||This article is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (May 2014)|
|Mission type||Space weather|
|Operator||Cape Peninsula University of Technology|
|Spacecraft type||1U CubeSat|
|Manufacturer||Cape Peninsula University of Technology|
|Launch mass||1.2 kilograms (2.6 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||21 November 2013, 07:10:17UTC|
|Launch site||Dombarovsky 370/13|
|Perigee||597 kilometres (371 mi)|
|Apogee||686 kilometres (426 mi)|
|Epoch||25 July 2014, 03:32:19 UTC|
ZACube-1 (TshepisoSat), is a South African CubeSat that carries a high frequency beacon transmitter to be used for space weather research. launched 21 November 2013 on a Dnepr-1 launch vehicle from Yasny, Russia. Tshepiso is the seSotho word for promise.
- Space weather research
- Education and training
- Technology demonstration
- Catalyst for national nano-satellite programme
- High frequency beacon transmitter
- Low-resolution CMOS camera
The launch site at the Dombarovsky, and can be found at the following coordinates:
- SUNSAT, first South African satellite
- SumbandilaSat, second South African satellite
- List of CubeSats
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- "ZACUBE Satellite details 2013-066B NORAD 39417". N2YO. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- "Russia's Dnepr launches South Africa's ZACUBE-1 into space". Times LIVE. Nov 21, 2013.
- French South African Institute of Technology (Spacecraft operator)
- Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- South African National Space Agency (SANSA)