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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||Phase Four, Astro Digital|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|ROSE 1||-||201x||with ?|