Mea Huaka (Voyager)

Mea Huaka
Name Mea Huaka (Voyager)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Launch failure
Launched 2006-07-26
NORAD ID Launch failure
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Dnepr
Organisation University of Hawaii
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly

Demonstrate CubeSat bus and test active antenna for high speed communication.


Set of temperature sensors to verify UH-designed thermal modeling software, but the actual mission was just learning to build a bus. Active antenna - test a 5.8-GHz active antenna (grid oscillator) for high bandwidth communication. Grid oscillators do not require deployment, are tolerant to single-point failures, and facilitate long-link communications at microwave frequencies.

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