Ecuador-UTE-YuZGU (UTE-UESOR, Ekvador-UTE-YuZGU)

Name Ecuador-UTE-YuZGU (UTE-UESOR, Ekvador-UTE-YuZGU)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was semi-operational until 2017-07-30, 2 weeks.
Launched 2017-07-14
NORAD ID 42832
Deployer EXOpod 12U/16U [Exolaunch]
Launcher Sojuz-2-1a
Organisation Tecnologica Equinoccial University (UTE)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Ecuador
Launch brokerer Exolaunch
Partners State University of Southwest Russia (UESOR)

Educational training and amateur radio mission.


Obtain scientific data in the study of our planet Earth techniques and develop nanosatellite management methods and study the behavior of new instruments in space. Device that produces an answer when a radio call-frequency, which will be transmitted to Earth information from the two universities with pre-recorded messages in real time is received.

Failure cause Low batteries. Failed due to a malfunctioning Fregat attitude control thruster. Damage to CubeSat solar cells?
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Last modified: 2023-06-03
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