The JAWSAT (Joint Air Force Academy / Weber State University Satellite) project was developed by students working alongside aerospace professionals. Initially designed with a pulsed-plasma thruster to train Air Force Academy cadets (see JAWSAT), the mission has since evolved to include the efforts of several universities, local aerospace companies, the Air Force Academy, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and NASA. Utilizing breakthrough technologies, JAWSAT deployed four satellites when it reached orbit. The onboard imaging system recorded the deployment of each payload with its six digital cameras. Two other experiments remained attached to the JAWSAT Multi-Payload Adaptor (MPA) frame.
JAWSAT also supported two other experiments that remained attached to its MPA frame:
One Stop Satellite Solutions has developed a robust spaceframe to meet the demands for the small satellite industry, the Multi-Payload Adaptor Frame (MPA). The frame consists of six waterjet-cut aluminum isogrid pieces assembled in a "windmill" design. Termed a multi-payload adaptor, it can be quickly and easily proportioned for multiple applications and payloads.
The mission ended when the satellite's main battery failed in May 2000.
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Operator:||Air Force Academy, Weber State University, USAF STP (Space Test Program)|
|Contractors:||One Stop Satellite Solutions (OSSS) (structure), Air Force Academy, Weber State University, USAF STP (Space Test Program)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||753 km × 805 km, 100.2°|
|JAWSAT (P98-1, WO 39, Webersat-OSCAR 39)||2000-004A||27.01.2000||Va CLF||Minotaur-1||with FalconSat 1, ASUSat 1, OCSE, OPAL, MEMS 1A, MEMS 1B, STENSAT, JAK, Thelma, Louise|