BAMA-1
Name BAMA-1
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Launch failure
Launched 2022-02-10
NORAD ID Launch failure
Deployer ?
Launcher Astra Rocket (ELaNa 41)
Organisation University of Alabama
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer NASA CSLI / ELaNa
Oneliner

Flight demonstration of a drag sail module by rapidly deorbiting the satellite.

Description

Technology demonstration mission that will conduct a flight demonstration of a drag sail module by rapidly deorbiting the satellite. Spacecraft equipped with drag sail technology will be able to reliably and rapidly deorbit, thus reducing space debris and the risk to operational satellites, space stations, and crewed vehicles. 

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Keywords Solar sail, De-orbit device

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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