Tigrisat Satellite

Spacecraft name Tigrisat
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Semi-operational? Was operational until? (Last SatNOGS report with data 2023-06-08 but has not contained telemetry for years as of 2023-06-08)
Launched 2014-06-19
NORAD ID 40043
Deployer PEPPOD, GPOD (GAUSS Picosatellites Orbital Deployer) [GAUSS]
Launcher Dnepr
Deployment Deployed from UniSat-6 on 2014-06-20
Organization Sapienza University of Rome
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters Italy
Launch brokerer GAUSS
Partners The Sapienza Space Systems and Space Surveillance Laboratory (S5Lab)

Detect dust storms over Iraq with camera.


Detect dust storms over Iraq. The 3U CubeSat features a RGB camera with a new scripted algorithm for dust detection. It has a deployable VHF/UHF antenna for telemetry telecommand and beacon and a S-Band antenna. Embedded magnetic coils inside solar panels provide attitude control to enable nadir pointing. Tigrisat transmits images to two ground stations, one located in Rome and another in Baghdad.

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