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KAUSAT 5 (Korea Aviation University Satellite) is a 3U cubesat developed at the Space System Research Laboratory (SSRL) at the Korea Aviation University, South Korea.

The mission of KAUSAT 5 is to observe the Earth by using IR camera and measure the amount of radiation around LEO. The secondary mission of KAUSAT-5 is to demonstrate and verify the components developed in Space System Research Lab.

The payloads on board are:

  • Infrared Imaging
  • Geiger Müller Tube

The satellite was to be launched as a secondary payload on a Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket, but was later moved to a PSLV-XL rocket. It wass expected to operate for one year.

Launch and deployment was successful, but the satellite apparently failed to work.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Korea Aviation University
Contractors: Korea Aviation University
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass: 4 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
KAUSAT 5 2018-004AA ? 12.01.2018 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2F, Microsat-TD, LEO Vantage 1, Carbonite 2, ICEYE X1, INS 1C, Arkyd 6A, CICERO 7, Landmapper-BC 3 v2, Lemur-2 68, ..., 71, Flock-3p' 1, ..., 4, MicroMAS 2a, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, 2, CNUSail 1, SIGMA, DemoSat 2, GeoStare, Fox 1D, STEP Cube Lab, SpaceBEE 1, ..., 4


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