HuskySat-1 Satellite

Spacecraft name HuskySat-1 (OSCAR 107)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2023-04-12. Was semi-operational and back alive in December 2021? Was operational until 2020-07-XX? (Confirmation by the team and many reports with telemetry on Twitter as of 2020-04-10 but SatNOGS telemetry data is strangely repetitive. Last checked 2023-06-09)
Launched 2019-11-02
NORAD ID 45119
Deployer NRCSD-E (External NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer)
Launcher Antares (ELaNa 25) (NG-12)
Deployment Deployed from Cygnus on 2020-01-31
Entity name University of Washington
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters US

Demonstrate propulsion and high-speed transmission for a Moon mission.


Demonstrate onboard plasma propulsion and high gain telemetry for LEO that would be a precursor for an attempt at a larger CubeSat designed for orbital insertion at the Moon.


On the first active pass over Seattle, just 2 hours after deployment, students used the UW ground station to command the satellite to change operational modes.
Over the first weekend, the camera payload took and transmitted the first pictures from space! The camera included collaboration with Raisbeck Aviation High School and nonprofit Quick2Space.

Failure cause Heat issue due to full illumination?
Sources [1] [2]
Photo sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Propulsion,
Space photos HuskySat-1HuskySat-1


On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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