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QARMAN (QB50 BE05)

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.

Nation: Belgium
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Von Karman Institute
Contractors: Von Karman Institute
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 months
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
QARMAN (QB50 BE05) - 2017 with ?

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