Nano Satellite On Orbit

Nano Satellite On Orbit February 16, 2017

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), in partnership with the Israel Space Agency (ISA) in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, launched a nanosatellite equipped with special cameras and a monitoring system to search specific areas of choice, on 15 February. BGUSAT (Ben Gurion University SATellite), 10 cm x 10 cm x 30 cm in size, was launched on the PSLV-C37 with 103 other nanosatellites, from a base in India. The images transmitted from the satellite will be received at the ground stations to be set up at Ben-Gurion University and IAI. BGUSAT will be utilized for monitoring mainly meteorological and climatic conditions.

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