SelfieSat Satellite

Satellite name SelfieSat
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Operational (Two-way communications established about 2 months after deployment and first image downloaded in December as of 2022-12-20)
Launched 2022-05-25
NORAD ID 53951
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-5) (Momentus Vigoride)
Deployment Deployed from Vigoride on 2022-08-26
Organisation Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Norway
Launch brokerer Momentus
Partners Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Display a selfie and robotic arm with a camera will photograph the screen with the Earth in its background.


Display a selfie of any person on earth, which will be uploaded from our ground station at NTNU. A robotic arm with a camera attached will photograph the screen with the earth in its background. The space-selfie will be sent back to Earth!
Selfies from space is a creative concept, but it's far from the mission's sole purpose. Through SelfieSat, Orbit will gain unique experience in building satellites and launching them to space! This knowledge will be the fundamental baseline of our upcoming satellite missions, such as the FRAMSat-1.


SelfieSat has captured its first selfie in space. Unfortunately, the LCD display has loosened, making it a bit more difficult to display images. Operations team is now working closely with ADCS to find a solution and flip the LCD display back into place.

After capturing and downlinking more than 200 pictures in space, the operations team in Orbit successfully updated the onboard computers' software on SelfieSat. The update solved a bug that improved the command system for easier SelfieSat operation and implemented other minor corrections. SelfieSat is orbiting Earth at an altitude of 480km and is predicted to deorbit by the end of this year. It is truly inspiring to see that our first-ever satellite is still behaving as if it was launched yesterday - even though it has now been in space for close to 2 years!

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COTS subsystems
  • TRANSCEIVER - NanoAvionics
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