Category Archives: Unisat-6

Microsatellites

Microsatellites are small artificial satellites built with low mass and size  – usually weighting between 10/11 and 100/120 kg – having reduced manufacturing and launch costs, hence easing a responsive access to Space. The interest of universities, private companies and government agencies in launching microsatellites has been increasing in the last decades, representing a recent development in the Space industry scenario.  Microsatellites are built with miniaturized […]

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Flight Heritage of ABACUS OBC on UniSat-6

Together with the recent fourth anniversary of the satellite UniSat-6, GAUSS OBC ABACUS reached a flight heritage of four years flying on two small satellites, namely UniSat-6 and Tigrisat.  Infact, since June 2014, the brain of the satellite, the on board computer specifically developed for microsatellites, has successfully spent several years in orbit, being continuously up and running.   In […]

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Fourth Anniversary of UniSat-6

UniSat-6 fulfilled GAUSS’ long endurance expectations and is turning 4 today! GAUSS latest small satellite sailed across the sky for a whole year more, being up and running and still completely operative, hence demonstrating its good health.  UniSat-6 was launched on 19 June 2014 and ejected into orbit with its payload by the Dnepr LV, from […]

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Third anniversary of UniSat-6

Today UniSat-6 is turning three. Three successful years on orbit and still our satellite is in a very good shape! Since its launch on the 19th of June 2014 from Yasni launch base, UniSat-6 has been relentlessly acquiring valuable data from its onboard instruments and transmitting them to our ground station in Rome. During these […]

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