UPSat Satellite

Name UPSat (CubeSat by the University of Patras, GR02)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2018-11-12. Was operational until 2017-05-20, 3 days? Was semi-operational until 2018-03-28? (Quiet for 5 months and then came back. Personal contact)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42716
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-18
Organisation Libre Space Foundation
Institution Non-profit
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters Greece
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners QB50, University of Patras

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.


First open source software and hardware satellite in orbit. The first and most significant mission would be to successfully transmit science data from the mNLP unit back to earth. The second experiment would be to acquire photos of the Earth and especially photos of Greece from space and successfully transmit them to the ground station(s). Finally the integration of Composite Materials into a “hybrid” structure is also one of the goals the team set. QB50. Composite frame

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Keywords Open-source, QB50
On the same launch

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