VCUB1 is the first Earth Observation and Data Collection satellite designed by the Visiona Tecnologia Espacial (VTE). In operation, it will demonstrate Visiona's ability to design high-performance space systems.
The satellite is built to the CubeSat (6U) form factor.
The OPTO 3UCAM camera uses Push-Broom sensors with Time-Delayed Integration technology and is equipped with a high-frequency gyroscope to compensate for the effects of satellite motion. These technologies combined with a stable platform with ultra-balanced reaction wheels allow the collection of images with high exposure and radiometric and geometric quality not found in this class of satellites. With a spatial resolution of 3.5 m and high image quality, VCUB1 will be one of the smallest satellites in the world capable of collecting images in the Red Edge Band, allowing the development of state-of-the-art agricultural and environmental monitoring applications, supported by the WebVis Platform.
Its bi-directional UHF data collection system is initially aimed at hydro-meteorological data collection applications but may fulfill various civilian and military communications and IoT missions.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation, communication|
|Operator:||Visiona Tecnologia Espacial (VTE)|
|Contractors:||Visiona Tecnologia Espacial (VTE)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|VCUB1||2023-054AP||15.04.2023||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with İmece, Umbra-SAR 06, —uSat 36, ..., 39, GHOSt 1, 2, Tomorrow R1, GHGSat C6, C7, C8, Hawk 7A, 7B, 7C, NORSAT TD, ION-SCV 010, Kepler 20, 21, ELO 3, EPICHyper 1, VCUB1, Vigoride 6, LLITED 1, 2, REVELA, DISCO 1, VIREO, IRIS C, BRO 9, Brokkr 1, CIRBE, DEWA-Sat 2, It's About Time, KILIÇSAT, SSS 2B, Sapling 2, PROVES-Yearling 2, Platform 3 (Sateliot 0), FACSAT 2, Connecta T2.1, LacunaSat 2f, ADLER 2, Lemur-2 164, Lemur-2 165, INSPIREsat 7, Taifa 1, RoseyCubesat 1, Celestis 23|