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BPA 1, 2, 3

Dnepr upper stage [Kosmotras]

The BPA (Blok Perspektivnoy Avioniki) payloads were packages of experimental avionics monted to the third stage of a Dnepr launch vehicle. The payload were intentionally not separated from the stage.

These packages have been built by the Ukrainian company Hartron-Arkos. They have the purpose to test navigation equipment for civil planes and spacecraft in orbit. During the brief missions, the payloads were powered by the upper stages batteries.

Three BPA payloads have been launched as secondary payloads on three Dnepr flights. BPA 1 flew on 15 June 2010, BPA 2 on 17 August 2011 and BPA 3 on 21 November 2013.

Nation: Ukraine
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Hartron-Arkos
Contractors: Hartron-Arkos
Equipment:
Configuration: Container bolted to Dnepr upper stage
Propulsion: None in Orbit
Power: Batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1910 kg
Orbit: 714 km × 1268 km, 98.24 (#1); 691 km × 1295 km, 98.22 (#2); 591 km × 1609 km, 97.70 (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BPA 1 2010-028C 15.06.2010 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with PRISMA Main, PRISMA Target, Picard
BPA 2 2011-044H 17.08.2011 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Sich 2, NigeriaSat 2, NX, RASAT, EDUSAT, AprizeSat 5, AprizeSat 6
BPA 3 2013-066AJ 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, ZACUBE 1, ICube 1, HumSat-D, PUCP-SAT 1, First-MOVE, UWE 3, VELOX P2, Pocket-PUCP, BeakerSat 1, QubeScout S1, $50SAT, Wren