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MakerSat 0

MakerSat 0 [Northwest Nazarene University]

MakerSat 0 is a technology demonstration by the Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, of a 3-D printed 1U CubeSat, which contains common satellite power, control, computing, and radio communication tasks connected to four science boards.

MakerSat-0 will be placed in a SSO where it will monitor characteristics of different plastics in the vacuum of space while also capturing images of the earth. This is in preparation for MakerSat-1 – a CubeSat to be manufactured and assembled on the International Space Station.

MakerSat 0 was selected in 2016 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program. It was baselined to fly in 2018 on the ELaNa 20 mission on a LauncherOne rocket, but has moved up to a 2017 launch on the ELaNa 14 mission on a Delta-7920-10C.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Northwest Nazarene University
Contractors: Northwest Nazarene University
Equipment: Camera
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MakerSat 0 - 2017 Va SLC-2W Delta-7920-10C with JPSS 1, MiRaTA, Buccaneer RMM, EagleSat, RadFxSat (Fox 1B)