PEASSS [PEASSS consortium]
PEASSS (Piezo Electric Assisted Smart Satellite Structure) is a 3U CubeSat built by a multi-national consortium.
PEASSS is under development as part of a FP7 European Commission project involving Active Space Technologies GmbH (Germany), TNO and ISIS (Netherlands), SONACA (Belgium), Technion and NSL (Israel).
The main objective of the project is to develop, manufacture, test and qualify "smart structures" which combine composite panels, piezoelectric materials, and next generation sensors, for autonomously improved pointing accuracy and power generation in space. The system components include new nano satellite electronics, a piezo power generation system, a piezo actuated smart structure and a fiber-optic sensor and interrogator system.
The satellite was launched on a bulk Cubesat launch on an Indian PSLV-XL in February 2017.
|Nation:||Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Israel|
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||494 km × 504 km, 97.51°|
|PEASSS||2017-008BV||15.02.2017||Sr FLP||PSLV-XL||with Cartosat 2D, INS 1A, INS 1B, Flock-3p 1, ..., 88, Lemur-2 22, ..., 29, BGUSat, DIDO 2, Al-Farabi 1, Nayif 1|