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CubeBel 1 (BSUSat 1)

CubeBel 1 [BSU]

CubeBel-1 or BSUSat-1 is a 2U CubeSat, developed by team of students and young scientists of Belarusian State University (BSU).

The satellite will serve as a basis for various aspects of the aerospace educational and research programs at the university. In the context of practical courses, students will learn to receive and process telemetry and satellite imagery, to test various stabilization algorithms, calculate orbital elements, to study gamma spectra at low Earth orbit, etc. Students will study also the radio systems of amateur satellites and get an idea of amateur radio. The satellite has been equipped with a digital repeater for the purpose of amateur radio community.

The main goals of the CubeBel-1 mission are:

  • To test active magnetic attitude control algorithms;
  • To collect scientific data from radiation spectrometer;
  • To locate position using GPS receiver;
  • To take pictures of Earth from Low Earth Orbit;
  • To collect scientific data from IR sensor.

It was launched in 2018 on a CZ-2C (3) rocket from China's Jiuquan space center.

Nation: Belarus
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Belarusian State University (BSU)
Contractors: Belarusian State University (BSU)
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: 509 km × 524 km, 97.53
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CubeBel 1 (BSUSat 1) 2018-083E 29.10.2018 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2C (3) with CFOSAT, Xiaoxiang 1-02, Tongchuan 1, Tianqi 1, Xinghe, Changshagaoxin, ?


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