PhoneSat v2.0 [NASA]
PhoneSat 2.0 is a technology demonstration mission consisting of a 1U CubeSat intended to prove that a smartphone can be used to perform many of the functions required of a spacecraft bus.
PhoneSat 2.0 features a newer Nexus-S smartphone made by Samsung Electronics running Google's Android operating system to provide a faster core processor, avionics and gyroscopes.
PhoneSat 2.0 also supplements the capabilities of PhoneSat 1.0 by adding a two-way S-band radio to allow engineers to command the satellite from Earth, solar panels to enable longer-duration missions, and a GPS receiver. In addition, PhoneSat 2.0 adds magnetorquer coils – electro-magnets that interact with Earth's magnetic field – and reaction wheels to actively control the satellite's orientation in space.
The satellite called Alexander was launched as a secondary payload on the maiden flight of the Antares-110 launch vehicle in 2013.
In improved version called Phonesat 2.4 was launched in 2013 on a Minotaur-1 booster under the ELaNa-4 mission.
PhoneSat 2.5 was launched piggy-back on a Falcon-9 v1.1 in February 2014 on the ELaNa-5 mission.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Contractors:||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Lifetime:||7 days (#2.0b)|
|Orbit:||301 km × 332 km, 51.67° (#2.5)|
|PhoneSat 2.0b (Alexander)||2013-016A||21.04.2013||WI LC-0A||Antares-110||with Cygnus Mass Simulator, PhoneSat v1a, PhoneSat v1b, Dove 1|
|PhoneSat 2.4||2013-064B||20.11.2013||WI LA-0B||Minotaur-1||with STPSat 3, ORS 3, ORSES, ORS Tech 1, ORS Tech 2, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B, Prometheus 1.1, ..., 1.8, Black Knight 1, NPS-SCAT, COPPER, ChargerSat 1, TJ3Sat, Trailblazer 1, Vermont Lunar Cubesat, SwampSat, CAPE 2, DragonSat 1, KySat 2|
|PhoneSat 2.5||2014-022E||18.04.2014||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.1||with Dragon CRS-3, OPALS, HDEV, ALL-STAR/THEIA, KickSat 1, SporeSat 1, TSAT|