AprizeSat

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AprizeSat
Manufacturer SpaceQuest, Ltd.
Country of origin United States
Operator SpaceQuest, LatinSat, ExactEarth, SpaceQuest
Applications Identification and tracking for ships, containers and vehicles
Specifications
Bus Aprize
Design life 10 years
Launch mass 13 kg (29 lb)
Dimensions 250 × 250 × 250 mm (9.8 × 9.8 × 9.8 in)
Volume 0.015 m3 (0.53 cu ft)
Power 7.7 W minimum
Equipment Omnidirectional UHF radio
Regime Low Earth orbit
Production
Status Operational
Built 12
Launched 12
First launch 20 December 2002
Last launch 19 June 2014

AprizeSat is an American micro-satellite platform for low Earth orbit communications satellites. It is marketed as a low-cost solution, with a claimed cost of US$1.2 million per satellite for a 24-to-48-satellite constellation.[1] As of 2014, twelve spacecraft based on the Aprize bus have been launched.[2]

Launch history[edit]

Satellite name Launch date Status
LatinSat 1 2002-12-20 Operational[citation needed]
LatinSat 2 2002-12-20 Operational[citation needed]
LatinSat C (AprizeSat 1) 2004-06-29 Operational[citation needed]
LatinSat D (AprizeSat 2) 2004-06-29 Operational[citation needed]
AprizeSat-3 2009-07-29 Operational[citation needed]
AprizeSat-4 2009-07-29 Operational[citation needed]
AprizeSat-5 2011-08-17 Operational
AprizeSat-6 2011-08-17 Operational
AprizeSat-7 2013-11-21 Operational
AprizeSat-8 2013-11-21 Operational
AprizeSat 9 2014-06-19 Operational
AprizeSat 10 2014-06-19 Operational


References[edit]

  1. ^ "AprizeSat". Encyclopedia Astronautica. 
  2. ^ "AprizeSat-3 and -4". European Space Agency. 

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