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FossaSat 1, 1b

FossaSat 1 [Fossa Systems]

FossaSat 1 is a picosatellite developed by Fossa Systems, a non-profit association developing pocketqube picosatellite technology and democratizing access to space, to the 1P PocketQube form factor.

Main mission of the satellite is the testing of a new experimental RF chirp modulation called LoRa and to share educational data from space to the public. It features deployable solar panels. The project is also to foster the development of miniaturized and inexpensive satellite systems for space applications using off the shelf components.

The satellite was launched on 6 December 2019 together with other PocketQubes and other satellites on an Electron KS launch vehicle.

FossaSat 1b is an updated version of FossaSat 1. It was launched on the maiden Firefly-Alpha flight in late 2021 but failed to reach orbit. A reflight in October 2022 reached a lower than planned orbit.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: FossaSat
Contractors: FossaSat
Configuration: PocketQube (1P)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 0.2 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FossaSat 1 2019-084F 06.12.2019 OnS LC-1A Electron KS with ALE 2, NOOR 1A, NOOR 1B, ATL 1, SMOG-P, TRSI-Sat
FossaSat 1b 2021-F08 03.09.2021 Va SLC-2W F Firefly-Alpha with Serenity, Hiapo, BSS 1, FossaSat 2, GENESIS L, GENESIS N, Qubik 1, Qubik 2, Spinnaker-3/Firefly Capsule 1
FossaSat 1b (2) 2022-122# 01.10.2022 Va SLC-2W p Firefly-Alpha with Serenity (2), TechEdSat 15, GENESIS G, GENESIS J, Qubik 3, Qubik 4, Firefly Capsule 2


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