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PoSAT-1: The Mission

PoSAT-1: The Mission

PoSAT-1, the first Portuguese satellite, was launched into orbit on September 26, 1993, from the Kourou Space Centre, French Guiana. 

The PoSAT project was developed by a consortium of universities and companies in Portugal and a team of seven Portuguese engineers worked alongside SSTL employees on the build of the microsatellite. 

PoSAT-1 was an earth observation and technology demonstration mission.  It carried two imagers, one with a wide field of view with 2 km ground resolution, the second narrow field imager provided 200m ground resolution.  It also carried a Cosmic Ray Experiment and a Digital Signal Processing Experiment. 

PoSAT-1 stopped transmitting in 2006.

Satellite Data

Name:
PoSAT-1

Customer:
INETI (Portugal)

Mission:
Technology Demonstration

Mass:
49kg

Platform:
SSTL-42

Launch Data

Launch Date:
26th September 1993

Launch Site:
Kourou, French Guyana

Launcher:
ARIANE-4

Orbit:

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