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The 3Cat-2 (spelled “cube-cat-two”) is the second satellite in the 3Cat series and the second satellite developed in Catalonia at UPC’s NanoSat Lab. This spacecraft carries the PYCARO main payload, a novel dual-band and dual-polarization GNSS Reflectometer (GNSS-R) which has been designed and manufactured at UPC’s Remote Sensing Lab and NanoSat Lab. It also integrates the Mirabilis Star Tracker, an experimental star tracker for attitude determination and the AMR eLISA magnetometer designed and manufactured at IEEC for the future ESA’s LISA mission.

Alternate Names

  • 41732
  • 3CAT2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-08-15
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 7 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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