SASSI2
SASSI2
SASSI2
SASSI2
SASSI2
Name SASSI2 (SASSI-2, SASSI^2, Student Aerothermal Spectrometer Satellite of Illinois and Indiana)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Mass in kg 3.3 kg
Status Reentry 2019-04-XX. No signal? (Mission is long over and complete lack of news is usually bad news)
Launched 2019-04-17
NORAD ID A09407?
Deployer CSD (Canisterized Satellite Dispenser) [Planetary Systems Corporation]
Launcher Antares
Organisation Purdue University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Characterize the flow and radiation generated by the diffuse bow shock formed during high-speed flight through the upper atmosphere.

Description

Characterize the flow and radiation generated by the diffuse bow shock formed during high-speed flight through the upper atmosphere. Optical spectrographic measurements of the radiation will provide benchmark data for flow, radiation, and materials modeling, improving aerothermal reentry models. Utilize optical instrumentation in conjunction with temperature and pressure measurements to improve models of thermochemical non-equilibrium and electronic excitation occurring in high enthalpy flows. When the orbit dipps below 200 km, the spacecraft will begin taking pressure and heat flux data. When this altitude corresponds to a night pass, UV spectral readings will also be taken. As the CubeSat continues to de-orbit due to drag, increased measurement frequencies will be accompanied by an increased number of transmissions to the Globalstar network.

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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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