Mission typeCommunications
OperatorU.S. Navy[1]
COSPAR ID2019-036S[1]
SATCAT no.44355[1]
Spacecraft properties
Bus1.5U Cubesat[2]
ManufacturerGeorge Washington University
Launch mass1 kg (2.2 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date25 June 2019, 06:30 (2019-06-25UTC06:30) UTC
RocketFalcon Heavy
Launch siteKennedy LC-39A
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Semi-major axis6,932 kilometres (4,307 mi)[3]
Perigee altitude310.8 kilometres (193.1 mi)[3]
Apogee altitude812.4 kilometres (504.8 mi)[3]
Period95.7 minutes[3]
Mean motion15.04028648[3]
Epoch3 February 2020[3]

BRICSat-2 (Ballistically Reinforced Communication Satellite 2), or USNAP1, is an experimental amateur radio satellite from the United States Naval Academy that was developed in collaboration with George Washington University. BRICSat-2 is the successor to BRICSat-P. AMSAT North America's OSCAR number administrator assigned number 103 to this satellite; in the amateur radio community it is therefore also called Navy-OSCAR 103, short NO-103.[4]


BRICSat-2 was launched on June 25, 2019 with a Falcon Heavy from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States, as part of Mission STP-2 (Space Test Program 2) as one of 24 satellites.


  • 145.825 MHz - Uplink APRS digital repeater, 1200 bd
  • 145.825 MHz - Downlink APRS digital repeater
  • 437.605 MHz - Telemetry, 9600 bd (callsign USNAP14)

See also


  1. ^ a b c "BRICSAT 2". NSSDCA. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ Erik Kulu. "BricSat-2 (USNA-P1, BricSat-2, BricSat-D, Ballistically Reinforced Communication Satellite, PSat B, ParkinsonSat B". Nanosats database. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "BRICSAT 2 (NO-103)". Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  4. ^ Glasbrener, Drew (5 August 2020). "BRICSAT2 and PSAT2 Designated Navy-OSCAR 103 (NO-103) and Navy-OSCAR 104 (NO-104)". Retrieved 3 February 2020.

External links

  • BRICSAT-2 - The first APRS Satelilte with Thrusters. ARPS