DragonSat 1 [USNA]
DragonSat 1 is an 1 Unit CubeSat designed and built by students of the Drexel University and the US Naval Academy.
The mission of DragonSat-1 is to take pictures of aurora (northern and southern lights) to observe the radiation dissipation intensity during the solar events, and to perform technology demonstration of gravity-gradient-boom deployment mechanism in space.
In 2011, DragonSat was down-selected for a launch opportunity through the NASA ELaNa program.
The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit on the ELaNa-4 mission, but no signals were received.
|Type / Application:||Magnetospheric Research, Technology|
|Operator:||Drexel University, US Naval Academy|
|Contractors:||Drexel University, US Naval Academy, Pumpkin Inc. (bus)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||498 km × 502 km, 40.53°|
|DragonSat 1||2013-064D||20.11.2013||WI LA-0B||Minotaur-1||with STPSat 3, ORS 3, ORSES, ORS Tech 1, ORS Tech 2, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B, Prometheus 1.1, ..., 1.8, Black Knight 1, NPS-SCAT, COPPER, ChargerSat 1, TJ3Sat, Trailblazer 1, Vermont Lunar Cubesat, SwampSat, CAPE 2, KySat 2, PhoneSat v2.4|