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SwampSat 2

The SwampSat 2 is a 3U CubeSat mission by the University of Florida, Gainesville, for a Design-Build-Fly CubeSat for Characterization of VLF Wave in Low Earth Orbit.

SwampSat 2 is a technology demonstration mission to test a boom and antenna spooling and deployment mechanism to support a matched very low frequency (VLF, 3-30 kHz) antenna receiver pair. It will experimentally quantify VLF electromagnetic wave propagation through the lower ionosphere in order to elucidate the role of VLF whistler-mode waves in controlling the energetic particle populations of the Earth's radiation belts.

It was selected in 2017 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Florida, Gainesville
Contractors: University of Florida, Gainesville
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: x kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SwampSat 2 - (via NASA ELaNa program) with ?
Further SwampSat missions: