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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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Phase Four
Contractors: Phase Four
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 - 2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, ESEO, Hawk 1, 2, 3, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 2, Eaglet 1, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, ICE-Cap, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, ZACUBE 2, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Hamilton 1, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 9, 10, 11, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, BeeSat 5, 6, 7, 8, BlackHawk, ENOCH, SIRION Pathfinder 2, (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov)