Satellite Unisat-5 (University Satellite 5) of La Sapienza University of Rome

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Unisat-5 (University Satellite 5)
Country of Operator/Owner Italy
Operator/Owner La Sapienza University of Rome
Users Civil
Purpose Scientific Research
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 504
Apogee (km) 640
Eccentricity 0.00979544799769519
Inclination (degrees) 97.8
Period (minutes) 97
Launch Mass (kg.) 12
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 21-11-2013
Expected Lifetime
Contractor La Sapienza University of Rome
Country of Contractor Italy
Launch Site Dombarovskiy Launch Facility
Launch Vehicle Dnepr
COSPAR Number 2013-066F
NORAD Number 39421
Comments Onboard equiment includes the GlioSat biomedical experiment to investigate the effects of microgravity and ionizing radiation on cell behaviour, and a digital Earth-imaging system. Unisat also contains a Cubesat deployer.


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