BEAK

BEAK
BEAK
BEAK
Spacecraft name BEAK
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational? (No news found as of 2023-12-19)
Launched 2023-11-10
NORAD ID 58612
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-29)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2023-12-18
Entity name University of Tokyo
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters Japan
Operator In-house?
Partners Nihon University, JAXA
Oneliner

Dragsail and water resistojet propulsion demonstration.

Description

Demonstration of the following technologies for nano-sized planetary probes in the future:

  • Orbital maneuvering by drag modulation with jettison of aerodynamic decelerator (SAP’s and membrane),
  • Deployment of aeroshell supported by shape memory alloy frames,
  • Operation demonstration of nano-sized propulsion system (water resistojet),
  • Nano-sized attitude control system.
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Keywords Propulsion, Solar sail, De-orbit device, Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2023-12-21

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