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BRICSat 2 (USNAP 1 / Navy-OSCAR 103 / NO 103)


BRICSat 2 (Ballistically Reinforced Communication Satellite) is a low cost 1.5U CubeSat built by the US Naval Academy Satellite Lab in collaboration with George Washington University, that will demonstrate on-orbit operation of a Micro-Cathode Arc Thruster (”CAT) electric propulsion system and carries an Amateur communication payload as a follow on to BRICSat-P (BRICSat 1).

Four ”CAT offset thrusters can both change the attitude of BRICSAT-2 but also do some orbit maneuvering.

BRICSat-2 has a Amateur communication payload on boards. An APRS constellation transponder with a telemetry downlink on 437.975 MHz and with packet up- and downlinks on 145.825 MHz 1k2 and 9k6 AX25.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, Communication
Operator: US Naval Academy Satellite Lab, George Washington University
Contractors: US Naval Academy Satellite Lab, George Washington University
Configuration: CubeSat (1.5U)
Propulsion: 4 × ”CAT
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 300 km Ś 847 km, 28.52°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BRICSat 2 (USNAP 1, Navy-OSCAR 103, NO 103) 2019-036S 25.06.2019 CCK LC-39A Falcon-Heavy (Block 5) with DSX , FORMOSAT 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F, GPIM, OTB 1, NPSat 1, Oculus-ASR, Prox 1, LightSail 2, ARMADILLO, FalconSat 7, E-TBEx A, E-TBEx B, PSat 2, Prometheus 2.6, Prometheus Mass Model, TEPCE 1, 2, CP 9 (LEO), StangSat

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