UGATUSAT

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UGATUSAT
Mission type Earth observation
Technology
Operator UGATU
COSPAR ID 2009-049E
SATCAT № 35869
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 30 kilograms (66 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 17 September 2009, 15:55:07 (2009-09-17UTC15:55:07Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat
Launch site Baikonur 31/6
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth

UGATUSAT is a Russian nanosatellite which was built, and will be operated by Ufa State Aviation Technical University (UGATU). The satellite will be used as a technology demonstrator, and for Earth observation. The development programme was budgeted at around 155M Roubles (£3.75M/$7.25M).[1] Launch, atop a Kosmos-3M carrier rocket from LC-107 at Kapustin Yar is currently scheduled for 19 June. It will be launched as a secondary payload, with the primary payload consisting of six Orbcomm satellites. It has been reported that it may be transferred to a later launch, as a secondary payload on a Soyuz-2 rocket, to the first Persona satellite.

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