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CapSat 1

The CapSat 1 (Capacitor Satellite 1) is an 1U CubeSat educational mission by the Weiss School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to establish a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program featuring a hands-on, research-focused approach, to foster studentís natural curiosity and to facilitate excellence via individual and team competitions.

CapSat-1 will measure capacitance and the discharge rate of capacitors as a function of time to test the efficiency of using capacitors as an electrical power system in place of lithium-ion batteries.

It was selected in 2019 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Weiss School
Contractors: Weiss School
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries, capacitors
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CapSat 1 - 202x with ?