KySat 1 [Kentucky Space]
KySat-1, the first satellite ever built in Kentucky, is a cube shaped picosat-class CubeSat satellite powered by solar energy, weighs 1 kg and measures 10 cm on a side. Once KySat's on-board computers confirm its release into orbit, Kentucky Space ground controllers in Kentucky will operate the satellite for the duration of its expected 18-24 month mission. After proper operation is confirmed, KySat-1 will be made available to K-12 students throughout Kentucky, and the world, to allow them to issue select commands to the satellite and download the data received.
The launch on a Taurus-3110 failed on 04.03.2011 when the payload fairing did not separate.
A reflight of the mission as KySat-2 is planned for 2013.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|KySat 1||04.03.2011||Va 576E||F||Taurus-3110||with Glory, E1P, Hermes|
|KySat 2||2013||WI LA-0B||Minotaur-1||with STPSat 3, ORS 3, STPSat 3, ORSES, ORS Tech 1, ORS Tech 2, Prometheus 1, Prometheus 2, Prometheus 3, Prometheus 4, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Firefly, STARE B (Horus), TetherSat 1, TetherSat 2, Black Knight 1, NPS-SCAT, CSIP, COPPER, SPA-1 Trailblazer, Lunar Orbiter-Lander CubeSat, SwampSat, CAPE 2, DragonSat 1|