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CHEFsat

CHEFsat (Cost-effective High E-Frequency Satellite) is a 3U CubeSat to test and prepare consumer communications technology for use in space.

The growing range of devices, components and miniaturized technology available on consumer markets represents a boon for space exploration and cost management. CHEFSat specifically readies a consumer-grade radio frequency device for wider space use by testing its safety and effectiveness in a working CubeSat deployed from the International Space Station (ISS).

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Naval Research Lab (NRL)
Contractors: Naval Research Lab (NRL)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CHEFsat 2017-071 12.11.2017 WI LC-0A Antares-230 with Cygnus CRS-8, EcAMSat, TechEdSat 6, Lemur-2 50, ..., 57, ISARA, Asgardia 1, OCSD B, OCSD C, PropCube 2