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SERPENS is Brazilian 3U Cubesat built by the SERPENS (Sistema Espacial para Realização de Pesquisa e Experimentos com Nanossatélites) university consortium.

The satellite features a transponder to test VHF and S-band communications for store and forward messaging, a UHF transponder developed by the Spanish Universade de Vigo fully compatible with the HUMSAT store and forward messaging system and a pulsed plasma thruster (PPT) built by Mars Space Ltd. and Clyde Space, both from U.K.

The satellite was delivered to the ISS by the HTV 5 cargo craft. It was deployed on 17 September 2015.

On 27 March 2016 SERPENS reentered the atmosphere.

Nation: Brazil, Spain
Type / Application: Technology, communications
Operator: SERPENS
Contractors: SERPENS
Equipment: ?
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: PPT
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 396 km × 408 km, 51.64°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SERPENS 1998-067GX 19.08.2015 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 5, CALET, Flock-2b 1, ..., 14, S-CUBE, GOMX 3, AAUSAT 5


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