skCUBE is a 1U CubeSat for educational and popularisation outreach developed by the Slovak Organization for Space Activities (SOSA). It is Slovakia's first satellite.
skCUBE carries a digipeater on UHF, a CW beacon on UHF and an imager using 2.4 GHz downlinks. There will be other additional experiments including a VLF receiver.
It was to be launched utilizing Spaceflight’s Sherpa system on a Falcon-9 v1.2 launch vehicle to a sun-synchronous orbit in the first quarter of 2016, but was rebooked to a PSLV-XL launch in 2017.
|Type / Application:||Education, technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||496 km × 512 km, 97.45°|
|skCUBE||2017-036AA||23.06.2017||Sr FLP||PSLV-XL||with Cartosat 2E, NIUSAT, CE-SAT 1, Max Valier Sat, Venta 1, CICERO 6, Lemur-2 34, ..., 41, Blue Diamond, Green Diamond, Red Diamond, COMPASS 2, InflateSail, LituanicaSAT 2, URSA MAIOR, NUDTSat, Pegasus, UCLSat, VZLUsat 1, D-Sat, PACSCISAT, Aalto 1, ROBUSTA 1B, SUCHAI, IDEA|