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ROSE 1 [Phase Four]

ROSE 1 is a 6U CubeSat experimental spacecraft designed to provide an orbital test-bed for the Phase Four Radio Frequency Thruster (RFT), the first plasma propulsion system to fly on a nanosatellite.

This research program is intended to demonstrate that the Phase Four RFT can safely launch, operate and perform experimental orbital course corrections in space. For the ROSE-1 mission, the spacecraft will fly in a LEO near-circular orbit with altitude of approximately 575 km and with inclination of approximately 98.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Phase Four
Contractors: Phase Four
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: RFT
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ROSE 1 - 2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, HawkEye Pathfinder 1, 2, 3, SpaceCap, Flock-v 1, ..., 36, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ORS 7A, 7B, Centauri 2, COPPER 2, MinXSS 2, Audacy Zero, Eaglet 1, SeaHawk 1, Orbital Reflector, PW-Sat 2, SpaceBEE 9, 10, 11, Fox 1C, KNACKSAT, Elysium-Star 2, Hamilton 1, JY1-Sat, MOVE 2, Irvine 02, WeissSat 1, ?