KySat 1 [Kentucky Space]
KySat-1, the first satellite ever built in Kentucky, is a cube shaped picosat-class CubeSat satellite powered by solar energy, weighs 1 kg and measures 10 cm on a side.
Once KySat's on-board computers would have confirmed its release into orbit, Kentucky Space ground controllers in Kentucky would have operated the satellite for the duration of its expected 18-24 month mission. After proper operation was confirmed, KySat-1 was to be made available to K-12 students throughout Kentucky, and the world, to allow them to issue select commands to the satellite and download the data received.
KySat-2 was built by Kentucky Space, a consortium consisting of University of Kentucky and Morehead State University.
The launch under the ELanA-1 mission on a Taurus-3110 failed on 04.03.2011 when the payload fairing did not separate.
A reflight of an improved version as KySat-2 is planned for 2013.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|KySat 1||2011-F01||04.03.2011||Va 576E||F||Taurus-3110||with Glory, E1P, Hermes|