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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Melbourne Space Program|
|Contractors:||Melbourne Space Program|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||439 km × 460 km, 45.01°|
|ACRUX 1||2019-037E||29.06.2019||OnS LC-1A||Electron KS||with BlackSky 3, Painani 1, Prometheus 2.7, Prometheus 2.9, SpaceBEE 8, 9|