University Nanosatellite

The BSU students’ nanosatellite BSUSat-1 (an ultra-small orbital spacecraft) was created on the basis of the CubeSat element base has a nonhermetic design, vertical configuration and consists of two 1U modules.

  • Design - 2U CubeSat
  • External dimensions - 227 x 100 x 100 mm
  • Weight – 2,000 g
  • Payload - up to 500 g
  • Orbit – solar-synchronous, height of 500-600 km

  1. Case
  2. Control system, system of information collection and processing
  3. Orientation and stabilization system
  4. Radiotechnical complex
  5. Power supply system
  1. D-STAR module (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) - amateur radio digital communication - an experiment on development of innovative telecommunication technologies
  2. Equipment for satellite navigation (together with the Belarusian company NTLab) for conducting experiments on accurate positioning of spacecraft and study of ionosphere
The main goal of the BSU nanosatellite is to improve the quality of education in the aerospace industry and conduct scientific experiments on development of innovative telecommunication technologies (D-STAR amateur radio digital communication) and on the accurate positioning of spacecrafts and study of ionosphere (Belarusian navigation receiver for CubeSat satellites).

Scientific tasks:
  • Study of the Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere
  • Material science in conditions of zero gravity and ionizing radiation
Technological tasks:
  • Development and research of data transmission technologies
  • Development and research of orientation and stabilization systems
  • Development and study of radio-technical and optical methods of ballistic measurements of nanosatellites
Educational tasks:
  • Creation of a scientific and educational network for receiving and processing of information from educational spacecrafts
  • Formation of a modern system of multi-level continuous education in the aerospace industry
  • Organization of international space experiments