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Foresail 1

Foresail 1 [Aalto University]

Foresail 1 is a 3U-CubeSat mission of the Finnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Space, hosting two payloads - the particle telescope (PATE) from the University of Turku and deorbiting plasma brake device from the Finnish meteorological institute. The spacecraft is designed and built in Aalto University.

PATE is a particle detector capable of measuring electrons and protons, their energies and pitch angles. The electrons are monitored with a range from 80 to 1600 keV with a single channel, while the protons are monitored with a range from 8 to 30 MeV in two energy channels.

The secondary payload is the Electrostatic Plasma Brake, developed by the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The device is designed to lower the orbit altitude of the satellite and finally deorbit the satellite.

The Foresail-1 satellite was launched in May 2022.

Nation: Finland
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Finnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Space
Contractors: Aalto University
Equipment: PATE, deorbiting plasma brake
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Foresail 1 2022-057AL 25.05.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Umbra 03, ICEYE X17, ..., X20, X24, ÑuSat 28, ..., 31, GHGSat C3, C4, C5, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C, CICERO-2 1, 2, Sherpa-AC 1, ION-SCV 006, Guardian 1, SBUDNIC, Vigoride 3, SelfieSat, FossaSat 2E7, ..., 2E13, Veery FS-1, Urdaneta-Armsat 1, Spark 2, AMS, CNCE 4, 5, Platform 1, BroncoSat 1, Foresail 1, Planetum 1, SPiN 1, Connecta T1.1, Centauri 5, Lemur-2 152, Lemur-2 153, ..., 156, VariSat 1C, PTD 3, CPOD A, B, OMD 1

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