|Name||AQT-D (Aqua Thruster-Demonstrator)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Mass in kg||3.7 kg|
|Status||Reentry 2022-04-20. No signal? (No news found, checked on 2019-12-27)|
|Deployer||J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Deployment||Deployed from ISS on 2019-11-20|
|Organisation||University of Tokyo|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Launch brokerer||Space BD|
Demonstration of a water resistojet propulsion system.
Demonstration of a water resistojet propulsion system developed by The University of Tokyo.
AQT-D installed the 1U propulsion system using water as a propellant, named AQUARIUS-1U (AQUA ResIstojet propUlsion System 1U). Based on TRICOM-1R. The propulsion system, named AQUARIUS-1U (AQUA ResIstojet propUlsion System), has one Delta-V-Thruster (F: < 4 mN) for an orbital maneuver and four Reaction-Control-Thruster (F: < 1 mN) for a reaction control.
AQUARIUS-1U is a resistjet propulsion system consisting of a tank, a vaporization chamber and nozzles, using a water as a propellant (propellant mass: < 400 g). Ultimate green propellant: water (H2O) enables ISS-deployed CubeSat to install a propulsion system. It is expected that the utilization of the ISS-deployed CubeSat expands drastically
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