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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 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
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SwampSat 2 TBD 02.11.2019 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
Further SwampSat missions: