CAPSat (Cool Annealing Payload Satellite)

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Name CAPSat (Cool Annealing Payload Satellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Was operational until 2021-11-XX, about 1 month? (Post about file download on official website on 2021-11-08 but SmallSat2022 paper said that functionality was lost after launch as of 2022-12-24)
Launched 2021-08-29
NORAD ID 49276
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-23) (ELaNa 36)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2021-10-12
Organisation University of Illinois
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Investigate attitude control with strain-actuated deployable panels plus active thermal system.

Description

Investigate three navigation and control technology demonstrations utilizing strain-actuated deployable panels, an active thermal system for small spacecraft, and single-photon avalanche detectors.

Results

CAPSat, however, lost its functionality after launch, in-orbit laser annealing therefore could not be implemented. 

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Photo Sources [1] [2] [3] [4]

Last modified: 2023-01-06
Detailed CAPSat entry in the Database
Full Nanosats Database (much more data)

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