RAMPART (POPACS-RR, RApid prototyped Microelectromechanical system Propulsion And RadiationTest CUBEflow SATellite)

RAMPART
RAMPART
Name RAMPART (POPACS-RR, RApid prototyped Microelectromechanical system Propulsion And RadiationTest CUBEflow SATellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status cancelled
Organisation Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Oneliner

Demonstrate propulsion system and various CubeSat platform technologies.

Description

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.

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Keywords Propulsion

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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