IDEA-OSG 1 [Astroscale]
IDEA OSG 1 is a microsatellite developed by Astroscale, that will collect key information characterizing small-size debris from 100 µm or larger in LEO’s most congested areas. The objective is to contribute to the global effort of cataloguing small-size orbital debris and to improve future crewed and uncrewed space missions’ safety.
The 22 kg satellite measures 40 cm × 40 cm × 60 cm. It is powered by GaAS Solar Cells (30 W) and a NiMH Battery (10 Ah). The payload is a Space Debris Monitor consisting of two 35 cm × 35 cm sheets.
At the end of the mission a deployable deorbit sail will ensure rapid removement from orbit.
The satellite was launched on 28 November 2017 as a copassenger on a Soyuz-2-1b Fregat rocket, but was lost due to an upper stage problem.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Equipment:||Space Debris Monitor|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||582 km × 814 km, 97.95° (planned)|
|IDEA-OSG 1||2017-F05||28.11.2017||Vo LC-1S||F||Soyuz-2-1b Fregat||with Meteor-M 2-1, LEO Vantage 2, Baumanets 2, AISSat 3, Helios-Wire BIU, Landmapper-BC 3, Lemur-2 58-67, D-Star One, SEAM|