Cislunar Explorers (3UA, 3UB)

Cislunar Explorer
Cislunar Explorer
Cislunar Explorer
Name Cislunar Explorers (3UA, 3UB)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation Cornell University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Demonstrate using water as propellant.

Description

Demonstrate using water as propellant. Uses electricity to split its water propellant into Hydrogen and Oxygen, which it burns as fuel.
Mission objectives:

  1. Electrolysis propulsion demo
  2. Optical navigation demo
  3. Reach Lunar Orbit
  4. Femtosatellite operations beyond LEO
    Technology Demonstrator
  • Spin-Stabilized Attitude Control System
  • Water Electrolysis Propulsion System. Demonstrate potential In Situ Resource Utilization.
  • Optical Navigation System for Low cost position and attitude determination. Triangulation using celestial bodies.
  • ChipSat is Rideshare on a rideshare.
    Spring-loaded separation releases both into opposite spins providing passive spin stabilization.
    Single CO2 cold gas thruster.
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Photo Sources [1] [2]
Keywords Propulsion, Beyond Earth orbit

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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