BEVO 1 (DragonSat 1)

Name BEVO 1 (DragonSat 1)
Type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 3.5 kg
Status Reentry 2010-03-17. No signal.
Launched 2009-07-15
NORAD ID 35690
Deployer SSPL (Space Shuttle Picosatellite Laincher, PLA, Picosatellite Launcher Assembly)
Launcher Space Shuttle
Deployment Deployed from Space Shuttle on 2009-07-30
Organisation University of Texas at Austin
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US

Educational space systems engineering and GPS receiver testing.


Promote space engineering education as well as research into novel, low-cost autonomous rendezvous and proximity operations techniques. The first-mission requirements were to operate the Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver built by NASA JSC called DRAGON (Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator).

Failure cause Failed to separate from Aggiesat-2.
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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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