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HAVELSAT is a 2U CubeSat to be launched within the EU FP7 project QB 50. It is built jointly by HAVELSAN and Istanbul Technical University.

The technological payload of HAVELSAT is a Software Defined Radio (SDR) for communication. The satellite also performs a small scale onboard image processing.

As a payload for QB50, the satellite carries a multi-needle Langmuir probe (mNLP) sampling the electron density of the space around it.

The satellite was launched with the bulk of the QB50 constellation to the ISS in 2017, from where the satellite was deployed on 16 May 2017.

Nation: Türkiye (Turkey)
Type / Application: Technology, atmospheric science
Operator: HAVELSAT A.S., Istanbul Technical University
Contractors: HAVELSAT A.S., Istanbul Technical University
Equipment: mNLP, SDR
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 months
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: 397 km × 408 km, 51.63°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
HAVELSAT (QB50 TR02) 1998-067LJ 18.04.2017 CC SLC-41 Atlas-5(401) with Cygnus CRS-7, ALTAIR 1, SUSat, UNSW-EC0, i-INSPIRE 2, ZA-AeroSat, nSIGHT 1, Ex-Alta 1, LilacSat 1, NJUST 1, Aoxiang 1, SOMP 2, QBITO, Aalto 2, X-CubeSat, SpaceCube, DUTHSat, UPSat, Hoopoe, LINK, SNUSAT 1, SNUSAT 1b, qbee50-LTU-OC, BeEagleSat, Phoenix, PolyITAN-2-SAU, QBUS 1, QBUS 2, QBUS 4, IceCube, CSUNSat 1, CXBN 2, KySat 3, SHARC, Lemur-2 30, ..., 33


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