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AggieSat 2 (DRAGONSAT 2)

AggieSat 2 (DRAGONSAT 2)

AggieSat 2 is a picosat mission of Texas A&M. It is sponsored under NASA JPL's LONESTAR (Low Earth Orbiting Navigation Experiment for Spacecraft Testing Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking) program.

The mission is to test a GPS unit designed and built in house by NASA Johnson. Texas A&M and the University of Texas were required to build 5" cubesat spacecraft buses and support systems for the GPS units.

AggieSat2 and Bevo 1 are collectively known as DRAGONSAT (Dual Radio Frequencies Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator Satellite).

The satellite was deployed together with its sister satellite Bevo 1 from Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-127), but the satellites failed to separate from each other.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Texas A&M University
Contractors: Texas A&M University
Equipment: DRAGON GPS Receiver
Configuration: 5" cube
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 3.5 kg
Orbit: 325 km × 332 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AggieSat 2 (DRAGONSAT 2) 2009-038B 15.07.2009 CCK LC-39A p Shuttle with Endeavour F23 (STS-127), JEF (JEM-EF), JLE (JEM-ELM-ES), SEDA-AP, MAXI, ICS-EF, ANDE-2 AA, ANDE-2 PA, Bevo 1 / failed to separate from Bevo 1

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