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JAWSAT

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental
Operator: Air Force Academy, Weber State University
Contractors: Air Force Academy, Weber State University, USAF STP (Space Test Program)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 64 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
JAWSAT - cancelled Va MSLS-B