PATCOOL (Passive Thermal Coating Observatory Operating in Low earth orbit)

PATCOOL
PATCOOL
Name PATCOOL (Passive Thermal Coating Observatory Operating in Low earth orbit)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2022-11-18. Was operational? (No news found as of 2022-07-23)
Launched 2021-12-21
NORAD ID 51442
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-24) (ELaNa 38)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2022-01-26
Organisation University of Florida
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Testbed for the performance of experimental cryogenic selective surface samples in LEO.

Description

The PATCOOL CubeSat mission is a testbed for the performance of experimental cryogenic selective surface samples in LEO. To accurately portray the Sun’s affects on the samples, vehicle is kept zenith custom ADCS (attitude determination and pointing using a custom ADCS combining a single D3 boom with a tipmass and a magnetorquers for passive 3-axis stabilization. The PATCOOL software requirements can be considered a subset of D3.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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