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ITUPSAT 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 35935
Int'l Code: 2009-051E
Perigee: 707.3 km
Apogee: 719.5 km
Inclination: 98.6 °
Period: 98.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 7084 km
RCS: 0.034 m2 (small)
Launch date: September 23, 2009
Source: Turkey (TURK)
Launch site: SRIHARIKOTA (SRI)

Uplink (MHz):
Downlink (MHz): 437.325
Beacon (MHz): 437.325
Mode: 19200bps GFSK CW
Call sign: ITUPSAT
Status: Active


ITUpSAT1, short for Istanbul Technical University picoSatellite-1) is a single CubeSat built by the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Istanbul Technical University. It was launched on September 23, 2009 atop a PSLV-C14 satellite launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh in India, and became the first Turkish university satellite to orbit the Earth. It was expected to have a minimum of six-month life term, but it is still functioning for over two years. It is a picosatellite with side lengths of 10 cm (3.9 in) and a mass of 0.990 kg (2.18 lb). The overall objectives are to provide a hands-on project environment for the students at the ITU under faculty guidance. The mission goals are to capture imagery of the CMOS payload, and to study the behavior of the passive stabilization system of the CubeSat.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 35935U 09051E   22138.86657853  .00000894  00000-0  21427-3 0  9994
2 35935  98.5765 355.6878 0008624 146.4332 213.7413 14.55956398671574
Source of the keplerian elements: Caltech