Name PW-Sat3
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status not launched, expected in 2022
Organisation Warsaw University of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Poland
Oneliner Demonstrating orbit control with propulsion system and educational mission.
Results Sail deployed, but degraded just after deployment - major damages within a week and slow degradation within the next few weeks. The reason isn't confirmed yet, but leading hypothesis is that temperature gradient between sail foil and arms leads to tension and breaking the foil.
Sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Propulsion

Last modified: 2021-12-28
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