Earth Observation Satellite

Connecta T2-1 is a communication test satellite constructed by PlanS, which is to implement its innovative Earth observation missions with high-resolution multispectral cameras and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.

Name of SatelliteConnecta T2-1
PurposeEarth Observation
Country of ContractorTurkey
Launch Mass (kg.)10
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)488
Date of Launch15.04.2023
Launch SiteVandenberg AFB
Launch VehicleFalcon 9
COSPAR Number2023-054AJ
NORAD Number56210

Earth Observation Satellite Connecta is a 6U-cubesat which carries a software-defined satellite, which will be used for bidirectional machine-to-machine (M2M)/IoT communication trials. It utilizes the UHF commercial band in both time-division multiplexing (TMTC) and IoT links. Additionally, there are independent S-band transmit and receive lines deployed in the satellite.


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