Czech technological nanosatellite
Developed by research institution, commercial companies and universities
We are in the orbit
VZLUSAT-1 was launched on June 23, 2017 on the LEO with the altitude 510km in the international mission QB50.
The proposed project is the development, manufacturing, qualification and experimental verification of product / technology in orbit (ie. IOD - In Orbit Demonstration) that produce and develop industrial partners. These are radiation-resistant composite housing electronics with high thermal conductivity, a solar panel on the composite substrate array of hollow fillet reflectors on composite-based sensors external environment and the development and manufacturing of components necessary for implementing the experiment on nanosatelite VZLUSAT-1 in orbit, a mechanism hinged panels and the measuring electronics.
Miniaturized X-ray telescope
The payload represents demonstration of the novel concept of miniaturized X-ray telescope in-orbit.
Radiation hardened composites
The topic of the mission is to verify the aging properties of the new radiation shielding material.
VZLUSAT-1 Celebrates Five Years in Space
The Czech nanosatellite VZLUSAT-1 has been in Earth's orbit for five years. It still provides scientific and technological data. VZLUSAT-1 is a project by the Czech Aerospace Research Centre, commercial companies, and universities. It was launched on June 23, 2017.
VZLU was awarded by the Visionary of the Year 2019 Award for VZLSUAT-1
The prize was given for the innovations of Czech companies with significant technological, social and economic benefits. Among the awarded visionaries for 2019, there has been also the Czech Aerospace Research Centre. The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Belvedere Hotel in Prague. The project is sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.
Czech nanosatelite VZLUSAT-1 celebrated two years on orbit
On 23.6. the first Czech nanosatellite celebrated two years on orbit, the VZLUSAT-1 still transmits scientific data and some solutions used during the satellite construction are already being prepared for commercial use. The average life expectancy of CubeSats in general is around 1.1 years. Therefore, the VZLUSAT-1 entered to an elite group of approximately 15% of CubeSats, which are able to operate for two years and more.
Czech nanosatellite VZLUSAT-1 celebrates 500 days on the orbit
On 5th November the Czech nanosatellite VZLUSAT-1 celebrates 500 days on the orbit. During its mission, the satellite has been collecting the data for the earth radiation research and testing performance of the new Czech composite material for space use.
VZLUSAT-1 radiation maps
13.7.2017, all onboard data transferred to the ground
26.6.2017 searching for our nanosatellite between 31 others
24.6.2017, satellite platform is fully operational
23.6.2017, 9:03:20, beacon signal
23.6.2017, 4:30 UTC: We are in the orbit!
Launch date on friday, June 23, 2017
Term of the launch is June 23, 2017 at 3:59 UTC. Launch site: India
VZLU is involved in the project called "Experimental verification of aerospace products and technologies on nanosatelit VZLUSAT-1", which is part of the programme Alfa provided by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR).
VZLU´s Cubesat on Gateway to Space
In addition to the spacesuit of Y. Gagarin, the Lunar Rover truck or orbital station MIR, a model of the Czech nanosatellite VZLUSAT-1, which is being developed in VZLÚ, is displayed here.
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