LituanicaSAT-2 Announced

LituanicaSAT-1 with Vytenis Buzas and Laurynas Maciulis - Credit

LituanicaSAT-1 with Vytenis Buzas and Laurynas Maciulis – Credit

The LituanicaSAT team has announced on Facebook that the LituanicaSAT-2 CubeSat will be coming soon.

It is hoped the CubeSat will be among 50 satellites launched in the 1st quarter of 2016 on the Ukrainian Cyclone 4 launcher from the Alcantara launch site built by Ukraine and Brazil. The new launch site is located near the Atlantic coast of Brazil just 2.3 degrees south of the equator.

LituanicaSAT-2 will be more complex than the first and will test a new propulsion system which will enable it to change orbit.

LituanicaSAT-2 - Credit

LituanicaSAT-2 – Credit

Currently CubeSats deployed in very low Earth orbit may only last 3 months before burning up in  the Earth’s atmosphere, the propulsion system could extend that up to 18 months.

Read the article about LituanicaSAT-2 in Google English at


You can watch a presentation by Gintautas Sulskus on the first LituanicaSAT CubeSat at

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