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TechDemoSat-1
TechDemoSat-1

TechDemoSat-1 "selfie"

SSTL marked completion of the LEOP phase for TechDemoSat-1 by releasing an image taken by an inspection camera on board TechDemoSat-1 to mark the completion of the Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) for hte satellite.  The image was taken minutes after separation of the satellite from the Soyuz-2 launcher and shows a view of the Earth from Space, with the spacecraft's Antenna Pointing Mechanism in shot.


Satellite Data

Name:
TechDemoSat-1

Customer:
UK Gov: Technology Strategy Board

Mission:
Science/Technology Demonstrator

Mass:
150kg

Platform:
SSTL-150

Launch Data

Launch Date:
8 July 2014 16:58:28 BST

Launch Site:
Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Launcher:
Soyuz-2 with Fregat upper stage

Orbit:
~635km sun-synchronous, LTDN 9.00am