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Miles

Miles [Team Miles]

Miles is a planned nanosat mission by Team Miles, a group of citizen scientists and engineers that initially came together through Tampa Hackerspace in Florida. It was selected by NASA's CubeQuest Challenge.

Miles is built to the 6U CubeSat standard. The entire Miles mission will be flown autonomously by a sophisticated onboard computer system and propelled by evolutionary plasma thrusters. Miles Space, in partnership with Fluid & Reason, LLC, is making use of a Model-H ion thruster design for CubeSat propulsion.

Miles is one of 13 cubesats planned to be carried with the Orion EM1 mission into a heliocentric orbit in cis-lunar space on the maiden flight of the SLS (Block 1) iCPS launch vehicle in 2019.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, interplanetary
Operator: Team Miles
Contractors: Team Miles
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: Model-H ion thruster
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: ~14 kg
Orbit: Solar orbit
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Miles - 2019 CCK LC-39B SLS (Block 1) iCPS with Orion EM1, BioSentinel, CuSP, LunaH-Map, Lunar-Flashlight, Lunar-IceCube, NEA-Scout, SkyFire, EQUULEUS, OMOTENASHI, ArgoMoon, Cislunar Explorer A, Cislunar Explorer B, CU-E3

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