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SUNSAT

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Launch date  23 February 1999
SUNSAT SunSat by vjun on DeviantArt
Similar  PoSAT‑1, Kitsat‑1, UoSAT‑2, Ørsted, Intasat

Sunsat design competition


The Stellenbosch UNiversity SATellite is the first miniaturized satellite designed and manufactured in South Africa. It was launched aboard a Delta II rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on 23 February 1999. Sunsat was built by post-graduate engineering students at the University of Stellenbosch. Its AMSAT designation was SO-35 (Sunsat Oscar 35).

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Specifications

SUNSAT sunsat mosc by WithInvisibleWings on DeviantArt
  • Size: 45 x 45 x 60 cm
  • Mass: 64 kg
  • Launcher: Delta II rocket, Mission P-91
  • Program size: US $5M (Approximate)
  • Lifetime: 4–5 years (NiCad Battery pack life)
  • Main payloads:
  • Amateur radio communications
  • Data interchange
  • Stereo multispectral imager
  • Attitude control: Gravity gradient and magnetorquers, reaction wheels when imaging
  • Accuracy: 3 mrad pitch/roll, 6 mrad yaw
  • 2 Micro Particle Impact Detectors were included as part of experiments conducted in orbit
  • A team (Zaahied Cassim and Rashid Mohamed) from Peninsula Technikon designed and built circuits for both their own piezo film technology and NASA supplied capacitive sensors.
  • SSC 25636
  • Pushboom imager

  • Ground pixel size: 15 m x 15 m
  • Image width: 51.8 km

  • SUNSAT Spectacular sunsetSt Simon39s Island GA 11613
    SUNSAT This is the page
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    SUNSAT Panjim from Goa Miramarbeachsunsat

    References

    SUNSAT Wikipedia


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