ADAMASat [Kentucky Space]
ADAMASat (Antenna Deployment and Mono-filament Actuator Satellite) was a sub-orbital payload designed and developed by Kentucky Space.
ADAMASat was built to the 2U CubeSat form factor and was battery powered. It tested during an about 8 minutes duration suborbital flight the KySat-1 antenna deployment mechanism and actuator circuit. The purpose was to gain confidence of the antenna deployment mechanism that consists of a mono-filament wire wrapped around the satellite to hold down itís antennas, and a Nichrome cutter that burns the monofilament line to release the antennas. ADAMASat performed four tests of this mechanism while in space.
ADAMASat was flown on a suborbital 8 minutes flight on a Terrier Mk.70 Improved Malemute sounding rocket together with the Cal Poly 1U cubesat test on the SOCEM (SubOrbital CubeSat Experimental Mission) mission.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Space Systems Lab|
|Contractors:||Space Systems Lab|
|Lifetime:||< 1 hour|
|ADAMASat||N/A||27.03.2010||WI LA-1-AML||*||Terrier Mk.70 Improved Malemute||with Cal Poly 1U, NASA 12.067GT|
* = suborbital