Name LituanicaSAT-2 (LT01)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (Last SatNOGS report with data 2019-05-21. Last W2RTV report 201-02-02. Checked on 2019-05-27)
Launched 2017-06-23
NORAD ID 42768
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher PSLV (QB50)
Organisation NanoAvionics
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation Lithuania
Manufacturer AIVT by NanoAvionics
Operator NanoAvionics
Launch brokerer ISILaunch

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.


The Primary objective of the experiment is to demonstrate the orbital maneuvering and drag compensation capabilities of a CubeSat using an integral green monopropellant microthruster. The idea behind this experiment is to further advance the technology of nanosatellite micro propulsion that is required to implement future projects of CubeSat constellations. To contribute to the QB50 mission objectives the thruster would be designed to implement orbital maintenance/correction of a CubeSat by producing incremental (to minimize the effects of thrust vector misalignment) thrust in the direction of the velocity vector to overcome atmospheric drag and thus considerably prolonging satellite’s orbital lifetime. QB50. Thrusters. 3 main modules: a science unit, a functional unit and an experimental unit. The science unit will contain a set of standardized sensors for QB50 scientific mission provided by MSSL and an interface board.

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Keywords Propulsion

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