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Global Tracking

Global Tracking

FPT University CubeSat-1 is a picosatellite designed and manufactured by FSpace Laboratory. Applications include global tracking of the movement of ships, detecting early warning of forest fires, and researching the Earth’s atmosphere at the lowest level.

Customer Name: FPT University
Research: Global Tracking
NanoRacks Facility: Smallsat Deployment
Mission Duration: 09/2012 – Ongoing
Mission Status: Deployed in LEO
More Info: From NASA website


F-1 is an educational satellite for FPT University of Vietnam. This satellite takes photos of the Earth to capture atmospheric changes, and possibly tracking ship traffic, as well as detect forest fires. Students also are using this satellite to measure the Earth’s magnetic field and temperatures in the space environment, along with several radio/communications experiments.

The 1U CubeSat built by FSpace laboratory at FPT University in Vietnam, in partnership with Angstrom Space Technology Center (ASTC), Uppsala University and NanoRacks LLC. Its mission is to train young engineers and students about aerospace engineering and evaluate an advanced 3-axis magnetometer (SDTM) designed in Sweden by ASTC.

F-1 was launched on 21 July 2012 and delivered to International Space Station (ISS) aboard Kounotori 3 along with the Raiko, We Wish, Niwaka and TechEdSat cubesats. Then, on October 4, 2012, it was deployed into orbit from ISS using JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) which was attached to the Kibo module’s robotic arm.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-1_%28satellite%29

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