|Name||RAMPART (POPACS-RR, RApid prototyped Microelectromechanical system Propulsion And RadiationTest CUBEflow SATellite)|
|Units or mass||2U|
|Organisation||Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Partners||Colorado Satellite Services|
Demonstrate propulsion system and various CubeSat platform technologies.
Will use self-contained, warm gas, propulsion system to adjust satellite’s initial circular orbit of 500 km to eccentric orbit with apogee of 1200 km and perigee of 500 km at a 45 degree inclination.
Demonstrate use of 3D printing (a.k.a. rapid prototyping) for manufacturing small satellites.
Measure flux of energetic particles in lower Van Allen Belt. Test radiation-hardened electronic components and high performance solar cells in high radiation environment over a period of five years. Test radiation hardened components for a Plug and Play satellite.