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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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Space Systems Lab
Contractors: Space Systems Lab
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Lifetime: < 1 hour
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: suborbital
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ADAMASat N/A 27.03.2010 WI LA-1-AML * Terrier Mk.70 Improved Malemute with Cal Poly 1U, NASA 12.067GT

* = suborbital


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