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SwampSat 2

SwampSat 2 [UFL]

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's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Florida, Gainesville
Contractors: University of Florida, Gainesville
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: x kg
Orbit: 459 km 476 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SwampSat 2 2019-071E 02.11.2019 WI LC-0A Antares-230+ with Cygnus CRS-12, STPSat 4, HARP, Phoenix, RadSat-u, SOCRATES, Argus 02, HuskySat 1, AeroCube 14A, 14B, AeroCube 15A, 15B, Orbital Factory 2
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