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RADSAT-SK [University of Saketchewan]

RADSAT-SK is a Canadian 3U CubeSat developed by University of Saketchewan.

RADSAT-SK has three technical objectives:

  • validation and testing of a new type of radiation dosimeter being developed by faculty at the College of Engineering. This new type of sensor is much smaller and cheaper than current space-grade dosimeters.
  • testing the use of high-concentration melanin as a radiation shield in space. This research is also being conducted at the University of Saketchewan by faculty at the college of pharmacology.
  • testing earth-imaging camera on-board in the hope to capture some images of Saskatchewan from space for public outreach.

The satellite was launched onboard the Dragon CRS-28 cargo spacecraft to the ISS, from where it was deployed in July 2023.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Saketchewan
Contractors: University of Saketchewan
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: x kg
Orbit: 400 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RADSAT-SK 1998-067 05.06.2023 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-28, iROSA 1A, iROSA 1B, Moonlighter, ESSENCE, Iris, RADSAT-SK, SC-ODIN, Ukpik 1, Maya 5, 6

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