TUMnanoSAT Satellite

Spacecraft TUMnanoSAT
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2023-01-31. Was operational until 2022-08-12, 1 day? (Reports with data on SatNOGS during the first day but no other news found and inconclusive since that as of 2022-12-20)
Launched 2022-07-15
NORAD ID 53464
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Falcon 9 (ELaNa 45) (CRS-25)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2022-08-12
Entity name Technical University of Moldova
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Moldova
Launch brokerer KiboCUBE

Educational mission, capacity building and technology demonstration.


Provide hands-on practical training to the students participating in the project. Scientific and research objectives include testing the CubeSat sensors, as well as the communication link for the CubeSat. With an on-board camera, the CubeSat will aim to capture Earth images as a step forward for Moldova toward eventually developing its own Earth observation satellite.

  • To help students to understand satellite subsystems, satellite design and launch process.
  • To promote radio amateur communication - to study the operation and behavior, reliability of the sensors based on nano- and micro-wires in the space conditions.
  • Testing of attitude subsystem sensors for determining of satellite attitude (magnetometers, micro-gyroscopes, sun sensors) in order to optimize attitude control algorithms.
  • To establish effective communication subsystem "satellite-ground station" with the possibility to modify the communication rate range to ensure high reliability.
  • To check the communication protocol "satellite-ground station" with different levels of access.
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Keywords First CubeSat of country
On the same launch

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