|Name||BEVO 2 (Bevo-2, LONESTAR)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Reentry 2017-06-13. No signal? (Unable to find reports)|
|Launcher||Atlas V (AggieSat-4)|
|Deployment||Deployed from Aggiesat-4 on 2016-01-26|
|Organisation||University of Texas at Austin|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Partners||Texas A&M University|
Demonstratine Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (ARD) technology.
Demonstrating Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (ARD) technology for use on cost effective, low power microsatellite infrastructures. demonstrate a state-of-the-art CubeSat attitude determination and control (ADC) suite that will be necessary to conduct ARD.
The ADC suite includes a GPS receiver, MEMS gyroscopes, an accelerometer, sun sensors, star tracker, magnetometer, reaction wheels, torque rods, and a cold-gas propulsion unit. Additionally, the LONESTAR (AggieSat-4) spacecraft will photograph its partner satellite and conduct crosslink communications to calculate relative navigation solutions.
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