InflateSail Satellite

Satellite name InflateSail (GB06)
Spacecraft 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)
Organization University of Surrey
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Country UK
Manufacturer AIVT by SSTL
Operator SSTL
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Partners QB50

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.


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.

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Keywords Solar sail, De-orbit device, QB50
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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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