PhoneSat 1.0
Name PhoneSat 1.0
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organisation NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer Spaceflight
Oneliner

Off-the-shelf commercial smartphone as the control system for the satellite and other technology demonstrations.

Description

Off-the-shelf commercial smartphone as the control system for the satellite and used a UHF radio beacon to transmit data and images to the ground. The technology objective was to demonstrate the application of consumer electronics as the basis of an extremely low-cost satellite bus. 12 lithium-ion batteries, a Nexus One running the Android 2.3.3 and a StenSat radio at 437.425 MHz. Has an accelerometer and a magnetometer. On day 1, Bell and Graham transmitted health data (battery levels, temperatures, magnetometer sensors, accelerometer sensors). On day 2 (and beyond) Bell and Graham took 100 pictures.

Sources [1]
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat, Android
Space photos PhoneSat 1.0

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
PhoneSat 1.0a (Graham) Reentry 2013-04-27. Was operational. 2013-04-21 220 km, 51.6 deg
PhoneSat 1.0b (Bell, TechEdSat-2) Reentry 2013-04-27. Was operational. 2013-04-21 220 km, 51.6 deg

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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