Satellite ITU-pSAT1 (Istanbul Technical University Picosat-1) of ITU Space Systems Design & Test Laboratory

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names ITU-pSAT1 (Istanbul Technical University Picosat-1)
Country of Operator/Owner Turkey
Operator/Owner ITU Space Systems Design & Test Laboratory
Users Civil
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 710
Apogee (km) 721
Eccentricity 0.000776233152212264
Inclination (degrees) 98.4
Period (minutes) 99.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 1
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 23-09-2009
Expected Lifetime 1 yr.
Contractor ITU Space Systems Design & Test Laboratory
Country of Contractor Turkey
Launch Site Sriharikota Launch Station
Launch Vehicle PSLV
COSPAR Number 2009-051E
NORAD Number 35935
Comments Turkey´s first university satellite; raise experienced staff on satellite systems in our country, and also to serve as a practical ground for the theoretically equipped graduate and undergraduate students of İTÜ Astronautics Department.


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