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TAU-Sat 1

TAU-Sat 1 [Tel Aviv University]

The Israeli TAU-Sat 1 (Tel Aviv University Satellite) 3U CubeSatwas devised, developed, assembled, and tested at the Tel Aviv University's Nanosatellite Center, an interdisciplinary endeavor of the Faculties of Engineering and Exact Sciences and the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.

TAU-Sat 1 carries two payloads.

  • University students’ educational research space radiation that will examine physical space radiation. This will be active for about three months.
  • an U/V FM amateur radio transponder.
Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: Tel Aviv University
Contractors: Tel Aviv University
Equipment: ?
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2.5 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.64° (typically)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TAU-Sat 1 1998-067SC 20.02.2021 WI LC-0A Antares-230+ with Cygnus CRS-15, Lawkanat 1, Gunsmoke-J 2, ?, ?, IT-SPINS, MYSAT 2, STARS-EC, OPUSAT 2, RSP 01, WARP 01, TUMnanoSAT, MAYA 2, Guaranisat 1, Tsuru, ThinSat 2A, ..., 2I

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Further Duchifat missions: