Space for the People

What is EQUiSat?

EQUiSat is Brown University's first nano satellite that will be launched by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative. EQUiSat is classified as a CubeSat, meaning that it is a 10-centimeter cube with a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms. Unlike many other CubeSats, EQUiSat is constructed by a small team of undergraduate engineering students with a small budget and only off-the-shelf products. Once launched, EQUiSat will emit a flashing ray of light visible by the naked eye from urban areas, and transmit a stream of information audible by any HAM radio user.