KySat-1 (KatySat 1)

Name KySat-1 (KatySat 1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Launch failure
Launched 2011-03-04
NORAD ID Launch failure
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur-C (Taurus-XL)
Organisation Kentucky universities
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly, ?
Partners Stanford University

Educational outreach using mobile ground stations taken to schools.


The primary mission objective for KySat-1 is educational outreach. Can be commanded via mobile ground stations using HAM frequencies. These mobile ground stations will be taken to schools around the state for children to have their first direct interaction with a satellite. The goal is to stimulate young minds by bringing aerospace technology to them. Children will be able to upload/download images and audio files, and will also have the capability to command the satellite to take photos using ground station software developed by SSL.

A secondary objective for KySat-1 is proof of concept. Develop satellite bus and other educational purposes. Cubesat will host a web server that will be accessed by the ground station. An amateur radio operator will be able to ping the satellite and receive a confirmation from the satellite.

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Last modified: 2023-06-08

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