|Units or mass||PocketQube 1p|
|Status||No signal? (Object not identified in Space-Track as of 2022-12-19 and no successful reports in Libre Space forums)|
|Deployer||Albapod [Alba Orbital]|
|Launcher||Falcon 9 (Transporter-3) (Alba Cluster 4)|
|Launch brokerer||Alba Orbital, Exolaunch|
Demonstrate PocketQube platform and attitude determination system.
The PION-BR1 PocketQube is a satellite that will test communications systems and it will provide an opportunity for the students from Brazil to collect and transmit data. Also, test a pocketqube platform and an attitude determination system.
The satellite will be a technological demonstrator for the solution under development by PION, designed to provide accessible, secure and reliable IoT (Internet of Things) communications through a constellation of small satellites. Also, the PION-BR1 will provide data and a beacon for radiomateurs as a secondary mission.
Based in São Paulo, Brazil, PION Labs develops educational PocketQube kits as a way of inspiring students and teachers in Brazil to engage with space technologies and to promote wider STEM education outreach across the nation. PION-BR1 will be their first PocketQube to reach orbit and achieve valuable ‘space heritage’, demonstrating to students that they can also reach for the stars.
In order to support classroom and STEM activities, the project will also:
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