The PreSat (PharmaSat Risk Evaluation Satellite) CubeSat technology demonstration nanosatellite is a risk reduction and technology demonstration mission. It was developed in only 180 days in NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) Free Flyer (µSat FF) program, that is focused on implementing peer-reviewed fundamental space biology investigations on a microsatellite free flyer platform. It serves as a risk-reduction mission for PharmaSat.
The objectives of the mission are:
The satellite failed to reach orbit due to a launch vehicle staging malfunction.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Contractors:||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||330 km × 685 km, 9°|
|PreSat||2008-F01||03.08.2008||Om||F||Falcon-1||with Trailblazer, Nanosail D, Celestis 07|