ZACUBE-1
ZACUBE-1
Name ZACUBE-1 (TshepisoSat)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Operational (DK3WN report 2018-11-17)
Launched 2013-11-21
NORAD ID 39417
Deployer ISIPOD [ISISpace]
Launcher Dnepr
Organisation Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation South Africa
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Oneliner

Educational training and demonstration of multiple payloads for Earth imaging and S-band transmitter.

Description

Training of post-graduate students in Satellite Systems Engineering. Earth observation using a visible band matrix imager payload and an S-Band payload data transmitter (2.4 to 2.45 GHz). UHF Store & Forward system (70 cm amateur band). Experimental 115200 bps L-Band to S-band data transponder. HF beacon payload for characterization of Hermanus Magnetic Observatory’s Dual Auroral Radar Network antenna at SANAE base in Antarctica (14 MHz). Space-weather experiment to take measurements in the ionosphere. High frequency (HF) beacon transmitter that will be used to help characterize the Earth’s ionosphere and to calibrate SANSA's (South African National Space Agency) auroral radar installation at the SANAE base in Antarctica.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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