About NARSSCube Nanosatellite Program


NARSSCube program is a project started in July 2017, funded by Academy of scientific research in Egypt (ASRT). The project total fund is 13 million EGP (around 800 K USD) distributed among eleven partners, including universities, research entities, and industry.

The objective of the program is to build series of Nanosatellites: NARSSCube-1 (1 U Cubesat), NARSSCube-2 (1 U Cubesat) and NARSSCube-3 (3 U Cubesat); based on indigenous Egyptian capabilities  

Recently, the program extended with NARSSCube-SX, a 2 U cubesat with Experimental S-band transceiver. 

The global objective of the program is to demonstrate, in orbit, the capabilities of the team to develop satellite subsystems.

Status:

  1. The satellite “NARSScube-2” has been built totally by Egyptian team, except the solar panels “provided by Gomspace”; satellite is launched by Falcon-9 Space-X     CRS-18 at 25 July 2019. It has been released to orbit at 7 August 2019 and still orbiting the earth.
                   ⦁ 7-8-2019: First Beacon has been received at Ghana @ 11 PM CLT
                   ⦁ 7-8-2019: another confirmation of satellite operation has been received from Japan- Kyutech Ground station
                   ⦁ 9-8-2019: Cairo ground control station is now controlling the satellite. (commands are received with response from satellite)
                   ⦁ 10-8-2019: satellite ADCS system is now in standby mode.
                    ⦁ 11-8-2019: frequency shift calibration process started.
                    • 16-8-2019: Compensation has been done and Doppler shift was verified.
                    • Commands and telemetry operation in progress…
                        https://celestrak.com/satcat/tle.php?CATNR=44415
                    • Follow NARSSCube-2 live here:
                        https://www.n2yo.com/?s=44415

  2. The satellite “NARSScube-1” is launched at September 2019 by Japanese Rocket H-2B JAXA; and released by November 2019. NARSSCube-1 has more power        storage capabilities and higher ground imaging resolution:
                    • 30-11-2019: First Beacon has been received at Kyutech @ 11 AM CLT
                    • 01-12-2019: Cairo ground control station is now controlling the satellite. (commands are received with response from satellite)
                    • 01-12-2019: Cairo ground control station is now controlling the satellite. (commands are received with response from satellite)
                    • 9-12-2019: satellite ADCS system is now in standby mode.
                    • Commands and telemetry operation in progress…
                    • Get TLE of NARSSCube- here:
                        https://celestrak.com/satcat/tle.php?CATNR=44792
                    • Follow NARSSCube-2 live here:
                        https://www.n2yo.com/?s=44792

3. NARSSCube -3 is 3 U cubesat with more advanced imaging and processing capabilities, it is expected for deployment in orbit by Q2 2021

NARSSCube 1 & 2 Flight models