PW-Sat 2 [Marcin Świetlik]
PW-Sat 2 is a polish nanosatellite. The CubeSat-based satellite is to deploy a drag parachute in space.
PW-Sat 2 is build on the 2U CubeSat form factor. It features two deployable solar panels.
The main PW-Sat 2 payload is a deorbitation system - a drag parachute opened behind the satellite - which allows faster removal of satellites from their orbit after it completes its mission.
Aditional payloads are a simple sun sensor and two cameras. One of the cameras is to observe the sky as a prototype of star tracker, while the other is employed to observe the deployment of the drag sail.
The launch of PW-Sat 2 is planned for 4Q 2017 as a secondary payload on a Falcon-9 v1.2 flight.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Warsaw University of Technology|
|Contractors:||Warsaw University of Technology|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|PW-Sat 2||-||2018||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2||with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, ESEO, Hawk 1, 2, 3, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4 v2, ROSE 1, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 2, Eaglet 1, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, ICE-Cap, K2SAT, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, ZACUBE 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Hamilton 1, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 9, 10, 11, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, BeeSat 5, 6, 7, 8, BlackHawk, ENOCH, KazSciSat, ORS 1, SIRION Pathfinder 2, (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov)|