Descent
Descent
Descent
Name Descent
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organisation York University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Canada
Oneliner

Two 1U-CubeSats connected by a 100m tape electrodynamic tether for deorbiting demonstration.

Description

Demonstrate the feasibility of deorbiting spacecraft by EDTs. The operation and observation of CubeSat EDT deorbit process will take place over its entire orbital lifetime, which is expected to be roughly 2 months. The deployed system will consist of two 1U-CubeSats (mother and daughter satellite) connected by a 100m long bare tape electrodynamic tether .

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Keywords Tether, De-orbit device

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
Descent-A Mother (Deorbiting Spacecraft using Electrodynamic Tether) Reentry 2022-06-19. No signal? (Not heard by the SatNOGS community as of 2020-12-15. Satellites remain connected with tether) 2020-10-03 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
Descent-B Daughter (Deorbiting Spacecraft using Electrodynamic Tether) Reentry 2022-06-19. No signal? (Not heard by the SatNOGS community as of 2020-12-15. Satellites remain connected with tether) 2020-10-03 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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