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.
|Type / Application:||Technology, satellite inspector|
|Contractors:||NASA Johnson Space Center|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|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|