CNUSail-1 (Papillon) [Chungnam National University]
CNUSail 1 (Chungnam National University Sail) or Papillon is a solar sail experiment based on a 3U cubesat developed at the Chungnam National University, South Korea.
The purpose of the CNUSAIL-1 is to successfully deploy the solar sail in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and to perform de-orbiting using the sail membrane as a drag-sail. Deployment systems consist of quadrant sail membranes, four steel booms, and a spiral torsional. To produce high propellant, Kapton sheet with ultra-thin thickness (about 0.25 µm) is prepared as the sail membranes. The proposed Steel booms are C-shaped with 0.2 mm wall thickness and have a weight of 72 g per meter. The booms in the CNUSAIL-1 have 1.42 m length when fully deployed.
Launch and deployment was successful, but the satellite apparently failed to work.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||493 km × 506 km, 97.55°|
|CNUSail 1 (Papillon)||2018-004Y||12.01.2018||Sr FLP||PSLV-XL||with Cartosat 2F, Microsat-TD, LEO Vantage 1, Carbonite 2, ICEYE X1, INS 1C, Arkyd 6A, CICERO 7, Landmapper-BC 3 v2, Lemur-2 68, ..., 71, Flock-3p' 1, ..., 4, MicroMAS 2a, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, 2, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, DemoSat 2, Tyvak 61C, Fox 1D, STEP Cube Lab, SpaceBEE 1, ..., 4|