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Pegasus is an Austrian 2U-CubeSat designed by the Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt participating in the QB50 project. Pegasus is equipped with the multi-needle Langmuir probes (mNLP) for the QB50 project and will provide information about essential properties of the plasma in the thermosphere such as the electron temperature and –density. It also includes an attitude control system, an on-board computer, telecommunication devices, an electrical power systems allowing to harvest the solar power and either distribute or store it for later use, a thermal control system. Pegasus will also feature a propulsion system which, if successful, would be the first time to use such a system on a nanosatellite. It features a Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT) as propulsion unit.

Alternate Names

  • 42784

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-06-23
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 2 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Austria)


  • Other
  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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