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Bevo 1 (DRAGONSAT 1)

Bevo 1 (DRAGONSAT 1)
[University of Texas]

Bevo 1 is a picosat mission of the University of Texas. 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).

The satellite was deployed together with its sister satellite AggieSat2 from Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-127), but the satellites failed to separate from each other.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Texas at Austin
Contractors: University of Texas at Austin
Equipment: DRAGON GPS Receiver
Configuration: 5" cube
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3.5 kg
Mass: 5 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Bevo 1 (DRAGONSAT 1, ex PARADIGM) 2009-038B 15.07.2009 CC LC-39A p Shuttle with Endeavour F23 (STS-127), JEF (JEM-EF), JLE (JEM-ELM-ES), ANDE-2 AA, ANDE-2 PA, AggieSat2 / failed to separate from AggieSat2