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GASPACS

GASPACS [Utah State University]

GASPACS (Get Away Special Passive Attitude Control Satellite) is technological 1U CubeSat mission designed by the Utah State University, Logan, Utah .

The primary objective of the GASPACS mission is to deploy and rigidize a 1 meter long inflatable UV cured boom from a 1U CubeSat platform in low Earth orbit. The secondary objective is to measure attitude behavior of GASPACS to observe the effectiveness of the deployed boom assisting in a passive attitude control system.

In 2014, GASPACS was down-selected for a launch opportunity through the NASA ELaNa program.

The satellite was launched onboard the Dragon CRS-24 cargo spacecraft to the ISS, where it will be deployed later.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: technology
Operator: Utah State University
Contractors: Utah State University
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 409 km 421 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GASPACS 1998-067TB 21.12.2021 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-24, STP-H7, STP-H8, DAILI, PATCOOL, TARGIT, Light 1, GT 1, FEES 2

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