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NuSat 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-034C

Description

The Argentinian ÑuSat earth observation satellites form the Aleph-1 constellation developed and operated by Satellogic S.A.

The satellites in the constellation are identical 51 cm × 57 cm × 82 cm spacecraft of 37.5 kg mass. The satellites are equipped with an imaging system operating in visible light and infrared. The constellation will allow for commercially available real-time Earth imaging and video with a ground resolution of 1 m. The satellites were developed based on the experience gained on the BugSat 1 (Tita) prototype satellite.

An U/V transponder with 2 W of output power for 8 GHz downlink and 2 GHz uplink will be operating on 100 kHz bandwidth. For backup telemetry, designers are considering UHF transponder operating at 9k6 GFSK. Additionally, ÑuSat-1 carries a U/V linear transponder called LUSEX provided by AMSAT Argentina (AMSAT-LU) to offer services to the HAM community.

The Aleph-1 constellation will initially consist of up to 90 satellites for weekly world remaps with the intention of ultimately having daily world remaps with approximately 300 satellites.

Alternate Names

  • NuSat3
  • 42760

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-06-15
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4B
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 37.5 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Argentina)

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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