BAMA 1 [NASA]
BAMA 1 is 3U CubeSat designed and built by University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (UA).
BAMA-1 is a technology demonstration mission that will conduct a flight demonstration of a drag sail module by rapidly deorbiting the satellite. Spacecraft equipped with drag sail technology will be able to deorbit reliably and rapidly, thus reducing space debris and the risk to operational satellites, space stations, and crewed vehicles.
The satellite was launched on February 2022 on an Astra Rocket-3.3 but failed to reach orbit.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa|
|Contractors:||University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|BAMA 1||2022-F01||10.02.2022||CC SLC-46||F||Astra Rocket-3.3||with INCA, R5 S1, QubeSat|