RAPSat Satellites

RAPSat
RAPSat
RAPSat
Satellite RAPSat
Form factor ThinSat
Units or mass ThinSat (2Ux3U version)
Entity name NearSpace Launch
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Country US
Manufacturer AIVT by NearSpace Launch
Operator NearSpace Launch
Partners Space Force
Oneliner

Deliver a 4 ThinSat slot constellation to improve the rapid demonstration of Space Force subsystems to the Warfighter.

Description

NSL will deliver 3 highly reliable, demonstration satellite bus platforms with near ubiquitous communications and terrestrial cloud-based delivery to Air Force Demonstration mission owners.

RAPSat ThinSat Platforms for on orbit testing can have small impulse ion and chemical propulsion payloads. With RAPSat, radiation tolerance can be rapidly tested for COTS and tolerant parts in the real energetic particle spectrum environment (Also test self-healing algorithms, spot shielding, and safe recovery circuits tested).

RAPSat Prototype ThinSats will focus with SMC and AFRL/RV on the new Space VPX GHz processors and solar cells for SEU and dose and test new lithium batteries for hibernation, performance, and bus integration. 

The Space Force SBIR Phase II consists of four longer ThinSats with each dimension of 2.5x10x30cm.

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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launcher Launch Orbit
RAPSat A (Rapid Agile Production of ThinSats, RAP-Sat) not launched not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
RAPSat B (Rapid Agile Production of ThinSats, RAP-Sat) not launched not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
RAPSat C (Rapid Agile Production of ThinSats, RAP-Sat) not launched not launched 2024-12-31 not launched
RAPSat D (Rapid Agile Production of ThinSats, RAP-Sat) not launched not launched 2024-12-31 not launched

Last modified: 2023-11-04

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