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ACRUX 1

ACRUX 1 [University of Melbourne]

The ACRUX 1 is a student-built 1U CubeSats developed by the non-profit organisation Melbourne Space Program.

The purpose of the ACRUX 1 project is to develop, built and launch a student-built CubeSat from scratch, to test the functionality of the subsystems, to develop the basics for future satellite missions. The satellite uses the validated 1U CubeSat form-factor with low-gain antenna capabilities and minor flight control abilities. The satellite is primarily an in orbit engineering demonstrator model.

The satellite was launched on a shared launch on an Electron KS in June 2019 from New Zealand.

Nation: Australia
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Melbourne Space Program
Contractors: Melbourne Space Program
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ACRUX 1 2019-037E 29.06.2019 OnS LC-1 Electron KS with BlackSky Global 3, Painani 1, Prometheus 2.7, Prometheus 2.9, SpaceBEE 8, 9

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