BRICSat-P Satellite

Spacecraft name BRICSat-P (Ballistic Reinforced Communication Satellite, previously PSat B, ParkinsonSat B, Oscar 83, BRICkSat-1, USNA-11)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1.5U
Status Was semi-operational until 2018-XX-XX? Possibly still now too. Power problems prohibited consistent communication (eoPortal and Last DK3WN report 2017-01-02. Tweet from @leafnode3 from 2018-08-30.)
Launched 2015-05-20
NORAD ID 40655
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Atlas V
Organization US Naval Academy Satellite Lab
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Country US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?

Demonstrate propusion system and maneuvers in space plus APRS transponder.


Primary objectives are to integrate a miniature size propulsion system into a 1.5U CubeSat and perform three maneuvers in space: de-tumbling, pointing control, and delta-V. Secondary objective is to expand APRS network. APRS constellation transponder with downlink on 437.975MHz and with uplink on 145.825MHz 1k2 and 9k6 AX25 - PSK31 Xponder with 28.120 MHz uplink and UHF FM downlink on 435.350 MHz

Failure cause Negative power budget prohibited consistent communication.
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Photo sources [1]
Keywords Propulsion
On the same launch

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