InflateSail (GB06)

InflateSail
Name InflateSail (GB06)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2017-09-03. Was operational (Last JE9PEL report 2017-09-02)
Launched 2017-06-23
NORAD ID 42770
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher PSLV (QB50)
Organisation University of Surrey
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation UK
Manufacturer AIVT by SSTL
Operator SSTL
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Oneliner

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.

Description

QB50. Rapid autonomous commissioning- Given past experience, the space station is prepared to demonstrate advanced autonomous commissioning. Large deployable sail - The satellite will deploy a large square (3m x 3m) membrane sail. Inflatable Structural Components - InflateSail is equipped with a 1 m long inflatable rigidisable laminate cylinder, which will be used as a structural component separating the sail and the body of the spacecraft. Drag deorbiting - The satellite will deorbit much more quickly than otherwise due to its deployable sail. Outreach - The satellite will provide beacons which amateur satellite users will be able to receive.

Sources [1] [2]
Keywords Solar sail, De-orbit device

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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