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QubeScout S1

QubeScout S1 [UMBC]

QubeScout S1 is a FemtoSat built to the 2.5P PocketQube form factor (12.5 cm × 5 cm × 5 cm) designed and built by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

It will Flight test fine sunsensor developed in UMBC LACO lab and determine the dynamic attitude of the QubeScout platform and will monitor the change in rotation of QubeScout as a function of changing moment of inertia during solar panel/ de-orbiter.

The satellite will be deployed from the Italian UniSat 5 satellite from a MR-FOD (Morehead Roma Femtosat Orbital Deployer) deployer after launch on a Dnepr booster.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Contractors: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Configuration: PocketQube (2.5P)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 0.4 kg
Orbit: 590 km × 639 km, 97.80
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
QubeScout S1 2013-066AD 21.11.2013 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with DubaiSat 2, STSAT 3, WNISAT 1, SkySat 1, BRITE-PL, AprizeSat 7, AprizeSat 8, UniSat 5, Delfi-n3Xt, Dove 3, Dove 4, Triton 1, CINEMA 2, CINEMA 3, OPTOS, CubeBug 2, GOMX 1, NEE 02 Krysaor, FUNcube 1, HiNCube, ZACUBE 1, ICube 1, HumSat-D, PUCP-SAT 1, First-MOVE, UWE 3, VELOX P2, Pocket-PUCP, BeakerSat 1, $50SAT, Wren, BPA 3


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