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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Warsaw University of Technology|
|Contractors:||Warsaw University of Technology|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|PW-Sat 2||-||2017||Falcon-9 v1.2||with ?|