The research Nanosatellite BGUSAT, the first of Israel, was launched from India in February 2017 as a part of a collaboration between Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Aerospace Industries. Nanosatellites are relatively new category in the field of satellites and space. These tiny satellites only weigh a few kilograms. Thanks to the minimization trend of electronical components, this platform can be instilled with advanced technological abilities for a fairly low price. The satellite is tiny- only 10X30 centimeters, the size of a milk carton, and weighs only 5 kilograms. It is equipped with cameras able to identify different climatic phenomena, and with control system that allows selection of the research and photography areas. Ground-station for reception of the images was built in the university, allowing students and researchers to receive and analyze the data.
facing up and away: BGUSAT- the first Israeli research nanosatellite was launched successfully to space
satellite the size of a milk carton
nanosatellites manufacturing in Israel
Introduction to BGUSAT