Rascal

Name Rascal
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Organisation Saint Louis University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Demonstrate proximity operations and space situational awareness: infrared imaging, 6DOF propulsion, RF proximity sensing.

Description

Two-spacecraft mission to demonstrate key technologies for proximity operations and space situational awareness: infrared imaging, 6DOF propulsion, RF proximity sensing, and automated operations. Both spacecraft will observe the other in visible, IR and RF bands, determining the maximum range for each detection method. After a suitable distance, the released spacecraft will activate its propulsion system and return to within a few meters of the base. The second spacecraft will be released and the process repeated until the end of the mission.

Keywords Propulsion, SSA-Space Situational Awareness

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
Rascal A cancelled due to scope and budget creep (Website) x_cancelled cancelled
Rascal B cancelled due to scope and budget creep (Website) x_cancelled cancelled

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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