MakerSat-0 (MakerSat 0)

Name MakerSat-0 (MakerSat 0)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Semi-operational? Was operational until 2017-12-03, power budget problems. (Smallsat 2018)
Launched 2017-11-18
NORAD ID 43016
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Delta II
Organisation Northwest Nazarene University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by NearSpace Launch
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?

Test the in-space material properties of various 3D printed polymers.


Test the in-space material properties of various 3D printed polymers to prepare for using them in the ISS-based fabrication of MakerSat-1.

Failure cause Broken solar cells reduced power generation by 40% and power budget went negative until science mission stopped. Afterwards several beacons received per day when batteries partially charged.
Sources [1] [2]
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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