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BSS 1 [Benchmark Space Systems]

BSS 1 (Benchmark Space Systems 1) is a technology demonstration 3U CubeSat by Benchmark Space Systems. It is to demonstrate the DFAST propulsion system.

BSS1 mission is to demonstrate DFAST propulsion system, which uses inert non-toxic powdered fuel that is filled before shipping and remains inert until pressurization command is triggered on-orbit. The Cubesat was built by NearSpace Launch.

The satellite is one of the passengers on the maiden launch of the Firefly-Alpha rocket.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Benchmark Space Systems
Contractors: Benchmark Space Systems; NearSpace Launch (bus)
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: DFAST
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BSS 1 2021-F08 03.09.2021 Va SLC-2W F Firefly-Alpha with Serenity, Hiapo, FossaSat 1b, FossaSat 2, GENESIS L, GENESIS N, Qubik 1, Qubik 2, Spinnaker-3/Firefly Capsule 1


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