RAMPART [Morehead State University]
Students at Morehead State University are building the RAMPART (Rapidprototyped MEMS Propulsion And Radiation Test) amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km.
It is a 2U CubeSat and will use a self-contained, warm gas, propulsion system to adjust satellite’s initial circular orbit of 500 km to an eliptical orbit with an apogee of 1200 km and perigee of 500 km at a 45° inclination.
The other objectives of the mission are:
RAMPART was to be launched as a piggy-back payload on a Minotaur-1 from Wallops Island in June 2013, but was delayed to a later launch. Apparently it has been cancelled.
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Operator:||Morehead State University|
|Contractors:||Morehead State University|
|Propulsion:||Warm gas propulsion system|
|Power:||Deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|RAMPART||-||cancelled||(via NASA ELaNa program)||with ?|