|Name||KYSAT II (KySat-2)|
|Units or mass||1U|
|Status||Reentry 2015-02-12. Was operational until 2014-02-25. Was semi-operational until?|
|Deployer||P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Launch brokerer||Tyvak, ?|
Demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies including stellar gyroscope and camera.
The primary objective is proof of concept. Will demonstrate key technologies developed by University of Kentucky and Morehead University students. These include a distributed network computing architecture, power and radio systems, and a “stellar gyroscope” for attitude determination. 5 megapixel digital camera, a temperature sensor, a 3-axis MEMS rate gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer, and a “stellar gyroscope” which was developed by University of Kentucky students.
|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.|