• Setellite Technology Research Center 1
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  • Setellite Technology Research Center 3
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    The sky is the limit STSAT - KAIST Setellite Technology Research Center

    ∎ STSAT-2c

    Following the STSAT-2A and STSAT-2B, the STSAT-2C was the third satellite to be launched from the first Korean-developed launch vehicle KSLV-1 at the Naro Space Center. STSAT-2C has a weight of 100kg, a 300x1,500km elliptical orbit, and was launched on January 30, 2013.

    STSAT-2C successfully entered orbit and is currently carrying out missions to verify domestically developed space technologies such as precision orbit technologies (beacon transmission, satellite laser ranging (SLR) via Laser Retro-reflector Array (LRA), Reaction Wheel Assembly (RWA), and Femto-second Laser Oscillator (FSO), as well as conducting space environment observation in an elliptical orbit using the space science payload.

    - To verify the orbit injection capability of the KSLV-1 launch vehicle
    - To conduct space environment observation around a 300x1,500km elliptical orbit
    - To verify leading space technologies in orbit
    Key Specifications
    Orbit altitude 300×1500km
    Size 759x906x1134 mm
    Weight < 100kg
    Power Rating 80W
    Attitude Control 3-axis stabilization, < ± 10 deg. pointing accuracy
    Data Transmission Satellite control: S-band (2GHz)
    Data Reception: X-band (8GHz)
    Payloads Orbit Determination
    - Laser Retro-reflector Array (LRA)
    - S-band Transmit (Beacon Signal@LEOP)
    Space Science Observation
    - Ionospheric sounder
    - Space Radiation Effects Monitor
    Space Technology Demonstration
    - Femto-second Laser Oscillator (FSO)
    - IR Sensor (IRS)
    - Reaction Wheel Assembly (RWA)
    Core Technologies FPGA-based on-board computer
    Li-ion Battery System