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PACE (Platform for Attitude Control Experiments) is a cubesat project of the National Cheng Kung University of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The main purpose of the PACE mission is to conduct attitude control experiments. Several types of attitude sensors and actuators are integrated in the satellite in order to allow the in-orbit evaluation of different attitude determination and control strategies. During the mission lifetime the satellite collects and downlink its attitude information (as well as the data obtained from temperature sensors, current monitors, and other sensors). This data shall then be processed on ground to evaluate the performance of the satellite's attitude control. These data are to help to improve the simulation models for attitude control of very small satellites.

In addition to this, the PACE mission is also a technology demonstrator for enabling small satellite technologies, to be used on future missions. Most of the components and systems have been developed indigenously and from the scratch. A success in space would verify them space-proven and transferable to other satellite designs.

Alternate Names

  • Platform for Attitude Control Experiments
  • 40022

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-06-19
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
Mass: 2 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Taiwan)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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