Name Quetzal-1 (Guatemala CubeSat, Guatesat-1, GTCube)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2022-03-01. Was operational (JA0CAW reports on Twitter latest from 2020-09-24 last checked on 2020-09-24)
Launched 2020-03-07
NORAD ID 45598
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-20)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2020-04-28
Organisation University of the Valley of Guatemala
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Guatemala
Launch brokerer KiboCUBE

Educational training and take pictures of Earth plus amateur radio communications.


A monochromatic camera, alongside a rotating mechanism that holds and changes between four optical filters, will be used to test the remote sensing capabilities of the satellite. Contribute in the educational field in Guatemala, motivating and educating citizens, specially children, young people and the local Amateur Radio Club

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COTS subsystems
  • OBC - GomSpace NanoMind A3200
  • TRANSCEIVER - GomSpace NanoCom AX100
Subsystems sources [1]

Last modified: 2023-06-09
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