ALSAT-Nano (AlSat-1N, ALSAT 1N, AISAT-Nano)

AlSat Nano
Name ALSAT-Nano (AlSat-1N, ALSAT 1N, AISAT-Nano)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (Press release 2019-10-07)
Launched 2016-09-26
NORAD ID 41789
Deployer ISIPOD [ISISpace]
Launcher PSLV
Organisation UK Space Agency
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) UK
Nation (AIT) Algeria
Manufacturer AIVT by ?
Operator SSTL

Educational training and demonstrate thin-film solar cells.


Teach Algerian students how to design, build and operate a 3U CubeSat. The programme involves a number of Algerian graduate students who will be hosted at the Surrey Space Centre (University of Surrey) and focuses on the development of the CubeSat as a hands-on learning exercise for the students, to demonstrate the practical implementation of this type of low cost space technology. As well as the practical element of the programme there will be a focus on research modules around the use of low cost nano-satellite technologies and applications in developing nations such as Algeria, which would help to create sustainable growth and have practical uses such as earthresource management (agriculture, water), atmospheric monitoring, and disaster management. SpaceMag-PV Boom - arms used to hold instrument sensors as far as possible from the spacecraft body to minimise interference. C3D2 is a highly customisable CubeSat camera offering three fields of view and innovative on-board software processing capabilities. The payload will also be a remote experiment of the Open Science Laboratory - suite of remote experiments that supports distance learning students studying science and engineering. The payload development is led by the Open University Centre for Electronic Imaging with sensor hardware provided by e2v Ltd and electronics from XCAM Ltd. Thin Film Solar Cell is a novel and potentially step-changing solar cell structure which is directly deposited on cover glass just 1/10th of a millimeter thick.


Achieved its mission objectives and has exceeded its performance expectations.

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