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UniSat 6

UniSat 6 [GAUSS Srl]

UniSat 6 is a technology satellite built at GAUSS Srl. It is intended to test customer equipment under space conditions and to deploy four cubesats in orbit.

The UniSat-6 is based on the UniSat 5 satellite platform built from reinforced aluminum and carbon honeycomb panels. It measures 50 cm × 50 cm × 50 cm in size using wth a weight of 26 kg. Power is provided by body-mounted solar panels, which provide 30 W of electrical power. The satellite uses an passive attitude control system, which uses permanent magnets. Command uplink and data downlink is provided by an UHF communication system.

Unisat 6 deployed the cubesats TigriSat, Lemur 1, ANTELSAT and AeroCube 6 from two Pico-Orbital Deployers and one PEPPOD (Planted Elementary Platform for Picosatellite Orbital Deployment). The deployment of the satellites took place 25 hours and 34 minutes after launch and was initiated by a autonomous system with a dedicated battery. In case of a failure of this system, a backup system was available to deploy the satellites by ground command. A camera acquired imagery of the deployment sequence.

Nation: Italy
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: GAUSS Srl
Contractors: GAUSS Srl
Configuration: Cube
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 26 kg
Orbit: 613 km × 699 km, 97.98
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Unisat 6 2014-033C 19.06.2014 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Deimos 2, KazEOSat 2, Saudisat 4, TabletSat-Aurora, BugSat 1, AprizeSat 9, AprizeSat 10, BRITE-CA 1, BRITE-CA 2, Hodoyoshi 3, Hodoyoshi 4, Perseus-M 1, Perseus-M 2, Flock-1c 1, ..., 11, POPSAT-HIP 1, QB50P1, QB50P2, PACE, TigriSat, ANTELSAT, Lemur 1, NanoSatC-Br 1, Duchifat 1, PolyITAN 1, DTUSat 2, AeroCube 6A, AeroCube 6B


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