HawkSat I Satellite

HawkSat I
HawkSat I
Satellite name HawkSat I
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2011-09-04. No signal.
Launched 2009-05-19
NORAD ID 35004
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur I
Organisation Hawk Institute of Space Sciences
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly, ?

Demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies and materials experiment.


Its primary function is to act as a proof of concept vehicle for future satellites to be developed by the Hawk Institute for Space Sciences. Also carries a customer payload developed by a major aerospace firm. This experiment contains an external payload board which exposes newly developed materials to the radiation and temperatures encountered in the space environment.

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On the same launch

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