QARMAN [Von Karman InstituteA]
QARMAN (QubeSat for Aerothermodynamic Research and Measurements on Ablation) is a Belgian 3U CubeSat, designed by the Von Karman Institute to to demonstrate reentry technologies, particularly novel heatshield materials, new passive aerodynamic drag and attitude stabilisation systems, and the transmission of telemetry data during reentry via data relay satellites in low-Earth orbit.
The satellite will perform experiments on stability during the orbit phase and measurements of ablation and radiation during re-entry.
QARMAN is to be launched in 2016 as part of the European Commission's QB50 flight.
The satellite will be launched with the bulk of the QB50 constellation to the ISS in 2017, from where they will be deployed.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Von Karman Institute|
|Contractors:||Von Karman Institute|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51° (typical)|
|QARMAN (QB50 BE05)||-||2017||with ?|