TetherSat

Name TetherSat
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1.5U
Organisation Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Splits into two joined by a 1 km tether to test electrodynamic tether propulsion.

Description

Test the TEPCE tether deployment hardware in LEO and to analyze the dynamics during and after deployment. 3U CubeSat that splits into two 1.5U CubeSats joined by a 1 km tether to test electrodynamic tether propulsion.

Sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Tether, Propulsion

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
TetherSat 1 cancelled x_cancelled cancelled
TetherSat 2 cancelled x_cancelled cancelled

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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