Spacecraft BisonSat (Nwist Q̓ʷiq̓ʷáy, SKC)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Semi-operational, no commanding possible. (Last SatNOGS report with data from 2023-06-09 as of 2023-06-09).
Launched 2015-10-08
NORAD ID 40968
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Atlas V
Entity name Salish Kootenai College
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?

Educational training and camera to study various hydrologic processes.


The primary purpose of the SKC CubeSat mission is educational, but also has a science objective of using broad-band visible light orbital imagery to study atmospheric aerosols, cloud formation, and various hydrologic processes.

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