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-α rocket.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Benchmark Space Systems|
|Contractors:||Benchmark Space Systems; NearSpace Launch (bus)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|BSS 1||-||2021||Va SLC-2W||Firefly-α||with NPS-CENETIX-Orbital 1, Serenity, Hiapo, Cresst Dream Comet, FossaSat 1b, FossaSat 2, GENESIS-L, GENESIS-N, Qubik 1, Qubik 2, Spinnaker-3/Firefly Capsule 1|