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Lucky-7

Lucky-7 [SkyFox Labs]

Lucky-7 is a Czech 1U-CubeSat mission built by SkyFox Labs for technology demonstration.

The main goal of the Lucky-7 is to test the first space friendly electronic spacecraft subsystems and design considerations in combination with modern COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) electrical components leading to increased radiation tolerance within the harsh space environment as a precursor for the next generation of Deep Space CubeSat missions and serving in future also for the conquest of Mars by CubeSats/small satellites.

To prove the subsystems in harsh environment, the retrograde Sun Synchronous Orbit at an altitude of 600 km passing through radiation belts was defined as a target. The satellite will contain MOSFET-Free Ultra High Efficient radiation tolerant switch mode low voltage power supply, cold redundant onboard computer with cold redundant UHF transceivers, cold redundant zero deployment torque dipole antennas, active Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem with special custom-made Ultra Low Power GPS-L1 navigation receiver and a set of high power LEDs transmitting in visible spectra (blue) to demonstrate EPS high power handling capability. Among those listed above the Digital Color camera module will be used aboard the satellite to capture the images of Earth to confirm ADCS stabilization functionality and “high” data transfer throughput capability of the custom-built FSK onboard radio.

Nation: Czech Republic
Type / Application: Technology, Earth observation
Operator: SkyFox Labs
Contractors: SkyFox Labs
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 600 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Lucky-7 - 2017 with ?

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