ZACUBE 1 [CPUT]
The South African ZACUBE 1 (South Africa CubeSat-1) or TshepisoSat is a student-developed 1U CubeSat of CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), Cape Town, South Africa. Its main payload is a high frequency (HF) beacon transmitter that will be used to help characterize the Earth’s ionosphere and to calibrate SANSA's (South African National Space Agency) auroral radar installation at the SANAE-IV base in Antarctica.
Development of ZACUBE-1 commenced in early 2011. ZACUBE-1’s ADCS was developed in a collaboration between F’SATI and ESL (Electronic System's Laboratory) at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The launch is provided by ISI Space and was launched with a Dnepr from Dombarovsky (Yasny), Russia, in November 2013.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)|
|Contractors:||French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||593 km × 683 km, 97.80°|
|ZACUBE 1 (Tshepiso, ZA 003)||2013-066B||21.11.2013||Do LC-370/13||Dnepr||with DubaiSat 2, STSAT 3, WNISAT 1, SkySat 1, BRITE-PL, AprizeSat 7, AprizeSat 8, UniSat 5, Delfi-n3Xt, Dove 3, Dove 4, Triton 1, CINEMA 2, CINEMA 3, OPTOS, CubeBug 2, GOMX 1, NEE 02 Krysaor, FUNcube 1, HiNCube, ICube 1, HumSat-D, PUCP-SAT 1, First-MOVE, UWE 3, VELOX P2, Pocket-PUCP, BeakerSat 1, QubeScout S1, BPA 3|