Budapest University of Technology and Economics started to develop the first experimental Hungarian mini-sattelite. Three University departments and two companies are taking part in the project. CAD-Terv Llc. Is taking part in the CAD design, BHE Electronics Llc. will ground-test the 1kg sattelite.
The MaSat-1 will be able to function for 3 month at 2000km above the earth. The major systems are: high reliablity power supply system, low power-consumption communication system, redundant on-board data acquisition and computer system, orientation monitoring and control system.
The project cost is planned for 30 million HUF. The launch of the satellite is planned at the beginning of 2010.