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BAMA 1, 2


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.

BAMA 2 was created as a replacement for the failed BAMA 1 to be launched NET June 2024.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Contractors: University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BAMA 1 2022-F01 10.02.2022 CC SLC-46 F Astra Rocket-3.3 with INCA, R5 S1, QubeSat
BAMA 2 - 2024 with ?


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