KickSat
Name KickSat
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2014-05-15. Was semi-operational. Sent beacons, but could not receive commands and failed to deploy Sprites due to timer reset.
Launched 2014-04-18
NORAD ID 39685
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Falcon 9
Organisation Cornell University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Carry and deploy 104 Sprite chipsats.

Description

Carry and deploy 200 Sprites. A 1U avionics bus will provide power, communications, and command and data handling functions. A 2U deployer has been developed to house the Sprites. 104 Sprites will be stacked atop a spring-loaded pusher and secured by a nichrome burn wire system.

Failure cause Sent beacons, but could not receive commands and failed to deploy Sprites due to timer reset.
Sources [1]
Photo Sources [1]
Keywords Chipsats-Sprites

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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