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RamSat

The RamSat is a 2U CubeSat education mission by the Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge Public Schools), Tennessee, to develop and implement a middle school STEM curriculum for building a CubeSat.

The satellite will use a small camera to try to take pictures of forest regrowth in the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg. That area burned in forest fires fed by high winds after Thanksgiving 2016, killing 14 people and damaging or destroying more than 2,500 homes and businesses.

It was selected in 2018 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Education
Operator: Oak Ridge Public Schools, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Contractors: Oak Ridge Public Schools, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RamSat - (via NASA ELaNa program) with ?

References:

  • Oak Ridge Today: , 10 March 2018