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TurkSat-3USat [ITÜ]

TurkSat-3USat is a communication 3U-cubesat built by the Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ), Istanbul, Türkiye (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.

Nation: Türkiye (Turkey)
Type / Application: Technology, communication
Operator: Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ)
Contractors: Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ)
Equipment: ITÜ, ISIS (bus)
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 629 km × 652 km, 98.06°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TurkSat-3USat 2013-018C 26.04.2013 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2D (2) with Gaofen 1, CubeBug 1, NEE 01 Pegaso


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