PW-Sat 1 [PW-Sat team]
PW-Sat 1 is the first polish nanosatellite. The CubeSat-based satellite is to deploy a flexible solar array in space.
PW-Sat 1 was orbited as a piggy-back payload on the maiden flight of the Vega launch vehicle. The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit. Signals were received from the satellite for few months but at some time the satellite's visibility times and communication module errors made it impossible to receive any correct signal.
PW-Sat 1 decayed from orbit on 28 October 2014.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Warsaw University of Technology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Space Research Centre)|
|Contractors:||Warsaw University of Technology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Space Research Centre)|
|Equipment:||deployable flexible solar array|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||308 km × 1443 km, 69.48°|
|PW-Sat 1||2012-006G||13.02.2012||Ko ELV||Vega||with LARES, ALMASat 1, e-st@r, Goliat, MaSat 1, ROBUSTA, UniCubeSat-GG, XaTcobeo, LARES-A&H/SS|