Libertad 1

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Libertad 1
Pico-satelite Libertad 1.JPG
Libertad 1
Operator Sergio Arboleda University
Website Libertad 1 Space Program
Start of mission
Launch date April 17, 2007 (2007-04-17)
Rocket Dnepr
Launch site Baikonur 109/95
Contractor ISC Kosmotras
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth

Libertad 1 (English: Freedom 1) is a single CubeSat built by the Space Program of the Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia. It was launched aboard a Dnepr rocket on April 17, 2007 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan and became the first Colombian satellite to orbit the Earth. It used a telemetric payload to keep it in communication with the University. It was expected to have a 50-day lifespan, however news reports two years after it was launched stated the satellite was still working and sending information, passing over Colombia twice a day.


  • Team Leader : Raúl A. Joya & iván Luna Castro
  • C&DH Developer : Andres Alfonso Caro
  • COMM & Telemetry Developer : Cesar Fernando Valero Sepulveda
  • Attitude Determination : Paul Nuñez
  • PCBs : Miguel Ariza

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