KiwiSAT, an amateur radio satellite developed by AMSAT-ZL, is to be New Zealand's first satellite. It is being designed and built by New Zealand radio amateurs supported by Massey University (Auckland) and various corporate sponsors.
The satellite, slightly larger than a basketball, is designed to connect with amateur radio stations worldwide, and to carry out experimental work in small satellite Attitude Determination and Control (ADAC). It is planned to be launched attached to a Russian Dnepr rocket (see launch date at this article).
KiwiSAT is an amateur radio satellite but does not have an OSCAR designation.
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