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SanoSat 1 (Nepal-PQ 1)

SanoSat 1 [Orion Space]

The SanoSat 1 (also Known as ) is a first pico-satellite made by Nepali students and Engineers in Nepal. It is built to the 1P PocketQube form factor

The main objective of the project is to design, develop, launch an affordable pico-satellite made in Nepal using easily available commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. The design of the satellite is open source.

The primary payload of SANOSAT-1 is a radiation sensor which measures the space radiation. Since, Nepal is new to space technology and involving students/engineers within the country to provide space education is also one of the objectives of SANOSAT-1. Furthermore, encouraging students/engineers to work in the field of space technology, by making the satellite open source and involving amateurs is also the objective of SANOSAT-1.

SanoSat-1 will also act as a digital amateur radio repeater. Operators will be able to upload a message to the satellite and it will transmit it to the ground on the successful reception of the packets. This will act as a short message repeating system.

The satellite will transmit its identification and health parameters of the satellite in Morse Code. Students from around the world would be able to receive the satellite and learn how to successfully receive data from the amateur satellite. SanoSat-1 also transmits the intensity of radiation of the orbit in the dose rate along with the other telemetry of the satellite. We will be hosting the sessions inside Nepal to teach the students and amateur operators on the satellite systems and how to successfully receive the data from the satellite.

Nation: Nepal
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Orion Space
Contractors: Orion Space
Equipment:
Configuration: PocketQube (1P)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells
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Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SanoSat 1 (Nepal-PQ 1) 2022-002AZ 13.01.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Umbra 02, Capella 7, 8, ICEYE X14, X16, Sich 2-1, ION-SCV 004, Dodona, STORK 1, 2, LabSat, SW1FT, VZLUSAT 2, ETV A1, BRO 5, HYPSO 1, Kepler 16, ..., 19, Flock-4x 1, ..., 44, Lemur-2 148, 149, 150, Lemur-2 146, 147, DEWA-Sat 1, NuX 1, IRIS A, MDASat 1a, 1b, 1c, Gossamer Piccolomini, Tevel 1, ..., 8, Challenger, Delfi-PQ 1, Unicorn 2A, 2D, 2E, FossaSat 2E1, ..., 2E6, MDQube-SAT 1, SATTLA 2A, 2B, Unicorn 1, EASAT 2, HADES, Grizu-263a, PION-BR 1, SanoSat 1, Tartan-Artibeus 1, USA 320, ..., 323

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