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TigriSat

NSSDCA ID: 2014033AK
COSPAR ID: 2014-033AK

Description

TigriSat is an Iraqi 3U CubeSat built by Iraqi students at the La Sapienza University of Rome with a mission to detect dust storms over Iraq.

The 3U cubesat features a RGB camera with a new scripted algorithm for dust detection. It has a deployable VHF/UHF antenna for telemetry telecommand and beacon and a S-Band antenna. Embedded magnetic coils inside solar panels provide attitude control to enable nadir pointing. TigriSat transmits images to two ground stations, one located in Rome and another in Baghdad.

Alternate Names

  • 40043

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-06-19
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
Mass: 3 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Iraq)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
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