Libertad 1

Summary

Libertad 1
Pico-satelite Libertad 1.JPG
Libertad 1
OperatorSergio Arboleda University
COSPAR ID2007-012M
SATCAT no.31128Edit this on Wikidata
WebsiteLibertad 1 Space Program
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 17, 2007 (2007-04-17)
RocketDnepr
Launch siteBaikonur 109/95
ContractorISC Kosmotras
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude645.8 km
Apogee altitude781.1 km
Inclination98.1°
Period98.9 minutes
 

Libertad 1 (English: Freedom 1) is a single CubeSat built by the Space Program of the Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia. It is the first Colombian satellite sent to orbit. It was launched aboard a Dnepr rocket on April 17, 2007 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan and became the first Colombian satellite to orbit the Earth. It used a telemetric payload to keep it in communication with the University. It was expected to have a 50-day lifespan, however news reports two years after it was launched stated the satellite was still working and sending information, passing over Colombia twice a day.

Team

  • Team Leader : Raúl A. Joya & Iván Luna Castro
  • C&DH Developer : Andres Alfonso Caro
  • COMM & Telemetry Developer : Cesar Fernando Valero Sepulveda
  • Attitude Determination : Paul Núñez
  • PCBs : Miguel Ariza

See also

References

External links

  • (in Spanish) Libertad 1 Space Program Official Site
  • n2yo.com