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These spacecraft are four cubesats each with a mass of 1 kg and intended for technology demonstrations. They were launched as secondary payloads on an Indian PSLV rocket from Sriharikota on 23 September 2009 at 06:21 UT. UWE 2, a German cubesat, is intended to demonstrate a new Attitude Determination and Control System and the use of GPS on a cubesat; BeeSat, a German cubesat, will verify the behavior of new micro reaction wheels for picosatellites. ITU-pSAT1, a Turkish cubesat, will examine the performance of an on-board passive stability system it will also carry a camera. SwissCube, a Swiss cubesat, will take optical airglow measurements validating the use of low-cost off-the-shelf detectors for these observations.

Alternate Names

  • 35933

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-09-23
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-CA
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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