CryoCube 1 [NASA]
CryoCube 1 (CC 1) is a nanosatellite developed by NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to perform cryogenic fluid management experiments.
CryoCube-1 will perform experiments for fluid location sensing, slosh characterization and cryogenic fluid transfer.
The 3U Cubesat features deployable solar arrays, which double as a solar heat shield. A second deployable heat shield will block earth's infrared radiation. Active doors will expose the cryogenic oxygen tank to space during eclipse phases.
It was selected in 2011 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to be launched as part of the ELaNa program. It was launched on board of Dragon CRS-19 to the ISS, where it was deployed on 19 February 2020.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC)|
|Contractors:||NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Sierra Lobo, Inc.|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|CryoCube 1 (CC 1)||1998-067RD||05.12.2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Dragon CRS-19, HISUI, CIRiS, MiniCarb, VPM, SORTIE, QARMAN, AztechSat 1, EdgeCube, MakerSat 1, ORCA 2, ORCA 8|