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FSSCAT A, B (3Cat 5A, 5B)

FSSCat B and A [UPC]

FSSCat A and B or 3Cat 5A and 5B, are two 6U CubeSat developed at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC) to

The mission is to collect data to complement the Copernicus Sentinels and, in particular, to support the Copernicus Land and Marine Environment services using a state-of-the-art dual microwave payload as well as a multispectral optical payload. Also it is to demonstrate Inter-Satellite Links (ISL) with a Laser Communication Payload.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Earth observation, technology
Operator: Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC)
Contractors: Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC) (prime); Tyvak (satellite)
Equipment: microwave payload, multispectral optical imager, Laser Communication Payload
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FSSCat A (3Cat 5A) - 2020 Ko ELV Vega with ION CubeSat Carrier, ESAIL, UPMSat 2, NEMO-HD, GHGSat C1, Flock-4v 1, ..., 26, Lemur-2 y1, ..., yy, SpaceBEE 10, ..., 21, FSSCat B, RTAF-Sat, DIDO 3, IGOSat, PICASSO, PINO, PIXL, SIMBA, TRISAT, Casaa-Sat, TTÜ100, (multiple small sats)
FSSCat B (3Cat 5B) - 2020 Ko ELV Vega with ION CubeSat Carrier, ESAIL, UPMSat 2, NEMO-HD, GHGSat C1, Flock-4v 1, ..., 26, Lemur-2 y1, ..., yy, SpaceBEE 10, ..., 21, FSSCat A, RTAF-Sat, DIDO 3, IGOSat, PICASSO, PINO, PIXL, SIMBA, TRISAT, Casaa-Sat, TTÜ100, (multiple small sats)

References:

  • Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña: ³Cat-2
  • IARU: 3CAT2