LitSat-1

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LitSat-1
Lithuania satellites stamp 2014.jpg
OperatorLSA, LSSTI, KTU, VGTU
COSPAR ID1998-067EP
SATCAT no.39570Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration6 months planned
Start of mission
Launch date9 January 2014, 18:07 (2014-01-09UTC18:07Z) UTC
RocketAntares 120
Launch siteMARS LP-0A
ContractorOrbital Sciences
Deployed fromISS
End of mission
Last contact21 May 2014 05:15:15 UTC
Decay date22 May 2014
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lietuviškas palydovas "LitSat-1" paskutinį kartą išbandomas Žemėje" (in Lithuanian). DELFI.lt. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1642.html
  3. ^ http://amsat-uk.org/tag/litsat-1/
  4. ^ LitSat-1 successfully follows the commands of KTU team in space Archived 2014-03-08 at Archive.is

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