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R5 S1

R5 S2 and R5 S4 [NASA]

R5 S2 and R5 S4 are 6U CubeSat technology demonstration mission by NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, intended to assess the suitability of commercial off-the-shelf components for free-flying extravehicular inspection capabilities including cameras, computers, and algorithms.

These two 6U CubeSats are the first in the R5 series to include cold gas nitrogen RCS propulsion systems. Both are scheduled to launch to space in late 2022 for testing of both hardware and software systems needed for robust and low-cost in-space inspection.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, satellite inspector
Operator: NASA
Contractors: NASA Johnson Space Center
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
R5 S2 - 202x with ?
R5 S2-2.0 - 2023 Va SLC-2W Firefly-Alpha with CatSat, R5 S4, TechEdSat 11, KUbeSat 1, MESAT 1, REAL, Serenity (3), SOC-i
R5 S4 - 2023 Va SLC-2W Firefly-Alpha with CatSat, R5 S2-2.0, TechEdSat 11, KUbeSat 1, MESAT 1, REAL, Serenity (3), SOC-i

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