NARSScube 1 [NARSS]
NARSScube 1, formerly known as Egycubesat 1, is the first Egyptian CubeSat developed by NARSS (National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences).
The NARSScube 1 mission goals are:
The satellite carries a small camera with a ground resolution of 100 meter to take snapshots for Egypt territories.
Originally a piggy-back launch on a Japanese H-2A-202 rocket with Planet C in 2010 was planned, but did not take place. In 2013, a launch on an Indian PSLV rocket was planned. In 2017, the project was restarted as NARSScube 1. The satellite was launched on board of HTV 8 to the ISS, where it was deployed on 20 November 2019.
A second identical satellite, NARSScube 2, was built. It was originally to launch on the Cygnus CRS-10 mission to the ISS, but was delayed due to licensing issues. It was launched on board of Dragon CRS-18 and transfered on the ISS to the SEOPS Slingshot deployer on Cygnus CRS-11. It was deployed on 8 August 2019 after Cygnus CRS-11 departing from the ISS.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||413 km × 416 km, 51.64° (#1); 469 km × 485 km, 51.64° (#2)|
|NARSScube 1 (ex Egycubesat 1)||1998-067QX||24.09.2019||Ta YLP-2||H-2B-304||with HTV 8, AQT-D, RWASAT 1|
|NARSScube 2||2019-022E||25.07.2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Dragon CRS-18, IDA 3, ORCA 1, RFTSat 1, Quantum Radar 3|