Hawksat 1 [HISS]
HawkSat 1 is Hawk Institute for Space Sciences (HISS) first satellite and utilizes commercial off-the-shelf components.
The primary function of HawkSat 1 was to act as a proof of concept vehicle for future satellites to be developed by the Hawk Institute for Space Sciences. It also carried a customer payload developed by a major aerospace firm. This experiment contained an external payload board which exposes newly developed materials to the radiation and temperatures encountered in the space environment.
Because of a fast-track production schedule planned to meet the upcoming launch date, the HISS design leveraged the strengths of a CubeSat kit produced by Pumpkin, Inc., a firm specializing in satellite design kits.
The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit, but no signals were received.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Hawk Institute for Space Sciences (HISS)|
|Contractors:||Hawk Institute for Space Science; Pumpkin, Inc. (bus)|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||426 km × 466 km, 40.46°|
|HawkSat 1||2009-028D||19.05.2009||WI LA-0B||Minotaur-1||with TacSat 3, PharmaSat 1, CP 6, AeroCube 3|