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GOLIAT [University of Bucharest]

Goliat is a CubeSat type nanosatellite built by the University of Bucharest. The 1 kg satellite type is the first Romanian satellite and is considered as a prototype and a platform for exploring the near-Earth environment.

Goliat carries three experiments:

  • Cyclops: a 3-megapixel digital camera that will make images of Earth's surface;
  • Sa-mi-ši: a piezo-detector, which registers micrometeorite impacts;
  • DOSE-N: measures radiation levels satellite orbit.

The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit, but no signals were received.

Nation: Romania
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Bucharest
Contractors: University of Bucharest; Pumpkin, Inc. (bus)
Equipment: Cyclops, Sa-mi-ši, DOSE-N
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 312 km × 1437 km, 69.49°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GOLIAT 2012-006D 13.02.2012 Ko ELV Vega with LARES, ALMASat 1, e-st@r, MaSat 1, PW-Sat 1, ROBUSTA, UniCubeSat-GG, XaTcobeo, LARES-A&H/SS


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