|Name||Apsara-1 (UT-ITC Cube)|
|Units or mass||1U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2025|
|Organisation||Institute of Technology of Cambodia|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Technology demonstration CubeSat with multi-spectral camera for land
Apsara-1 is a 1U CubeSat designed by ITC and UTokyo students. The design comprises all subsystems required for a satellite to function in space, including the: Payload, Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), Electrical Power System (EPS), Command and Data Handling (C&DH) system, Telemetry Tracking and Command (TT&C) system, Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) system, and Structure/Thermal system. In addition, the ITC is collaborating with the NPIC to design and build a ground station to operate Apsara-1 from Cambodia.
The name- Apsara-1 - is derived from the Cambodian name for a female spirit of the clouds and waters: an “apsara”. This name is important: it symbolizes our commitment to providing leadership opportunities for both female and male members of this project, and it also acknowledges our mission objectives (more below).