LitSat-1

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LitSat-1
Lithuania satellites stamp 2014.jpg
Operator LSA, LSSTI, KTU, VGTU
COSPAR ID 1998-067EP
SATCAT no. 39570Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration 6 months planned
Start of mission
Launch date 9 January 2014, 18:07 (2014-01-09UTC18:07Z) UTC
Rocket Antares 120
Launch site MARS LP-0A
Contractor Orbital Sciences
Deployed from ISS
End of mission
Last contact 21 May 2014 05:15:15 UTC
Decay date 22 May 2014
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth

LitSat-1 is one of the two first Lithuanian satellites. It was launched aboard the second Cygnus spacecraft along with 28 Flock-1 CubeSats aboard an Antares 120 carrier rocket flying from Pad 0B at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island.[1] The launch was scheduled to occur in December 2013, but later was rescheduled to 9 January 2014. The satellite was deployed from the International Space Station via the NanoRacks Cubesat Deployer on February 28, 2014.[2][3] Three Lithuanian words will be broadcast from space "Lietuva myli laisvę" (Lithuania loves freedom). Launch of satellites Lituanica SAT-1 and LitSat-1 was broadcast live in Lithuania.

On 6 March 2014 the satellite radio station of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) established a two-way connection with LitSat-1 for the first time.[4]

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