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PROVES-Yearling [Cal Poly]

PROVES-Yearling (Pleiades Rapid Orbital Verification Experimental System) is a 1U CubeSat technology demonstration mission by Cal Poly Pomona’s Bronco Space based on the PyCubed architecture and is designed to function as a space lab bench.

Modularity and low-cost hardware is priorized in order to create a CubeSat kit that can be made available to other university CubeSat programs to help them get a head start on development. The PROVES kit will include an unassembled structure, the novel Lovelace flight computer architecture, and a software instruction manual. Universities will also have access to the open source files for the entire kit. The kit's goal is to bridge the knowledge gap between what undergraduates are taught and what it takes to engineer a spacecraft.

The satellite carries along with it a Sony Spresense camera as well as 3 IMU's.

It was launched in January 2023 on Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) on the Orbiter SN1 space tug.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Cal Poly Pomona’s Bronco Space
Contractors: Cal Poly Pomona’s Bronco Space
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1.75 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PROVES-Yearling 2023-001 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, ÑuSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, (Skyline Celestial), MDQSAT 1A, 1B, (NPC Spacemind), PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha

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