• Development of a satellite-based system for connecting a set of users with a network of worldwide distributed sensors previously deployed. 
  • Provide hands-on-project experience on a space project to engineering/science students. 
  • Promote international cooperation among universities about space technology. 
  • Transfer technology to universities from developing countries.


Satellite parameters

Mass: 1 kg 

Perigee altitude: 577,2 [km] 

Apogee altitude: 617,6 [km] 

Inclination: 97,5°

Orbit type: Sun-synchronous

Status: In orbit, currently operational


Extra information

Team formed by the University of Vigo, as the project initiator, with the support of UNOOSA and ESA 

Experimental Communications Project for developing areas of the world (“D” from Demonstrator) 

HUMPL payload developed for main objective of receiving sensor data 

Deployed from Unisat-5, on the 21st of November 2013, after launch from a Dnepr booster

Radio Amateurs information

You can find information on how to decode Humsat-D beacons here