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EduSAT

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-044A

Description

EduSAT, a microsatellite, was launched from Yasny on 17 August 2011 at 07:12 UT by a Dnepr rocket. The spacecraft weighed approximately 11 kg and will be operated by Sapienza University of Rome. It is a technology demonstration nanosatellite, which will test solar cells, a transponder, and techniques for deorbiting spacecraft. It also carries a scientific payload to measure the flux density of solar radiation, study Earth's magnetic field, and measure incident cosmic particles and rays.

Alternate Names

  • 37788

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-08-17
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
Mass: 11 kg

Funding Agency

  • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)

Disciplines

  • Space Physics
  • Technology Applications
  • Engineering
  • Solar Physics

Additional Information

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

 
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