The SwampSat 2 is a 3U CubeSat mission by the University of Florida, Gainesville, for a Design-Build-Fly CubeSat for Characterization of VLF Wave in Low Earth Orbit.
SwampSat 2 is a technology demonstration mission to test a boom and antenna spooling and deployment mechanism to support a matched very low frequency (VLF, 3-30 kHz) antenna receiver pair. It will experimentally quantify VLF electromagnetic wave propagation through the lower ionosphere in order to elucidate the role of VLF whistler-mode waves in controlling the energetic particle populations of the Earth's radiation belts.
It was selected in 2017 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Florida, Gainesville|
|Contractors:||University of Florida, Gainesville|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|SwampSat 2||-||2019||WI LC-0A||Antares-230+||with Cygnus CRS-12, STPSat 4, HARP, Phoenix, RadSat-u, SOCRATES, MVP-Argus, HuskySat 1, AeroCube 14A, 14B, AeroCube 15A, 15B, Orbital Factory 2|