Cygnus Mass Simulator [OSC]
The Cygnus Mass Simulator is a dummy payload represanting the mass properties of the Cygnus-PCM spacecraft on the maiden flight of the Antares-110 rocket (A-One mission).
On the mass simulator, two ISIPod cubesat dispensers are mounted to deploy four cubesats flown as piggy-back payloads. The cubesats were ejected before the mass simulator was separated from the second stage.
|Type / Application:||Vehicle evaluation|
|Operator:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Orbit:||237 km × 258 km, 51.61°|
|Cygnus Mass Simulator||2013-016D||21.04.2013||WI LC-0A||Antares-110||with Dove 1, PhoneSat v1a, PhoneSat v1b, PhoneSat v2a|