Luca Satellite

Spacecraft Luca (Luča)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher Sojuz
Organization Montenegro Space Research
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Country Montenegro

Educational mission with a camera.


Equipped with an array of sensors, solar panels, and cutting-edge hardware and software, Luča boasts a high-resolution camera for advanced functionality.

In Montenegrin, “Luča” means light. True to its name, the “Luča” satellite will illuminate the edge of space as Montenegro’s inaugural satellite. This 1U cubesat is scheduled for launch from a modern spaceport in December 2024, using the reliable Soyuz carrier rocket, renowned for its industry-leading dependability.

Project Luča is supported by Government of Montenegro.

In September 2022, Montenegro Space Research initiated the pilot project for the satellite “Luča.” The project involved launching a meteorological balloon equipped with a payload, including sensors and cameras. The balloon ascended to an elevation of 40,000 meters, reaching the stratosphere. The launch took place in Viš, municipality of Danilovgrad. The balloon remained airborne for five hours before returning to the ground.

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