|Name||STEP-1 (STEP Cube Lab)|
|Units or mass||1U|
|Status||Semi-operational? Was operational until 2018-10-XX? (Last SatNOGS report with data 2019-05-19, but possibly corrupt and very few reports in general)|
|Deployer||QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Demonstrate various technologies from universities including propulsion module.
Verify core space technologies researched in universities and industries, and verifying those technologies on-orbit. To determine which of the fundamental space technologies researched at domestic universities, will be potential candidates for use in future space missions and to verify the effectiveness of the technologies by investigating mission data obtained from on-orbit operation of the cube satellite. The payloads to be verified in the STEP mission are a variable emittance radiator, an oscillating heat pipe, a MEMS based solid propellant thruster, a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power system, and a novel non-explosive holding and release mechanism triggered by nichrome burn wire heating. Holding & Release Mechanism. Oscillating Heat Pipe Verification. Variable Emittance Radiator Verification. MEMS Thruster Verification. Concentrating PhotoVotaic(CPV) Verification.
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