ARC1 Satellite

Spacecraft ARC-1 (Alaska Research CubeSat)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status No signal
Launched 2015-10-08
NORAD ID 40969
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Atlas V
Entity name University of Alaska
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?

Educational training and demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies.


Provide authentic, interdisciplinary, hands-on student experiences in science and engineering through the design, development, and operation of a student small satellite mission. Characterize the thermal and vibration environment inside the launch vehicle from ignition to orbit insertion. Validate a novel low power Attitude Control and Determination System (ACDS). Validate a high bandwidth communication system by obtaining images of changing snow/ice coverage in arctic regions.

Failure cause Did not turn on with separation switch failure thought to be the main cause.
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On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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