Satellite name Armadillo (Attitude Related Maneuvers And Debris Instrument in Low (L) Orbit)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2022-08-23. Was operational (Beaconed but ground station software issues delayed commanding to January 2022 as per SmallSat 2022 paper)
Launched 2019-06-25
NORAD ID 44352
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Falcon Heavy
Organisation The University of Texas at Austin
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation US
Partners Baylor University

Characterize in-situ sub-millimeter level dust and debris particles in LEO.


Characterize in-situ sub-millimeter level dust and debris particles in LEO by sensing impacts at varying times, directions and locations. Demonstrate ionospheric radio-occultation within a single CubeSat volume (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm) using a software-defined dual frequency GPS receiver. Train students in best systems engineering practices by executing a complete spacecraft life cycle from concept design to mission operations. Precise attitude control for nanosatellites, a cold-gas micropropulsion system and a miniaturized dust/debris detector.

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Keywords Propulsion

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