Hamilton 1 is a 1U CubeSat space test flight of Kubos's flight control open-source flight control and mission management software.
The satellite contains a UHF/VFH radio transceiver, microcontroller-based flight computer, fixed body-mounted solar panels, electrical power system with 18650 LiPo batteries, and a magnetorquer-based attitude determination and control system. The satellite has a mass of 1.5 kg, and stowed dimensions of approximately 10 × 10 × 11 cm. Its expected orbital lifetime is approximately 18 years, with an active mission duration of 2 years. Post-mission disposal will be accomplished by uncontrolled atmospheric re-entry.
In space, Hamilton-1 will utilize, a full-duplex TRXVU commercial CubeSat radio, manufactured by Integrated Solutions In Space. The space radio will transmit on 449 MHz, via an isotropic dipole antenna with a peak gain of approximately 2 dBiC. The peak Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power is 2 Watts (i.e, 33 dBm). The transmitted signal is GFSK-modulated, with a data rate of 9600 bps.
The satellite was planned to be launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket, but was delayed.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Hamilton 1||-||201x||with ?|