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PW-Sat 2

PW-Sat 2 [Marcin Świetlik]

PW-Sat 2 is a polish nanosatellite. The CubeSat-based satellite is to deploy a drag parachute in space.

PW-Sat 2 is build on the 2U CubeSat form factor. It features two deployable solar panels.

The main PW-Sat 2 payload is a deorbitation system - a drag parachute opened behind the satellite - which allows faster removal of satellites from their orbit after it completes its mission.

Aditional payloads are a simple sun sensor and two cameras. One of the cameras is to observe the sky as a prototype of star tracker, while the other is employed to observe the deployment of the drag sail.

The launch of PW-Sat 2 is planned for 4Q 2017 as a secondary payload on a Falcon-9 v1.2 flight.

Nation: Poland
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Warsaw University of Technology
Contractors: Warsaw University of Technology
Equipment: Drag sail
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Mass: 2 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PW-Sat 2 - 2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 with SkySat 14, 15, SkySat 15, Eu:CROPIS, ORS 6, STPSat 5, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, HawkEye Pathfinder 1, 2, 3, SpaceCap, Flock-v 1, ..., 36, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ROSE 1, ORS 7A, 7B, COPPER 2, MinXSS 2, Audacy Zero, Eaglet 1, Orbital Reflector, SpaceBEE 9, 10, 11, Fox 1C, KNACKSAT, Elysium-Star 2, Hamilton 1, JY1-Sat, MOVE 2, ?


Further PW-Sat missions: