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DISCOSAT 1

DISCOSAT 1 (front and side panels omitted) [Discovery Museum]

DISCOSAT 1 (Discovery Museum Satellite 1) is an educational 2U CubeSat built by the Discovery Museum.

Its main focus is to be a research unit for researchers as well as a learning model for young school graders. The main research payload onboard the Museumís satellite will be a detector that will help characterize the amount of uncontrolled material in orbit, including both natural micrometeorites and man-made space debris through an innovative aerogel capture and stereographic camera system. The satellite will relay data to ground stations, including the Mission Control Center located at the Museum.

The spacecraft itself will be built and tested through collaboration among the Museum, the University of Hawaii/NASA Astrobiology Institute, the University of Bridgeport Engineering Department, and with the support of engineers from UTC Aerospace Systems.

DISCOSAT 1 was selected in 2013 for launch with NASAís ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Education
Operator: Discovery Museum, University of Hawaii
Contractors: Discovery Museum, University of Hawaii
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: none
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DISCOSAT 1 - (via NASA ELaNa program) with ?