VELOX 1 [NTU]
The VELOX-I mission is a Singaporean nanosatellite mission consisting of two satellites - VELOX-1 and the VELOX P3 subsatellite - to operate in sun synchronous Low Earth’s Orbit (LEO). The project is part of NTU’s Undergraduate Satellite Program, which provides an opportunity for engineering students to participate in a multidisciplinary hands-on space project.
The objective of the mission is to provide hands-on experience on a space project for students and to conduct several technology demonstrations. The mission objectives are:
VELOX-1 is a 3U CubeSat, which deploys the VELOX P3 (P-Sat) subsatellite in orbit. NSAT features four deployable solar arrays and has a projected life time of 2 years. The payload consists of a imaging system with extended optics for 20 m ground resolution, a quantum physics payload and an intersatellite communications payload. VELOX P3 (P-Sat) will be only deployed at the end of the mission after extensive conjunction analysis to avoid potential collisions with other satellites.
VELOX P3 was apparently never deployed.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore|
|Contractors:||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||4.5 kg (launch with PSAT); 4.25 kg (NSAT only)|
|Orbit:||641 km × 655 km, 98.25°|
|VELOX 1 (VELOX 1-NSAT)||2014-034E||30.06.2014||Sr FLP||PSLV-CA||with SPOT 7, CanX 4, CanX 5, AISat 1, VELOX P3|