JAWSAT structure with PPT [NASA]
The JAWSAT ((Joint Air Force Academy / Weber State University Satellite) project was developed by students working alongside aerospace professionals.
Initially it was designed with a Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT) to train Air Force Academy cadets. It was to carry a PPT of LES-8/-9 heritage. JAWSAT was to be launched in 1997/98 on a modified Minuteman target launch vehicle (MSLS-B). During development, the mission was changed by deleting the PPT experiment in favour of two other experiments and a new structure, which finally flew on 2000 as JAWSAT on a Minotaur-1 rocket.
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Operator:||Air Force Academy, Weber State University|
|Contractors:||Air Force Academy, Weber State University, USAF STP (Space Test Program)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|