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UoSAT-12 (2000)

First demonstration of autonomous orbit control, using on-board GPS and propulsion system to maintain drag free orbit over a period of months, UoSAT-12 (2000)

In September 2000, the autonomous orbit control system developed with Microcosm USA,  on board UoSAT-12 operated continuously for 29 days and demonstrated accurate autonomous in-track orbit control under the adverse conditions of long GPS outages and an initial halving of thrust followed by a return to full thrust midway into the run.

UoSAT-12 flight ready

UoSAT-12

UoSAT-12 during assembly phase