Chasqui-I Satellite

Name Chasqui-I
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2015-01-15. No signal (Complete lack of post-launch reports)
Launched 2014-02-05
NORAD ID 40117
Deployer Hand deployed
Launcher Sojuz-U
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2014-08-18
Organization National University of Engineering
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Peru

Educational training and CubeSat platform technologies including camera.


Improving UNI's capacities in satellite technology through the design, analysis, assembly, integration, test, launch and operation of a CubeSat technology nanosatellite.

The Chasqui I satellite will take pictures of the Earth and transmit them to the ground station. Two cameras, one in the visible range and one in the infra-red range.

Also, it includes its own attitude control and determination system, communication in the amateur radio band mechanisms, as well as power and thermal control mechanisms based on solar cells of high eficiency and an embedded control and information management system for all the components of the satellite.

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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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