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Unisat 5



Small satellite built by university students and researchers for GAUSS (Group of Astrodynamics of the University of Roma “La Sapienza”). Onboard equiment includes the GlioSat biomedical experiment to investigate the effects of microgravity and ionizing radiation on cell behaviour, and a digital Earth-imaging system. Unisat also contains a Cubesat deployer MRFOD (Morehead-Roma FemtoSat Orbital Deployer) - a student-built technology demonstrator for deploying satellites containing Eagle 1, Eagle 2, Wren and QBScout 1, PEPPOD CubeSat deployment system containing Dove 4, and a second PEPPOD containing iCube 1, HUMSAT-D and PUCPSat-1/Pocket PUCP. The small satellites currently remain within Unisat 5.

Alternate Names

  • 39421
  • Unisat5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-11-21
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Italy)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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