Tancredo 1 Satellite

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Satellite Tancredo 1
Spacecraft type Picosatellite
Units or mass TubeSat
Status Reentry 2017-10-18. Was operational until 2016-12-12, 3 days, went silent.
Launched 2016-12-09
NORAD ID 41931
Deployer TUPOD [GAUSS]
Launcher H-IIB (H2B) (TuPOD)
Deployment Deployed from TuPOD,ISS on 2017-01-19
Organization Presidente Tancredo de Almeida Neves
Institution School
Entity type Academic / Education
Country Brazil
Launch brokerer JAXA, GAUSS

One of the first TubeSats for educational training.


First satellite of the Ubatubasat Project, designed in elementary school. Our goal is to arouse the interest in Science and Technology in our students, aged between ten to fourteen ( the youngest team in the world to build a satellite). Our tasks range from integration, testing, assembly, coding, launching and operating the satellite, aiming students to pursue careers in the science and technology areas, especially in the Space Engineering fields.

The project has received since its inception the technological support from INPE, AEB- Brazilian Space Agency and UNESCO. Additionally, it is getting a lot of repercussion in the Brazilian and World media as well as a great support from the scientific community.

Tancredo 1 was developed from a commercial kit supplied by the company Interorbital Systems from CA-USA, the original project has been greatly modified and improved by the project team, especially by the engineer Auro Tikami from INPE, as part of his masters dissertation. Tancredo 1 has a on-board voice recorder IC as payload, that will transmit a message chosen by a contest among students from our schools in Ubatuba. 

Failure cause All telemetry normal and failure cause could not be determined for sure. Possibly single-event latchup or DC-DC converted damage.
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On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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