Goliat Satellite

Satellite Goliat
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2014-12-31. Was semi-operational until? Intermittent beacons, but no two-way communications.
Launched 2012-02-13
NORAD ID 38080
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Vega
Organization University of Bucharest
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters Romania
Launch brokerer ESA Education Office, Cal Poly
Partners University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romanian Space Agency, Romanian Institute for Space Sciences

Educational space systems engineering and camera.


Obtain a multidisciplinary team of students which, by the end of the project, shall be able to design, integrate and operate a full nanosatellite mission.

  • Developing, integrating, testing, launching and operating a CubeSat type satellite and its components;
  • Designing, developing and integrating a specific satellite payload;
  • Designing and constructing the ground station infrastructure.

From a scientific point of view, the Romanian CubeSat will integrate three experiments in LEO: Dose-N – determining the total dose of radiation in orbit; SAMIS – micrometeorites detection in orbit; CICLOP – 3MP digital camera equipped with a custom lens mount.

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Keywords First CubeSat of country
On the same launch

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