AggieSat 2 (DRAGONSAT 2)
AggieSat 2 is a picosat mission of Texas A&M. It is sponsored under NASA JPL's LONESTAR (Low Earth Orbiting Navigation Experiment for Spacecraft Testing Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking) program.
The mission is to test a GPS unit designed and built in house by NASA Johnson. Texas A&M and the University of Texas were required to build 5" cubesat spacecraft buses and support systems for the GPS units.
AggieSat2 and Bevo 1 are collectively known as DRAGONSAT (Dual Radio Frequencies Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator Satellite).
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Texas A&M University|
|Contractors:||Texas A&M University|
|Equipment:||DRAGON GPS Receiver|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||325 km × 332 km, 51.64°|
|AggieSat 2 (DRAGONSAT 2)||2009-038B||15.07.2009||CCK LC-39A||p||Shuttle||with Endeavour F23 (STS-127), JEF (JEM-EF), JLE (JEM-ELM-ES), ANDE-2 AA, ANDE-2 PA, Bevo 1 / failed to separate from Bevo 1|