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ROSE 1

ROSE 1 [Phase Four]

ROSE 1 is a 6U CubeSat experimental spacecraft designed to provide an orbital test-bed for the Phase Four Radio Frequency Thruster (RFT), the first plasma propulsion system to fly on a nanosatellite.

This research program is intended to demonstrate that the Phase Four RFT can safely launch, operate and perform experimental orbital course corrections in space. For the ROSE-1 mission, the spacecraft will fly in a LEO near-circular orbit with altitude of approximately 575 km and with inclination of approximately 98.

The satellite was to be launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket, but was removed from this launch.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Phase Four
Contractors: Phase Four, Astro Digital
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: RFT
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ROSE 1 - 201x with ?