Name SNAPS (Stanford Nano Picture Satellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 0.25U
Status Reentry 2022-07-26. On spacecraft? Was it even powered? According to Gunter's Space Page, it was deployed from the ISS while attached to SIMPL microsatellite, but unclear whether it stayed attached intentionally. No responses to repeated emails.
Launched 2015-12-06
NORAD ID 42983?
Deployer -
Launcher Atlas V
Deployment Deployed from ISS,SIMPL on 2017-10-27
Organisation Stanford University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks

Image other CubeSats autonomously and demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies.


Image other CubeSats autonomously using H264 compression. Create a reference design for an inspector satellite that others can build off of and a reference process where university students can launch productive CubeSats with the highest chance of success. 1080p camera, 32-bit ARM microcontroller with SRAM and FRAM, UHF radio and non-deploying antenna, nondeploying solar array, and ~20Wh of lithium-ion battery capacity.

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Last modified: 2023-06-03
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