Alas Peruanas (UAP)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
UAPSat 1 1998-067EK 09.01.2014 WI LC-0A Antares-120 with Cygnus CRS-1, Flock-1 1, ..., 28, ArduSat 2, LituanicaSAT 1, LitSat 1, SkyCube

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