STEP-1 Satellite

Spacecraft name STEP-1 (STEP Cube Lab)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2023-05-23. Was 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)
Launched 2018-01-12
NORAD ID 43138
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher PSLV
Organisation Chosun University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters South Korea
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Partners KARI (Korean Aerospace Research Institute)

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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Keywords Propulsion
On the same launch

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