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RadSat-g [MSU]

The RadSat-g (Radiation Satellite), is an 3U CubeSat mission developed at the Montana State University as a technology demonstration of a new radiation tolerant computer system in a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite mission to demonstrate TRL-9 of the technology.

The computer system achieves radiation tolerance through a variety of fault mitigation approaches targeted at making commercial-off-the-shelf Field Programmable Gate Arrays less susceptible to single event effects. The computer system uses a novel fault mitigation strategy to recover from failures caused by high energy ionizing radiation.

The payload consists of a radiation tolerant computer system and a radiation sensor.

It was selected in 2015 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to be launched as part of the ELaNa program. It was launched on the ELaNa-23 mission on board of Cygnus CRS-9 to the ISS, where it was deployed on 13 July 2018 via the JEM airlock.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Montana State University
Contractors: Montana State University
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 398 km 407 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RadSat-g 1998-067PB 21.05.2018 WI LC-0A Antares-230 with Cygnus CRS-9, CubeRRT, HaloSat, Radix, RainCube, TEMPEST-D, Lemur-2 78, ..., 81, AeroCube 12A, AeroCube 12B, EQUiSat, MemSat, EnduroSat One


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