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ARKSAT 1

The ARKSAT 1 (Arkansas Satellite) is a 1U CubeSat technology demonstration mission by the University of Arkansas.

ARKSAT-1 is to demonstrate LEO-to-Earth atmospheric composition measurements using an on-board xenon flash bulb as the calibrated source for ground tracking, CubeSat-scaled, telescope(s) mounted with UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer(s). It secondary focus is to demonstrate CubeSat deorbiting using Solid State Inflation Balloon (SSIB) developed for STMD’s Small Satellite Technology Program (SSTP).

The light emitters based on Hamamatsu L12336 Series Compact 2W xenon flash lamp module.

It was selected in 2017 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Arkansas
Contractors: University of Arkansas
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1xU)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ARKSAT 1 - (via NASA ELaNa program) with ?