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Shields 1

Shields 1 [JPL]

NASA Langley Research Center's Shields 1 3U CubeSat is a technology demonstration of environmentally durable space hardware to increase the technology readiness level of new commercial hardware through performance validation in the relevant space environment.

It incorporates three experiments: vault electronics, charge dissipation film resistance and vault shielding development that will provide radiation and operational data from the inner proton and outer electron belt regions.

Shields was baselined to be deployed into a highly eccentric geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) with a 240 km perigee, a 37500 km apogee and a 23 inclination, passing repeatedly through the radiation belts. Eventually it was flown in an polar 500 km orbit.

It was launched on the ELaNa-19 mission.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: NASA Langley Research Center
Contractors: NASA Langley Research Center
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 494 km × 514 km, 85.03
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Shields 1 2018-104B 16.12.2018 OnS LC-1A Electron KS with ALBus, CeREs, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat, RSat-P, STF 1, CubeSail A, CubeSail B, TOMSat EagleScout, TOMSat R3, SHFT 1


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