Category Archives: Unisat-6

UniSat-6 witnessing the solar eclipse

During the solar eclipse that took place last 20th of March, UniSat-6 passed very close (around 1600km) from the totality. UniSat-6 monitored the event with its onboard sensors. The eclipse’s effect was obvious on the satellite: it has been clearly visible from both the thermal and electricity generation points of view. Concerning the thermal aspect, […]

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UNISAT-6 first video from orbit and its first three months of operations

UNISAT-6 has travelled over 73 million kilometers since its launch, completing over 1656 orbits. During this period the satellite has transmitted more than 16 megabytes of recorded telemetry and 518 pictures. Even if these numbers might not be very spectacular in today’s standards, it is a great achievement for a satellite communicating in UHF with a bandwidth […]

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UNISAT-6 CubeSat release accomplished

Unisat-6 (G.A.U.S.S. Srl) released in orbit four CubeSats, 25 hours and 38 minutes after the separation from the Dnepr Launch Vehicle. This timing was required in order to comply with the specifications of the launcher and to make the release just a few minutes before being visible from Rome.          2U ANTELSAT CubeSat. […]

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