nSight-1 is a nanosatellite designed and built by South African based SCS Space, a member of SCS Aerospace Group. Together with Pinkmatter Solutions and the Department of Trade and Industry, SCS Aerospace Group invested in the Sight-1 nanosatellite which forms part of the European Commission’s QB50 project. The nanosatellite was launched to the International Space Station on 18 April 2017 and successfully deployed into 400km low-Earth orbit on the 25 May 2017.
Following a variety of systematic health checks and system performance checks, SCS Space can inform with delight that nSight1 mission operation is satisfactory with the following milestones being accomplished:
The video clip below gives an overview of this image.
Here are the various images relating to the above video:
Other milestones achieved confirming the system performance of the secondary payloads, are:
Major next steps:
Thank you to all our project partners including Pinkmatter Solutions, Department of Trade and Industry, Space Advisory Company, NewSpace Systems, Stellenbosch University, CubeSpace, Spaceteq, Simera Technology Group, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, DeltaV Aerospace, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the Amateur Radio Society.
Regards, Hendrik Burger
SCS Space: CEO
A member of the SCS Aerospace Group