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RWASAT 1 (Rwanda Satellite 1) is a 3U Cubesat built under the auspices of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) to develop a space engineering capacity in Rwanda.

The cubesat has two cameras for monitoring the status of agriculture and a receiver for data collection from ground based sensors.

The satellite was launched on board of HTV 8 to the ISS, where it was deployed on 20 November 2019.

Nation: Rwanda
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)
Contractors: Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 411 km 417 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RWASAT 1 1998-067QV 24.09.2019 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 8, AQT-D, NARSScube 1

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