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Astro Digital Demo 9 (Shasta)

Astro Digital Demo 9 (Shasta) [Astro Digital]

Astro Digital Demo 9 or Shasta is a technology demonstration of a hyperspectral imaging payload.

The spacecraft bus is the Corvus-Micro design. The satellite bus uses reaction wheels, magnetic torque coils/rods, star tracker(s), magnetometers, sun sensors, and gyroscopes to enable precision 3-axis pointing without the use of propellant.

The Demo9 satellite is based on the standard Corvus-Micro bus and has a total mass of ~22.5 kg. The main spacecraft body has dimensions of ~34 cm × ~34 cm × ~49 cm. The satellite has multiple body-mounted solar panels (no deployable). The superstructure is comprised of 6 aluminum iso-grid outer panels. All the internal components are attached to the inner faces of these 6 structural panels. There is a Planetary Systems Lightband on the +X face of the spacecraft that is used to deploy the spacecraft from the launch vehicle. Two independent UHF TT&C antennas protrude from opposite sides of the spacecraft body. Two S-band TT&C antennas

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Astro Digital
Contractors: Astro Digital
Equipment: hyperspectral imaging payload
Configuration: Corvus-Micro
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 22.5 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Astro Digital Demo 9 (Shasta) - 2021 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with (SpaceX Transporter-2)