PhoneSat 2.4a
PhoneSat 2.4a
Name PhoneSat 2.4a
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2017-01-31. Was operational.
Launched 2013-11-20
NORAD ID 39381
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur I
Organization NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?

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


Test the smartphone's capability as communication technology for nanosatellites and as hardware to manage pointing, taking images and software execution.

Several improvements over the previous mission, including a two-way radio to enable command of the satellite from the ground, solar arrays to enable it to be operational for up to a year, and a system for attitude control.

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Keywords Android

Last modified: 2023-06-09

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