MakerSat 0 [Northwest Nazarene University]
MakerSat 0 is a technology demonstration by the Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, of a 3-D printed 1U CubeSat, which contains common satellite power, control, computing, and radio communication tasks connected to four science boards.
MakerSat-0 will be placed in a SSO where it will monitor characteristics of different plastics in the vacuum of space while also capturing images of the earth. This is in preparation for MakerSat-1 – a CubeSat to be manufactured and assembled on the International Space Station.
MakerSat 0 was selected in 2016 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program. It was baselined to fly in 2018 on the ELaNa 20 mission on a LauncherOne rocket, but has moved up to a 2017 launch on the ELaNa 14 mission on a Delta-7920-10C.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Northwest Nazarene University|
|Contractors:||Northwest Nazarene University, NearSpace Launch|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||454 km × 818 km, 97.7°|
|MakerSat 0||2017-073D||18.11.2017||Va SLC-2W||Delta-7920-10C||with JPSS 1, MiRaTA, Buccaneer RMM, EagleSat, RadFxSat (Fox 1B)|