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University of Tornto Generic Nanosatellite bus.

AKA: BRITE;NLS;TUGSAT;UniBRITE. Status: Operational 2010. First Launch: 2010-07-12. Last Launch: 2014-08-19. Number: 9 .



Family: Astronomy, Navigation. Country: Canada. Launch Vehicles: R-7, PSLV, Dnepr, Chang Zheng 4B, Soyuz-2-1B. Launch Sites: Baikonur LC31, Sriharikota PSLV.
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2010 July 12 - . 03:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • Aissat 1 - . Mass: 6.00 kg (13.20 lb). Nation: Norway. Agency: ISRO. Program: AIS. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 36797 . COSPAR: 2010-035C. Apogee: 636 km (395 mi). Perigee: 620 km (380 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Satellite-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to track maritime assets worldwide (all vessels over 300 metric tons are equipped with AIS transponders)..

2013 February 25 - . 12:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • TUGSAT-1 - . Payload: BRITE-A. Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: Austria. Class: Astronomy. Type: Astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 39091 . COSPAR: 2013-009F. Apogee: 784 km (487 mi). Perigee: 770 km (470 mi). Inclination: 98.6300 deg. Period: 100.38 min. Satellite based on the Toronto Generic Nanosatellite Bus, built by the Technical University of Graz, Austra with help from UTIAS. Carried an 0.03m telescope-photometer for stellar photometry and astroseismology..
  • UniBRITE - . Payload: BRITE-U. Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: Austria. Class: Astronomy. Type: Astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 39092 . COSPAR: 2013-009G. Apogee: 783 km (486 mi). Perigee: 771 km (479 mi). Inclination: 98.6300 deg. Period: 100.39 min. Nanosatellite built by UTIAS for the University of Vienna, Austria. Carried an 0.03m telescope-photometer for stellar photometry and astroseismology..

2013 November 21 - . 07:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Dombarovskiy. Launch Pad: xxx. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Lem - . Payload: BRITE-PL. Mass: 6.00 kg (13.20 lb). Nation: Poland. Class: Astronomy. Type: Astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 39431 . COSPAR: 2013-066R. Apogee: 884 km (549 mi). Perigee: 594 km (369 mi). Inclination: 97.7500 deg. Period: 99.59 min. Satellite using Toronto's GNB bus carrying the BRITE-PL astronomical photometry payload for the Polish Academy of Sciences..

2014 June 19 - . 19:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Dombarovskiy. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Brite Toronto - . Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: Canada. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40020 . COSPAR: 2014-033L. Apogee: 739 km (459 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9600 deg. Period: 98.27 min. BRIght-star Target Explorer to observe the brightest starts for variability..

2014 June 30 - . 04:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • NLS 7.1/Canx 4 - . Mass: 15 kg (33 lb). Nation: Canada. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40055 . COSPAR: 2014-034C. Apogee: 661 km (410 mi). Perigee: 639 km (397 mi). Inclination: 98.2500 deg. Period: 97.73 min. Univeristy of Toronto demonstration of on-orbit formation flying using differential GPS..
  • NLS 7.2/Canx 5 - . Mass: 15 kg (33 lb). Nation: Canada. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40056 . COSPAR: 2014-034D. Apogee: 662 km (411 mi). Perigee: 639 km (397 mi). Inclination: 98.2500 deg. Period: 97.73 min.

2014 July 8 - . 15:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Aissat 2 - . Mass: 6.00 kg (13.20 lb). Nation: Norway. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40075 . COSPAR: 2014-037G. Apogee: 633 km (393 mi). Perigee: 623 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 97.27 min. Satellite-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to track maritime assets worldwide (all vessels over 300 metric tons are equipped with AIS transponders)..

2014 August 19 - . 03:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. Launch Pad: LC9. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4B.
  • Brite-PL 2 - . Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: Poland. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40119 . COSPAR: 2014-049B. Apogee: 634 km (393 mi). Perigee: 609 km (378 mi). Inclination: 98.0200 deg. Period: 97.13 min. 'Heweliusz' (Hewelius) astronomy nanosatellite. The sixth and final member of the planned BRITE constellation carried an R-band photometer..


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