MEPSI

MEPSI
MEPSI
MEPSI
Name MEPSI
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organisation DARPA
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Oneliner

Tethered pair to demonstrate the capability of deploying an onboard miniature autonomous inspector.

Description

Demonstrate the capability of deploying an onboard miniature autonomous inspector, tasked to conduct visual inspection of the host satellite. Pair is tethered. Cold gas propulsion system, with 0.1N thrust with 5 thrusters. This propulsion system includes MEMS pressure transducers

Sources [1]
Keywords Tether, Propulsion

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
MEPSI 1A (MEMS-based PicoSat Inspector) Reentry 2003-01-31. Was semi operational until 2003-02-01, less than 1 day. Some beacons received, but no two-way communications. 2002-11-23 390 km, 51.6 deg
MEPSI 1B (MEMS-based PicoSat Inspector) Reentry 2003-01-31. Was semi operational until 2003-02-01, less than 1 day. Some beacons received, but no two-way communications. 2002-11-23 390 km, 51.6 deg
MEPSI 2A Reentry 2007-03-08. Was operational until 2006-12-12, 3.5 days 2006-12-09 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
MEPSI 2B Reentry 2007-03-08. Was operational until 2006-12-12, 3.5 days 2006-12-09 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
MEPSI 3A cancelled x_cancelled cancelled
MEPSI 3B cancelled x_cancelled cancelled
MEPSI 4A cancelled x_cancelled cancelled
MEPSI 4B cancelled x_cancelled cancelled

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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