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.
|Type / Application:||technology|
|Operator:||Utah State University|
|Contractors:||Utah State University|
|Orbit:||409 km × 421 km, 51.64°|
|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|