BGUSAT: Israeli Academia’s First Nanosatellite for Research Purposes Will Open Up New Frontiers of Knowledge

BGUSAT, Israeli academia’s first nanosatellite, was successfully launched into space on February 15, 2017 to conduct BGU scientific missions. It is the result of a five year joint project between BGU, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space. The satellite, 10x10x30 centimeters (a little bit larger than a milk carton) and weighing just five kilograms, is outfitted with innovative new cameras that can detect climate phenomena and a guidance system that lets the operators choose the areas to shoot and research through a dedicated ground station at BGU.