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Painani 1

Painani 1 [SEDENA]

Painani 1 is an experimental nanosatellite owned by Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), the Mexican defence agency, and developed by the Universidad del Ejerito y Fuerza Aerea.

It is a 3U CubeSat and carries four small low resolution cameras as a technology experiment, which are only operated over Mexican territory. The data will be downlinked by an S-band downlink using frequency hopping technology. The purpose of the mission is to enable students of the Ensenada Centre for Scientfic and Higher Education to experiment on improving digital signal processing and Earth station software.

It was launched as an undisclosed commercial payload launched on a shared launch on an Electron KS in June 2019 from New Zealand, and was onyl identfied several weeks later by the New Zealand Space Angency.

A second satellite is planned for 2020.

Nation: Mexico
Type / Application: Technology, earth observation
Operator: Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), Universidad del Ejerito y Fuerza Aerea
Contractors: Universidad del Ejerito y Fuerza Aerea
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 3.3 kg
Orbit: 447 km × 460 km, 45.01° (#1)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Painani 1 2019-037A 29.06.2019 OnS LC-1A Electron KS with BlackSky 3, Prometheus 2.7, Prometheus 2.9, ACRUX 1, SpaceBEE 8, 9
Painani 2 2021-059BB 30.06.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.5 R1-1, ..., R1-3, Umbra-SAR 2001, YAM 2, YAM 3, ÑuSat 19, ..., 22, ICEYE X11, X12, X13, X15, TUBIN, Mandrake 2A, 2B, Capella 5, GNOMES 2, LINCS 1, 2, PACE 1, TROPICS 01, D2/AtlaCom 1, EG 3, Centauri 4, Lemur-2 140, ..., 145, SpaceBEE 88, ..., 111, SpaceBEENZ 7, ..., 10, Sherpa-FX 2, Lynk 06, Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C, Astrocast 0201, ..., 0205, Sherpa-LTE 1, Tenzing, Aurora, Arthur 1, Faraday Phoenix, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, Ghalib, QMR-KWT

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