EQUiSat Satellite

Name EQUiSat
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2020-12-26. Was semi-operational? (Only 15 uplink commands makes it difficult to call it a fully operational satellite as of 2019-07-13)
Launched 2018-05-21
NORAD ID 43552
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Antares
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2018-07-13
Organization Brown University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks

Educational training with LED beacon visible from Earth.


Constructed in a short time frame by a small group of undergraduate engineering students to encourage non-professional involvement in the ever-growing aerospace industry. As such, a key objective of the EquiSat is accessibility to the public eye. Payload of 4 LEDs to create a beacon visible from earth and LiFePo4 batteries that have never flown in space before.

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Photo sources [1]
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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