AeroCube-8 (IMPACT)

AeroCube-8 (IMPACT)
Name AeroCube-8 (IMPACT)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1.5U
Organisation The Aerospace Corporation
Institution Non-profit
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak
Oneliner

Demonstrate scalable ion-electrospray propulsion system and materials experiments.

Description

Demonstrate Scalable ion-Electrospray Propulsion system (SiEPro). Measure IV curves for 4-junction IMM solar cells and 5-junction SBT cell. Demonstrate CNT harness and use of CNT/PEEK material. Evaluate CNT radiation-shielding material.

Sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Propulsion

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
AeroCube-8A (IMPACT) Reentry 2021-10-11. Was operational? (No public news found, but Aerospace Corp is operating 19 CubeSats as of 2019-05-23) 2015-05-20 360 x 700 km, 55 deg
AeroCube-8B (IMPACT) Reentry 2021-10-02. Was operational? (No public news found, but Aerospace Corp is operating 19 CubeSats as of 2019-05-23) 2015-05-20 360 x 700 km, 55 deg
AeroCube-8C (IMPACT) Operational? (No recent public news found, but very likely operational) 2016-11-11 580 km, 97.8 deg
AeroCube-8D (IMPACT) Operational? (No recent public news found, but very likely operational) 2016-11-11 580 km, 97.8 deg

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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