ZA-AeroSat (AZ01, ZA Aerosat)

Name ZA-AeroSat (AZ01, ZA Aerosat)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2019-06-02. Was semi-operational? Sending weak beacon in sunlight. (Last SatNOGS report 2018-03-09, but never any data)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42713
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-17
Organisation Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation South Africa
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners QB50, CubeSpace, Stellenbosch University

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.


To demonstrate passive aerodynamic stabilization of a CubeSat using its antennas as aerodynamic feathers - To provide a training/educational opportunity for young engineers and post graduate students by including them in the design, assembly, and operations of a satellite. QB50.

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Last modified: 2023-06-03
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