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LitSat 1

LitSat 1 [LSF]

LitSat 1 is a 1U-CubeSat project being developed by the Lietuvos Kosmoso Asociacija (Lithuanian Space Association) and KTU (Kaunas University of Technology). Together with LituanicaSAT 1 it is one of the first two Lithuanian satellites.

The satellite aims to use low cost open-source software and hardware for primary and secondary flight computers that will control the payload consisting of an onboard VGA camera, GPS receiver. It also carries a linear transponder and an AX.25 packet radio transceiver.

It was launched on board of Cygnus CRS-1 to the International Space Station, from where it was deployed on 28 February 2014 from the Kibo airlock by Nanoracks deployers.

Nation: Lithuania
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: Lietuvos Kosmoso Asociacija (Lithuanian Space Association), KTU (Kaunas University of Technology)
Contractors: Lietuvos Kosmoso Asociacija (Lithuanian Space Association), KTU (Kaunas University of Technology)
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 408 km × 414 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LitSat 1 1998-067EM 09.01.2014 WI LC-0A Antares-120 with Cygnus CRS-1, Flock-1 1, ..., 28, ArduSat 2, LituanicaSAT 1, SkyCube, UAPSat 1

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