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CySat 1

CySat 1 [Iowa State University]

The CySat 1 (Cyclone Satellite 1) is a 3U CubeSat technology demonstrator mission by the Iowa State University to test an asteroid surveying payload and 3U satellite platform for operation in an asteroid environment, and enable students to design a small satellite system and mission from concept to flight.

The project is intended to establish a small satellite program at Iowa State that allows the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and coursework to a real astronautics project. CySat pulls students from a number of the Engineering Departments to foster an interdisciplinary environment within the College of Engineering and accomplish complex missions requiring multiple areas of expertise.

CySat will carry a miniature Infrared spectrometer and a mapping radar

It was selected in 2017 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Iowa State University
Contractors: Iowa State University
Equipment: Infrared spectrometer, Mapping Radar
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: x kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CySat 1 - 202x with?


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