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BSS 1

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Benchmark Space Systems
Contractors: Benchmark Space Systems; NearSpace Launch (bus)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: DFAST
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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