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ISTSAT 1 (ISTnanosat 1)


ISTSAT 1, originally known as ISTnanosat 1, is a 1U-CubeSat designed by the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal.

ISTSAT-1 will be used for carrying out a feasibility study of the use of nanosatellites to receive the signals of the ADS-B system used in the monitoring of aircraft in areas not covered by terrestrial stations, like oceanic routes or remote areas.

ISTSAT 1 was selected by ESA's "Fly Your Satellite!" Program in 2017 to be deployed in orbit from the ISS in 2018 or 2019.

Nation: Portugal
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Contractors: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Equipment: ADS-B receiver
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ISTSAT 1 (ex ISTnanosat 1) - 202x with ?


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