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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ZACube-1 -
Full Name TshepisoSat
aka TshepisoSat
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies SANSA, CPUT Launch Date 21 Nov 2013
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Nov 2021
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.2 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 670 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications ZACube-1 has a high frequency (HF) beacon transmitter that will be used to help characterize the Earth’s ionosphere and to calibrate SANSA's (South African National Space Agency) auroral radar installation at the SANAE IV base in Antarctica.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements HF Beacon Transmitter
LandMulti-purpose imagery (land) VGA Matrix Camera
Mission Instruments
HF Beacon Transmitter - HF Beacon Transmitter
VGA Matrix Camera - VGA Matrix Camera
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