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Means Surrey Nanosatellite Applications Platform, also called Uosat Mts 1


Designation 26386 / 00033C
Launch date 28 Jun 2000
Country of origin United Kingdom
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 685/704 km, sun-synchronous
Inclination 98°
Period 98.7 min
Launch vehicle Cosmos C
Launch site Plesetsk

Built and operated by SSTL. worth $3 million

Carries as secondary payload the NewStar, a nano-payload owned by DBS Industries. This mission is also known as E-sat 1 with the FCC and LEOTELCOM-2 with ITU.

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Technical data


Prime contractor SSTL
Mass at launch 6.5 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Carries advanced micro-miniature GPS navigation, camera technology, onboard computing, propulsion and attitude control technologies.

The satellite will also experiment rende-vous with Tsinghua with an inter-satellite link.

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