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CryoCube 2 (CC 2)

CryoCube 2 (CC 1) is a nanosatellite developed by NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to perform cryogenic fluid management experiments.

CryoCube-2 will perform experiments on cyrogenic propellant storage and transfer experiments that support the development of in-space propellant depots or a cryogenic propulsion state. It will collect data on mxing of stratified liquid oxygen and on slosh of the liquid induced by applied accelerations.

The 3U Cubesat features deployable solar arrays, which double as a solar heat shield. A second deployable heat shield will block earth's infrared radiation. Active doors will expose the cryogenic oxygen tank to space during eclipse phases.

It was selected in 2013 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Contractors: NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), SLI
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CryoCube 2 (CC 2) - 201x with ?
Further CryoCube (CC) missions: