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Strand 1

Surrey Training, Research, and Nanosatellite Demonstrator


Designation 39090 / 13009E
Launch date 25 Feb 2013
Country of origin United Kingdom
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 785 km
Inclination 98.6°
Period 100 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #23

Carries two onboard computers: one based on Linux and one based on a smartphone (a Google Nexus running Android). The smartphone will test various components and carries several experimental apps.

It is flying innovative new technologies such as a 'WARP DRiVE' (Water Alcohol Resistojet Propulsion Deorbit Re-entry Velocity Experiment) and electric Pulsed Plasma Thrusters (PPTs); both 'firsts' to fly on a nanosatellite. The WARP DRiVE propulsion system is designed to deorbit the satellite at the end of its useful lifetime.

End of life

Out of service April 2013?
Cause Contact lost

External resources


sat-index articles

n2yo.com tracking

Technical data


Prime contractor SSTL
Mass at launch 4.3 kg
Dry mass  
Dimension 3U cubesat
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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