Nusat (North Utah Satellite) was a joint project between Weber State University and Utah State University. It was a small satellite to demonstrate a method to evaluate the beams of the Federal Aviation Agency secondary radar systems.
The 54.5 kg satellite was deployed from a modified GAS canister on the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger, STS-51B, and it re-entered in 1986 after a 20 month orbital life.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Weber State University, Utah State University|
|Contractors:||Weber State University, Utah State University|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||339 km × 355 km, 56.99°|
|Nusat||1985-034B||29.04.1985||CCK LC-39A||Shuttle||with Challenger F7 (STS 51-B), GLOMR (1)|