Category Archives: Unisat-6

UniSat-6: Celebrating its First Anniversary In Orbit

One year has passed since the successful launch of UniSat-6 into space: UniSat-6 rocketed into orbit on 19th of June 2014 from the Yasny launch site onboard a Dnepr-1 rocket. Since then, the satellite is keeping on its adventure in space, while enduring its communication with the GAUSS ground station in Rome. UniSat-6 in figures To date, UniSat-6 […]

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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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