NanoSail D (launch and deployed) [NASA]
NanoSail D is a cubesat-based solar sail demonstrator. The mission goals are:
Two units of the NanoSail D satellites have been built. The first satellite failed to reach orbit due to a malfunction of the Falcon-1 launch vehicle first stage.
The second satellite was deployed from FASTSAT-HSV 01 on 06.12.2010 after launch on a Minotaur-4 HAPS rocket from Kodiak on 20.11.2010. The Nanosail D was to be ejected on 06.12.2010, but it failed to leave its deployer. The satellite was then spontaneously ejected on 19.01.2011 and successfully deployed the sail three days later.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Contractors:||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Orbit:||330 km × 685 km, 9° (#D1, planned); 641 km × 652 km, 72° (#D2)|
|NanoSail D||03.08.2008||Om||F||Falcon-1||with Trailblazer, PreSat, Celestis 07|
|NanoSail D2||20.11.2010||Kd LP-1||Minotaur-4 HAPS||with STPSat 2, FASTRAC 1, FASTRAC 2, FalconSat 5, FASTSat-HSV 01, RAX 1, O/OREOS, Ballast A, Ballast B|