Brown University’s first nanosatellite

Launched on July 13th, 2018. Deorbited on December 26, 2020. Designed from scratch by undergraduates and open-sourced to be experienced by everyone worldwide.

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Space has a reputation for being complicated.

Our mission is to change the public’s perception of the space industry. EQUiSat proved that space is accessible to amateurs.

There’s a first time for everything.

EQUiSat used 4 LiFePo4 batteries in space for the first time in history. They powered the LED beacon and data is being collected to characterize them to pave the way for their use in future NASA missions.

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For those looking to replicate EQUiSat,

it is reproducible in under a year for less than $5,000.

In order to track and interact with EQUiSat,

the satellite emitted a beam of light, visible to the naked eye from urban areas, and transmitted a signal audible for any HAM radio user.

For those looking to learn about space,

we are reaching out to schools, museums, and summer camps in the community to integrate our material into their curricula.

For other teams looking to build a CubeSat,

this project is open source. That is, any other team can use our designs, which can be found on the resources page.