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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 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
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 3.3 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Painani 1 2019-037A 29.06.2019 OnS LC-1 Electron KS with BlackSky Global 3, Prometheus 2.7, Prometheus 2.9, ACRUX 1, SpaceBEE 8, 9
Painani 2 - 2020 with ?