The SSETI Express (Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative - Express) mission is an educational mission that shall deploy CUBESAT pico-satellites developed by universities, take pictures of Earth, act as a test-bed and technology demonstration for hardware of the complementary project: the European Student Earth Orbiter, and function as an radio transponder for the rest of its mission duration.
To accomplish SSETI Express's mission statement, the following objectives have been developed:
Three cubesats were deployed by SSETI Express. They will be deployed from a T-Pod developed by UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory, Toronto
SSETI Express was launched in October 2005 onboard a Kosmos-3M launch vehicle from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||682 km × 708 km, 98.18°|
|SSETI-Express (XO 53, eXpress-OSCAR 53)||2005-043E||27.10.2005||Pl LC-132/1||Kosmos-3M||with TopSat 1, China-DMC+4, Mozhayets 5, Sina 1, UWE 1, XI 5, Ncube 2, Rubin 5-ASOLANT|