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PW-Sat 2

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 satellite was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket. It operated successfully on orbit. On 23 February 2021 it reentered.

Nation: Poland
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Warsaw University of Technology
Contractors: Warsaw University of Technology
Equipment: Drag sail
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: 572 km × 591 km, 97.77
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PW-Sat 2 2018-099BJ 03.12.2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 1, Eaglet 1, Enoch, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, OrbWeaver 1, 2, SPAWAR-CAL O, OR, R


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