DragonSat 1 Satellite

DragonSat 1
DragonSat 1
Spacecraft name DragonSat 1 (DRAGONSat-1, USNA-8)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2016-08-31. No signal.
Launched 2013-11-20
NORAD ID 39383
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur I
Organization Drexel University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Partners U.S. Naval Academy

Educational training for space systems engineering and taking photos of aurora.


Educate undergraduate students and to provide hands-on experience in space system development. Take pictures of aurora (northern and southern lights) to observe the radiation dissipation intensity during the solar events, and to perform technology demonstration of boom deployment mechanism in space.

The payload of the DragonSat-1 will consist of a package of various sensors, including one µCam camera, one HMC2003 magnetometer, one MMA7260QT accelerometer, and seven LM335 temperature sensors.

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On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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