CubeBug-2 Satellite

Spacecraft CubeBug-2 (Manolito)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Operational (Last SatNOGS report with data 2023-06-08 as of 2023-06-08)
Launched 2013-11-21
NORAD ID 39440
Deployer ISIPOD [ISISpace]
Launcher Dnepr
Organisation Satellogic
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Headquarters Argentina
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Partners Argentinian Ministry of Science, INVAP, Radio Club Bariloche.

Demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies including reaction wheels and star tracker.


Open Nano-Satellite platform, first technology demonstration satellite. As payload on this first mission, some custom designed components will be tested: an ARM based on-board computer, a nano-reaction wheel with its driver circuit and a low resolution camera to image stars, all based on COTS components. It will carry an amateur radio AX.25 packet radio digipeater.

As payload on this second mission, some custom designed components will be tested: an antenna, solar panels, and an on-board computer, a camera, a GPS transceiver and a software defined radio based on COTS components.

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