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HawkSat 1

Hawksat 1 [HISS]

HawkSat 1 is Hawk Institute for Space Sciences (HISS) first satellite and will utilize commercial off-the-shelf components.

Because of a fast-track production schedule planned to meet the upcoming launch date, the HISS design leveraged the strengths of a CubeSat kit produced by Pumpkin, Inc., a firm specializing in satellite design kits.

The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit, but no signals were received.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Hawk Institute for Space Sciences (HISS)
Contractors: Hawk Institute for Space Science; Pumpkin, Inc. (bus)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
HawkSat 1 2009-028D 19.05.2009 WI LA-0B Minotaur-1 with TacSat 3, PharmaSat 1, CP 6, AeroCube 3