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LORIS [Dalhousie University]

LORIS (Low Orbit Reconnaissance Imagery Satellite), also known as DUCS (Dalhousie University CubeSat) by the Dalhousie University is a test of a new CubeSat frame made out of lightweight metal alloys to provide better space navigation capabilities for future CubeSats. Validate the use of onboard solar energy and battery storage technology to power a stabilization wheel that will better control the position of the satellite’s instruments.

The mission objectives are:

  • Education of students in radio and aerospace technology and design techniques
  • Technological demonstration of the satellite design
  • Successfully operate the payload and return images of NS to the ground station.
  • Provide opportunity for amateur radio operators to make radio contact with the satellite.
Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Dalhousie University
Contractors: Dalhousie University CubeSat
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LORIS (DUCS) 1998-067US 26.11.2022 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-26, iROSA 3A, 4A, PetitSat, SPORT, MARIO, TJREVERB, DANTESat, NUTSat, ORCASat, HSKSAT, Optimal 1, SS 1


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