Mea Huaka'i (Mea Huaka, Voyager)

Mea Huaka
Spacecraft name Mea Huaka'i (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
Organization University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters 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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