AprizeSat

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AprizeSat
ManufacturerSpaceQuest, Ltd.
Country of originUnited States
OperatorSpaceQuest, LatinSat, exactEarth, SpaceQuest
ApplicationsIdentification and tracking for ships, containers and vehicles
Specifications
BusAprize
Design life10 years
Launch mass13 kg (29 lb)
Dimensions250 mm × 250 mm × 250 mm (9.8 in × 9.8 in × 9.8 in)
Volume0.015 m3 (0.53 cu ft)
Power7.7 W minimum
EquipmentOmnidirectional UHF radio
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Production
StatusOperational
Built12
Launched12
Maiden launch20 December 2002
Last launch19 June 2014

AprizeSat is an American micro-satellite platform for low Earth orbit communications satellites. It is marketed as a low-cost solution, with a claimed cost of US$1.2 million per satellite for a 24-to-48-satellite constellation.[1] As of 2014, twelve spacecraft based on the Aprize bus have been launched.[2]

Launch history[edit]

Satellite name Launch date Status
LatinSat 1 2002-12-20 Operational[citation needed]
LatinSat 2 2002-12-20 Operational[citation needed]
LatinSat C (AprizeSat 1) 2004-06-29 Operational[citation needed]
LatinSat D (AprizeSat 2) 2004-06-29 Operational[citation needed]
AprizeSat-3 2009-07-29 Operational[citation needed]
AprizeSat-4 2009-07-29 Operational[citation needed]
AprizeSat-5 2011-08-17 Operational
AprizeSat-6 2011-08-17 Operational
AprizeSat-7 2013-11-21 Operational
AprizeSat-8 2013-11-21 Operational
AprizeSat 9 2014-06-19 Operational
AprizeSat 10 2014-06-19 Operational

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AprizeSat". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2009-08-05.
  2. ^ "AprizeSat-3 and -4". European Space Agency.

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