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Cygnus Mass Simulator (A-One)

Cygnus Mass Simulator [OSC]

The Cygnus Mass Simulator is a dummy payload represanting the mass properties of the Cygnus-PCM spacecraft on the maiden flight of the Antares-110 rocket (A-One mission).

On the mass simulator, two ISIPod cubesat dispensers are mounted to deploy four cubesats flown as piggy-back payloads. The cubesats were ejected before the mass simulator was separated from the second stage.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Vehicle evaluation
Operator: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power:
Lifetime:
Mass: 3800 kg
Orbit: 237 km × 258 km, 51.61
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Cygnus Mass Simulator 2013-016D 21.04.2013 WI LC-0A Antares-110 with Dove 1, PhoneSat v1a, PhoneSat v1b, PhoneSat v2a