MEPSI 1

MEPSI 1
MEPSI 1
MEPSI 1
MEPSI 1
MEPSI 1
MEPSI 1
Spacecraft name MEPSI 1
Spacecraft type Picosatellite
Units or mass 0.8 kg
Organisation DARPA
Institution Military
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Aerospace Corporation
Operator Aerospace Corp
Partners NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerospace Corporation
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Demonstrate technologies for 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 connected with 15.2 m tether. Cold gas propulsion system, with 0.1N thrust with 5 thrusters. This propulsion system includes MEMS pressure transducers.

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Keywords Tether, Propulsion

Related Spacecraft

Satellite Status Rocket Launch date 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. Space Shuttle 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. Space Shuttle 2002-11-23 390 km, 51.6 deg

Last modified: 2023-12-15

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