SA’s first nanosatellite launched into space
November 27, 2013 Editor 0
South Africa’s first nanosatellite, which was designed and built by students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) to monitor space weather, was launched on Thursday from the Yasny launch base, in Russia, attached to a RS-2OB Dnepr rocket. The 1.2 kg cube, codenamed ZACube-1, was expected to orbit earth up to 15 times a day at an altitude of 600 km, travelling six-billion kilometres before re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.
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