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PW Sat



PW-Sat 1 is the first polish nanosatellite. The CubeSat-based satellite is to deploy a flexible solar array in space.

PW-Sat 1 was orbited as a piggy-back payload on the maiden flight of the Vega launch vehicle. The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit. Signals were received from the satellite for few months but at some time the satellite's visibility times and communication module errors made it impossible to receive any correct signal.

Alternate Names

  • 38083
  • PWSat

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-02-13
Launch Vehicle: Vega
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Poland)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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