Third heaviest satellite launched by Technical University Berlin into space at 12 kg
Operated by Technical University Berlin of Germany, SALSAT is a civil satellite launched for the purpose of space science.
Constructed by Technical University Berlin (Germany), it was launched into space on 28 September 2020 using Soyuz-2.1b as the launch vehicle from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. SALSAT orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.
SALSAT has a launch mass of 12 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2020-068K and NORAD ID 46495.
Taking 96 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 546km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 568km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.59E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.