Satellite TechDemoSat-1 of Technology Strategy Board

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names TechDemoSat-1
Country of Operator/Owner United Kingdom
Operator/Owner Technology Strategy Board
Users Government
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 625
Apogee (km) 631
Eccentricity 0.000428693912546442
Inclination (degrees) 98.4
Period (minutes) 97.27
Launch Mass (kg.) 150
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 08-07-2014
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL)
Country of Contractor United Kingdom
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Soyuz-2.1b
COSPAR Number 2014-037E
NORAD Number 40073
Comments Carrying eight technology tests/experiments including measurement of sea state using radio waves reflected off the ocean surface, monitoring the space environment in the vicinity of the satellte for research into space weather, and activaion of a deOrbitSail.


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