Full Name NorSat-Technology Demonstrator Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies NOSA, ASI, CNES, NSO Launch Date 15 Apr 2023
Mission Links EOL Date Apr 2026
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 56194 (TLE)
International Designator 2023-054S
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 94.6 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.4 deg
Orbit Altitude 504 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 22:30:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Perform 2-way VHF Data Exchange maritime communication, demonstrate a pseudo-constellation of VDES satellites. Demonstrate VDES enabled maritime navigation and GNSS integrity monitoring through distribution of Precision Timing for UTC and pseudo-ranging. Collect Automatic Identification System (AIS) messages from a high-performance CubeSat AIS/IoT receiver Demonstrate a robust optical laser communications with an experimental CubeSat terminal Perform collision avoidance and satellite operations with a new iodine ion thruster Support Satellite Laser Ranging with a new miniaturized reflector Verify sub-decimeter augmented GPS positioning in real-time with CubeSat receiver
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
AIS/IOT - AIS/IoT CubeSat Test Mission
CORA-micro - CORA-micro
SmallCat - SmallCat Test Mission
SpaceStar - Fugro Space Star Test Mission
VDES - VHF Data Exchange System Test Mission
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