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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 a 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 an 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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