Orbital Factory 4 (OF-4)

Name Orbital Factory 4 (OF-4)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Organisation The University of Texas at El Paso
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Demonstrate S-Band communication capability
from apogee of GTO orbit. Measure long-term radiation effects due to electrons & protons in GTO.

Description

Goals:

  • Demonstrate S-Band communication capability from apogee of GTO orbit.
  • Measure long-term radiation effects due to electrons & protons in GTO.
  • Develop and fly novel payloads

Orbital Factory 4 Mission challenges:

  • Long distance communication during apogee passes
  • Electrical and communication power limitations
  • Increased communication losses
  • Passage through the Van-Allen belts
  • Probability of Single Event Effects
Sources [1]

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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