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UNOSAT 1

UNOSAT 1 (without solar cells) [UNOPAR]

UNOSAT 1 (Undergraduate Orbital Student Satellite or ) was a student built nanosatellite and was composed of FM transmitter, batteries, 4 solar panels, antenna, and a computer. The satellite was to transmit in regular intervals a message of voice and one packet of telemetry in protocol AX25. Following data was to be transmitted:

  • Telemetry
  • Temperature of the solar panels
  • Temperatures of the reloadable batteries
  • Temperature of the transmitter and computer
  • Voltage of the batteries
  • Centripetal acceleration

It had a mass of 8.83 kg and was 46 cm by 25 cm by 8.5 cm small.

UNOSAT 1 was destroyed in pre-launch explosion of the VLS-1 booster a few days before the planned launch.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Universidade Norte do Paraná (UNOPAR)
Contractors: Universidade Norte do Paraná (UNOPAR)
Equipment: ?
Configuration: box
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 8.8 kg
Orbit: 750 km × 750 km, 15°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
UNOSAT 1 2003-E01 22.08.2003 Al VLS F% VLS-1 with SATEC