Satellite UKube-1 (UK Cubesat 1) of UK Space Agency

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names UKube-1 (UK Cubesat 1)
Country of Operator/Owner United Kingdom
Operator/Owner UK Space Agency
Users Government
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 626
Apogee (km) 631
Eccentricity 0.000357219404158034
Inclination (degrees) 98.4
Period (minutes) 97.27
Launch Mass (kg.) 3
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 08-07-2014
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Clyde Space
Country of Contractor United Kingdom
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Soyuz-2.1b
COSPAR Number 2014-037F
NORAD Number 40074
Comments Technology demonstrator to show how impacts from cosmic particles can be used to increase the security of satellite communications.


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