Twin brother of BDSAT-1 satellite was launched and deployed on January 3rd, 2023.
Aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, on Transporter 6 rideshare mission.
BDSAT-2, a nanosatellite developed by Spacemanic on behalf of BD SENSORS in cooperation with the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) in Brno, Czechia. BDSAT-2’s mission objectives are to support Central Europe’s amateur radio community with various HAM functions and services, test prototype pressure measuring equipment in open space conditions and test the use of supercapacitors as an innovative energy satellite storage system.
"We are happy to support our customer BD Sensors again. Excellent cooperation with Exolaunch and our cutting-edge nanosatellite platform is a winning combination for all our customers, and we are looking forward to many more successful missions together," says Daniela Jovic, COO at Spacemanic.
Partner of the mission is a German company - Exolaunch, a global leader in rideshare launch, integration, deployment and in-space logistics products and services for the NewSpace industry.
“We at Exolaunch are glad to partner once more with Spacemanic for their latest mission,” says Jeanne Allarie, VP Launch at Exolaunch.
“The Central European region is a major up-and-comer in the NewSpace industry, and we are happy to support key players such as Spacemanic on their upward trajectory. This mission is also made possible by SpaceX and its Smallsat Rideshare Program, which has empowered NewSpace companies from all over the globe.”
This upcoming mission marks Spacemanic’s third launch agreement with Exolaunch, the previous two being Planetum-1 on Transporter-5 in May 2022 and BDSAT-1 on Transporter-4 in April 2022.
Soon after the launch, the first signal was received by the radio amateur 2380 - Piszkesteto UHF of the SatNOGS network.
Many successful data packages were received afterward, and we can confirm that the satellite is alive and well.
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