TurkSat-3USat is a communication 3U-cubesat built by the Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ), Istanbul, Turkey as a follow-up project to ITÜ-pSat 1.
The payload of the TurkSat is a VHF/UHF transponder to be used for voice communication. Additionally, a small camera is also included. A deorbiting system is also designed to deorbit the satellite following its end-of-life to comply with the current CubeSat standard and United Nations regulations. The nanosatellite has sufficient volume for all the systems with full redundancy. Both in-house developed systems based on COTS components and readily available commercial CubeSat systems are used together to achieve redundancy.
|Type / Application:||Technology, communication|
|Operator:||Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ)|
|Contractors:||Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ)|
|Equipment:||ITÜ, ISIS (bus)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||629 km × 652 km, 98.06°|
|TurkSat-3USat||2013-018C||26.04.2013||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)||with Gaofen 1, CubeBug 1, NEE 01 Pegaso|