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Futura SM1

Futura SM1 [SpaceMind]

Futura SM1 is a 3U Cubesat developed by NPC SpaceMind.

The main goal of Futura-SM1, which is based on a 3U CubeSat platform designed to operate in low-Earth orbit, is to demonstrate the NPC SPACEMIND 3U platform in-orbit alongside ARTICA, an innovative deorbiting sail device whose goal is to highly accelerate the orbital decaying time, offering a solution to the problem of space debris.

The satellite was launched via the ION-SCV 008 deployer on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) in January 2023.

Nation: Italy
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: SpaceMind
Contractors: SpaceMind
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Futura SM1 2023-001DA 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, uSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, MDQSAT 1A, 1B, PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS-RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha
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