ThinSat 1 with solar array ribbon [Virginia Space]
The overall goal of the ThinSat-1 mission, is to orbit 60 small experiments to advance STEM education, and promote space science research and systems engineering for grades 4 – 12 and universities. It includes approximately 70 schools from nine states. The student teams will analyze the data collected by their experiment and submit a report detailing their findings. The students will track their experiment and receive data in near real time through the Globalstar network and the Space Data Dashboard website. Online content and resources will enhance the educational experience.
The experiments will be deployed aboard 12 satellites, ThinSat-1A through ThinSat-1L, launched as a secondary payload aboard the Cygnus CRS-10 on the Antares-230 second stage, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia, November 1, 2018. The satellites will be inserted into Extremely Low Earth Orbit (ELEO), at 250 km apogee and 203 km perigee, on an inclination from the equator of 51.6 degrees. They are deployed from 4 canisters mounted externally on the second stage of the launcher; they unfold accordion style as they exit the canister. Transmission will begin upon deployment, and cease less than 14 days later, when de-orbiting occurs.
Multiple units of Thinsats can be grouped together by thethering with nintinol wire or nintinol ribbons with solar arrays attached. Usually three or six ThinSats will be grouped together.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||200 km × 250 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|ThinSat 1A||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230||with Cygnus CRS-10, TechEdSat 8, CAPSat, CySat 1, HARP, KickSat 2, SPACE-HAUC, UNITE, TJREVERB, VCC A, B, C, MYSAT 1, NSLSat 1, ThinSat 1A, ..., 1L|
|ThinSat 1B||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230||with Cygnus CRS-10, TechEdSat 8, CAPSat, CySat 1, HARP, KickSat 2, SPACE-HAUC, UNITE, TJREVERB, VCC A, B, C, MYSAT 1, NSLSat 1, ThinSat 1A, ..., 1L|
|ThinSat 1C||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230||with Cygnus CRS-10, TechEdSat 8, CAPSat, CySat 1, HARP, KickSat 2, SPACE-HAUC, UNITE, TJREVERB, VCC A, B, C, MYSAT 1, NSLSat 1, ThinSat 1A, ..., 1L|
|ThinSat 1D||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|
|ThinSat 1E||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|
|ThinSat 1F||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|
|ThinSat 1G||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|
|ThinSat 1H||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|
|ThinSat 1I||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|
|ThinSat 1J||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|
|ThinSat 1K||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|
|ThinSat 1L||-||2018||WI LC-0A||Antares-230|