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BergSAT is a fun project of engineers working at Etse Electronics (www.etse.co.za). Doing satellite work for other companies, but not being able to launch our own, we decided to launch a satellite on Stellenbosch mountain.

The launch date was 25 February 2011 and the duration was 5 hours - from 6 am to 1 pm. The satellite was deployed at a height of 1355 m.

The satellite consists of a solar panel, battery, RF modem, antenna, flash, camera and video camera. It can measure temperature, pressure and various voltages and currents of the system.