LituanicaSAT-2 Satellite

Name LituanicaSAT-2 (LT01, LITUANICASAT 2)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2023-04-04. Was semi-operational? Was operational until 2021-07-19? (Last SatNOGS report with proper data 2021-07-19, empty short packets since then. Checked on 2023-06-09)
Launched 2017-06-23
NORAD ID 42768
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher PSLV (QB50)
Entity name NanoAvionics
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Country Lithuania
Manufacturer AIVT by NanoAvionics
Operator NanoAvionics
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Partners QB50, Vilnius University

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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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - NanoAvionics
Keywords Propulsion, QB50
On the same launch

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