SwampSat is a student-developed nanosat mission of the University of Florida (UFL) in Gainesville, FL, USA.
The goal of the project is to test advanced CMGs (Control Moment Gyroscopes) designed for smallsats to increase the capabilities and hence the utility of CubeSats. The satellite demonstrated on-orbit precision three axes attitude control using a pyramidal configuration of CMGs. The satellite is designed around the 1U CubeSat form factor and the architecture is subsystem based.
SwampSat was manifested on the ORS 3 / ELaNa-4 launch, a Minotaur-1 rocket flight out of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, VA. It was successfully launched on 20 November 2013 and successfully deployed in orbit, but no signals were received.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Florida (UFL)|
|Contractors:||University of Florida (UFL)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|SwampSat (ex GatorSat)||2013-064Y||20.11.2013||WI LA-0B||Minotaur-1||with STPSat 3, ORS 3, ORSES, ORS Tech 1, ORS Tech 2, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B, Prometheus 1.1, ..., 1.8, Black Knight 1, NPS-SCAT, COPPER, ChargerSat 1, TJ3Sat, Trailblazer 1, Vermont Lunar Cubesat, CAPE 2, DragonSat 1, KySat 2, PhoneSat v2.4|