The primary mission of the ITÜ-pSat is to examine the performance of an on-board passive stability system consisting of a magnet which will align the satellite to the magnetic field of the Earth with an error of about 15 degrees according to simulations, and to verify this figure. A secondary objective is to download photographs taken using a camera with a resolution of 640 × 480 pixels.
The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ)|
|Contractors:||Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ); Pumpkin, Inc. (bus)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||712 km × 721 km, 98.31°|
|ITÜ-pSAT 1||2009-051E||23.09.2009||Sr FLP||PSLV-CA||with Oceansat 2, SwissCube 1, UWE 2, BeeSat 1, Rubin 9-AIS|