|Name||D3 CubeSat (Drag De-Orbit Device CubeSat)|
|Units or mass||2U|
|Status||Reentry 2023-04-08. Was operational? (Press release on 2022-09-14 but no reports with data on SatNOGS as of 2022-12-20)|
|Deployer||NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]|
|Launcher||Falcon 9 (ELaNa 45) (CRS-25)|
|Deployment||Deployed from ISS on 2022-09-06|
|Organisation||University of Florida|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Partners||NASA Launch Services Program, Orbotic Systems|
Demonstrate a simple, reliable, low-cost, non-propulsive system for deliberate deorbit.
Develop and demonstrate a simple, reliable, low-cost, non-propulsive system for deliberate deorbit of small spacecraft, including CubeSats. In order to achieve this goal, the project’s focus is on developing a proof-of-concept design that will control the orbital decay, up to the atmospheric ballistic entry point, of CubeSat form factors up to 12U.
Control while deorbiting will be achieved by deploying/retracting four independent “measuring tape-like” booms. Attitude control will be obtained by allowing the booms to be maneuvered independently, thus offsetting the center of pressure with respect to the spacecraft’s center of mass, generating control torques about two body axes. This will enable fine decay control and attitude control.
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