MakerSat-0 Satellite

Spacecraft name MakerSat-0 (MakerSat 0)
Form factor 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 type Academic / Education
Headquarters US
Manufacturer AIVT by NearSpace Launch
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Partners Made in Space

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.
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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - NearSpace Launch
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat
On the same launch

Last modified: 2023-06-03

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