The first Slovak satellite in space powered by Slovak Organization for Space Activities.
This project’s main objective was to gain hands-on experience with everything involved in satellite manufacturing and to strengthen Slovakia's position within the European Space Agency's (ESA's) group of cooperating states.
Weight: 1045 g
Radio: 437, 1 MHz (UHF), 2401 MHz (S-Band)
Orbit height: 500- 550 km
Orbit type: Sun-synchronous (LTDN 10: 00-10: 45)
Launch date: June 23, 2017
Status: Was active for 569 days after launch
Spacemanic was established as a spin-off company from this paramount Slovak project.
skCUBE was launched to space on June 23, 2017, at approximately 03:59 UTC on an Indian rocket PSLV-XL, from Cosmodrome Sriharikota.
skCUBE carried a digipeater on UHF, a CW beacon on UHF and an imager using 2.4 GHz downlinks. There were also ther additional experiments including a VLF receiver.
After 569 days in space contact with the radio was lost. 22 out of 25 experiments were successful.