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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.

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    Facts in Brief

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

    Funding Agency

    • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)


    • 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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