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Name Foresail-1
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Was operational until 2022-06-XX, 2 weeks? (Social media posts on Twitter about receiving first beacons but press release about losing contact in June from 2022-11-04 and object still not identified on Space-Track as of 2022-12-19)
Launched 2022-05-25
NORAD ID ?
Deployer EXOpod 12U/16U [Exolaunch]
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-5)
Organisation Finnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Space
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation Finland
Oneliner

Particle detector to measure electrons and protons and Electrostatic Plasma Brake deorbiting experiment.

Description

Main payload is Particle Telescope (PATE). Particle detector capable to measure electrons and protons, their energies and pitch angles. The electrons are monitored with a range of 80 to 1600 keV with a single channel, while the protons are monitored with a range of 8 to 30 MeV in two energy channels. The secondary payload is the Electrostatic Plasma Brake, developed by Finnish Meteorological Institute. The device is designed to lower the orbit altitude of the satellite and deorbit the satellite. A 3U CubeSat Packet data repeater: Space station receives messages from amateur ground stations, stores them and sends these stored messages as a part of its beacon transmission.

Failure cause Connection was suddenly lost after the satellite's transmitter power was increased in June.
Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Photo Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Keywords Tether, Propulsion, De-orbit device

Last modified: 2023-01-01
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