NPS-SCAT (Naval Postgraduate School Solar Cell Array Tester)

NPS-SCAT
Name NPS-SCAT (Naval Postgraduate School Solar Cell Array Tester)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2015-10-28. Was operational until 2013-11-25, 5 days.
Launched 2013-11-20
NORAD ID 39389
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur I
Organisation Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Oneliner

Experiment to measure solar cells degradation.

Description

Solar Cell Measurement System (SMS), as its payload. This experiment measures the characteristics of a solar cell to gain an understanding of how the experimental solar cells degrade over time due to interactions with the space environment.

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