KYSAT II (KySat-2)

Name KYSAT II (KySat-2)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2015-02-12. Was operational until 2014-02-25. Was semi-operational until?
Launched 2013-11-20
NORAD ID 39384
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur I
Organisation Kentucky universities
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Oneliner Demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies including stellar gyroscope and camera.
Failure cause Encountered a radiation-induced latchup that drained the batteries (suspected cause: X4.9 solar flare on 25 February, largest of 2014 so far). Due to this effect, the subsystems suffer a loss of power approximately every hour causing a reset of the C&DH and radio.
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Last modified: 2021-08-02
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