Xatcobeo (Dieste)

Satellite Xatcobeo (Dieste)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2013-08-31. Was operational.
Launched 2012-02-13
NORAD ID 38082
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Vega
Organisation University of Vigo
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Spain
Launch brokerer ESA Education Office, Cal Poly
Partners Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA)

Educational space systems engineering with SDR radio and radiation sensor payloads.


Main objective of the mission is the deployment of XaTcobeo, a standard based 1U CubeSAT (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm) in the space, together with a ground segment. Two payloads: a software defined reconfigurable radio (SRAD) and a system for measuring the amount of ionizing radiation (RDS). There is also an experimental solar panel deployment system (PDM).

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