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PQ-Gemini++ 1, 2, 3, 4

PQ-Gemini++ were four 5 cm cubesats each having a mass of 120 g developed by Micro-Space Inc.

The four satellites were to carry the following experiments:

  • Magnetic Torque despin and attitude stabilization.
  • Record Magnetic Induction Proximity Tracking data.
  • Phase Lock 300 Baud Data stream of satellite group and Phase Lock RF with mathematical offsets.
  • Optically verify Attitude Control.
  • Monitor Deorbit Drag deployment.

In addition to validating general satellite systems, was to be capable of demonstrating Micro-Space interferometric techniques to characterize orbital differences using only precision range data between ultralight spacecraft in preparation for autonomous rendezvous. Additional systems were to allow the relative positions, distance and rotational alignment of the four satellites to be continuously monitored.

The mission apparently was cancelled following the death of Richard P. Speck, the companies founder, in 2011.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Micro-Space Inc.
Contractors: Micro-Space Inc.
Equipment:
Configuration: 1U PocketQube
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 0.12 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PQ-Gemini++ 1 - cancelled Do Dnepr with ?
PQ-Gemini++ 2 - cancelled Do Dnepr with ?
PQ-Gemini++ 3 - cancelled Do Dnepr with ?
PQ-Gemini++ 4 - cancelled Do Dnepr with ?