CNUSail-1 (Papillon) [Chungnam National University]
CNUSail 1 (Chungnam National University Sail) or Papillon is a solar sail experiment based on a 3U cubesat developed at the Chungnam National University, South Korea.
The purpose of the CNUSAIL-1 is to successfully deploy the solar sail in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and to perform de-orbiting using the sail membrane as a drag-sail. Deployment systems consist of quadrant sail membranes, four steel booms, and a spiral torsional. To produce high propellant, Kapton sheet with ultra-thin thickness (about 0.25 µm) is prepared as the sail membranes. The proposed Steel booms are C-shaped with 0.2 mm wall thickness and have a weight of 72 g per meter. The booms in the CNUSAIL-1 have 1.42 m length when fully deployed.
The satellite will be launched as a secondary payload on a Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket. It is expected to operate for three months.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|CNUSail 1 (Papillon)||-||2017||with ?, BlackSky Pathfinder 2, Arkyd 6A, Corvus-BC 3, EcAMSat, ITASAT 1, DIDO 1, ICE-Cap, ISARA, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, CANYVAL-X 1, CANYVAL-X 2, STEP Cube Lab, OCSD B, OCSD C, PropCube 2, skCUBE, SUCHAI|