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CapSat 1

CapSat 1 [Weiss School]

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's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Weiss School
Contractors: Weiss School
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries, capacitors
Mass: 1 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CapSat 1 1998-067UH 15.07.2022 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-25, EMIT, BeaverCube, CLICK A, D3, JAGSAT 1, FUTABA, HSU-SAT 1, TUMnanoSAT

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