Name PW-Sat
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2014-10-28. Was operational until 2012-12-23.
Launched 2012-02-13
NORAD ID 38083
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Vega
Organisation Warsaw University of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Poland
Launch brokerer ESA Education Office, Cal Poly

Demonstrate deorbiting method with Shape Memory Alloy based sail.


Develop an inexpensive and reliable method of satellite deorbitation by using an expandable structure - SMA (Shape Memory Alloy) based sail.

Failure cause Problems with the satellite's energy balance and hardware issue with communication module.
Sources [1]
Keywords De-orbit device

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