ZACube-1, also known as “TshepisoSat” (meaning “promise” in the seSotho language), is the first African-built cubesat. The 1U spacecraft was built at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology under the F’SATI programme. The satellite contains a high-frequency beacon transmitter for space weather research and a low-resolution CMOS camera. The satellite is operated by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
|Dimensions||10cm x 10cm x 10cm|
|Launch site||Yasny, Russia|
|Launch vehicle||Dnepr-1 rocket|
|Imaging Payload||Low-resolution CMOS camera|
|Experimental Payload||UHF radio beacon|
|Orbital status||In orbit|