Aggiesat-2 Satellite

Spacecraft name AggieSat2 (Dragonsat 2, AggiSat-2)
Spacecraft type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 3.2 kg
Status Reentry 2010-03-17. Was operational.
Launched 2009-07-15
NORAD ID 35690
Deployer SSPL (Space Shuttle Picosatellite Laincher, PLA, Picosatellite Launcher Assembly)
Launcher Space Shuttle
Deployment Deployed from Space Shuttle on 2009-07-30
Organisation Texas A&M University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country US
Partners NASA Johnson Space Center, University of Texas at Austin

Educational space systems engineering and GPS receiver testing.


Promote space engineering education as well as research into novel, low-cost autonomous rendezvous and proximity operations techniques. The first-mission requirements were to operate the Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver built by NASA JSC called DRAGON (Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator).

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