WNISAT 1 Satellite

Spacecraft WNISAT 1 (Weather News Inc. Satellite 1)
Spacecraft type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 10 kg
Status Operational? (Personal contact 2018-08-07, no public news found and undated datasheet on the website says operational)
Launched 2013-11-21
NORAD ID 39423
Deployer XPOD GNB (Experimental Push Out Deployer) [UTIAS/SFL]
Launcher Dnepr
Organisation Weather News Inc.
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Headquarters Japan
Manufacturer AIVT by Axelspace
Operator Axelspace
Launch brokerer Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS-SFL)
Partners Axelspace

Observation of sea ice in the Arctic waters.


Observation of sea ice in the Arctic waters. Monitoring of the Northern sea routes and the CO2 content of the atmosphere.
World's first commercial microsatellite owned by a private company. 

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4]
Photo sources [1]
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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