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Delfi-n3Xt shall be a reliable triple-unit CubeSat of TU Delft which implements substantial advances in 1 subsystem with respect to Delfi-C³ and allows technology demonstration of 2 payloads from external partners from 2012 onwards. The mission is broken down into the three major objectives of the Delfi Space Program; education, technology demonstration (a.k.a. payloads) and nanosatellite bus advancement. The subsystem which is advanced substantially is the Attitude Determination and Control subsystem. While Delfi-C³ had only a passive magnetic stabilization mechanism, Delfi-n3Xt is equipped with a full three-axis determination and control system. All other subsystems are advanced as well on performance and reliability. There are three external partners with "payloads" onboard Delfi-n3Xt: TNO, ISIS and SystematIC. Delfi-n3Xt is ready for launch since early 2013.

Alternate Names

  • 39428
  • Delfi-Next
  • Delfin3Xt

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-11-21
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
Mass: 3 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Netherlands Antilles)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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