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Offline Comga

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Re: Cubesat and Nanosat Missions
« Reply #20 on: 11/22/2015 04:37 AM »
I couldn't do it but JPL handed it to us.
Look at the satellites all heading towards the north pole.
What a nightmare of traffic control!
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Cubesat and Nanosat Missions
« Reply #21 on: 12/02/2015 09:44 AM »
After lurking on this site for years, here is finally my first post. I am currently working on a CubeSat at TU Munich in Germany. The mission is called MOVE-II (Munich Orbital Verification Experiment) and aims to develop a satellite bus for future scientific missions. It will have pretty high communication bandwidth and power generating capabilities for a CubeSat. We recently started a new website with a blog describing the satellite development in weekly updates. I thought that might be interesting to you guys, so I decided to post it here  :)
Check out http://www.move2space.de/MOVE-II/!


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Re: Cubesat and Nanosat Missions
« Reply #23 on: 11/27/2016 08:26 PM »
Cygnus Alan Poindexter just released four Lemur commercial weather observation nanosats to bring the number on orbit to 17.

Name                NORAD ID  Int'l Code   Launch Date Perigee Apogee Inclination
LEMUR 1               40044   2014-033AL    6/19/2014   615.4   697.5   97.9
LEMUR-2 JOEL          40932   2015-032C     9/28/2015   634.9   654.9    6.0
LEMUR-2 PETER         40935   2015-052F     9/28/2015   639.2   655.3    6.0
LEMUR-2 JEROEN        40934   2015-052E     9/28/2015   638.4   654.8    6.0
LEMUR-2 CHRIS         40933   2015-052D     9/28/2015   633.6   655.2    6.0
LEMUR-2 NICK-ALLAIN   41488   1998-067JJ    3/16/2016   360.9   367.2   51.6
LEMUR-2 KANE          41489   1998-067JK    3/16/2016   361.8   365.4   51.6
LEMUR-2 THERESACONDOR 41485   1998-067JF    3/16/2016   359.2   365.0   51.6
LEMUR-2 JEFF          41490   1998-067JL    3/16/2016   355.0   362.3   51.6
LEMUR-2 BRIDGEMAN     41595   2016-019B     3/23/2016   368.7   371.6   51.6
LEMUR-2 DRMUZZ        41596   2016-019C     3/23/2016   346.8   350.1   51.6
LEMUR-2 NATE          41597   2016-019D     3/23/2016   350.9   353.4   51.6
LEMUR-2 CUBECHEESE    41598   2016-019E     3/23/2016   346.2   350.2   51.6
Lemur-2-Sokolsky              2016-062C?   11/25/2016   502.5   511.1   51.6
Lemur-2-Xiaoqing              2016-062D?   11/25/2016   502.5   511.1   51.6
Lemur-2-Anubhavthakur         2016-062E?   11/26/2016   502.5   511.1   51.6
Lemur-2-Wingo                 2016-062F?   11/26/2016   502.5   511.1   51.6


edit: Fixed launch dates for second set of four (Was listed as ISS first launch)
Dates are ground launch dates from Gunter's Space Page
« Last Edit: 11/28/2016 04:16 PM by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Cubesat and Nanosat Missions
« Reply #24 on: 04/17/2017 05:48 PM »
gongora found the following FCC notice for more Spire satellite launches from Cygnus but I can't find any info on which launch this might be - any ideas?

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SAT-LOA-20151123-00078 E S2946
Grant of Authority Effective Date: 04/07/2017
Launch and Operating Authority
Spire Global, Inc.
Nature of Service: Earth Exploration Satellite Service, Other
On April 7, 2017, the Satellite Division granted in part and deferred in part, with conditions, the application, as amended (File No. SAT-LOA-20151123-00078, as amended by SAT-AMD-20161114-00107), of Spire Global, Inc. Specifically, Spire was authorized to construct, deploy, and operate 4 satellites to be deployed from the Cygnus cargo vessel at orbital altitudes no greater than 500 km, as part of what Spire describes as Phase IB deployment. The satellites will be used to conduct maritime monitoring and meteorological monitoring operations. The satellites will operate using the 402-403 MHz (Earth-to-space) and (space-to-Earth) frequency band for telemetry, tracking and command and back-up data downlinking, and the 2020-2025 MHz (space-to-Earth) and 2200-2290 (space-to-Earth, for 1 MHz bandwidth operations with earth stations outside the United States) frequency bands. The satellites will also receive Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Application Specific Messages (ASM) signals in the 156.7625-156.7875 MHz, 156.8125-156.8375 MHz (space-to-Earth), and 161.9625-161.9875 MHz, 162.0125-162.0375 MHz, 161.9375-161.9625 MHz, and 161.9875-162.0125 MHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands, and GPS signals centered at 1575.42 MHz and 1227.60 MHz (space-to-Earth) frequency bands. Action was deferred on the remainder of Spire's application, as amended.

(He forwarded info as he's away at the moment and can't easily access himself.)
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Re: Cubesat and Nanosat Missions
« Reply #25 on: 04/25/2017 08:13 AM »
List of cubesats on OA-7, including some Spire Lemur-2 sars:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40654.msg1670631#msg1670631

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Re: Cubesat and Nanosat Missions
« Reply #26 on: 04/29/2017 07:49 AM »
Accion Systems Ion drives. May have covered them earlier on this thread. They are now going into production and have proved themselves on a test flight.

On latest Tmro space show.


http://www.accion-systems.com/


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Re: Cubesat and Nanosat Missions
« Reply #28 on: 05/06/2017 04:47 PM »
Laser Comms demo.

http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/05/06/cubesats-frickin-laser-beams/

Laser communications systems have become the next big thing in spacecraft design, promising improved communications. And now NASA is looking to put them on CubeSats.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking sources of compact laser transmitters that could be placed on one of these small satellites for a future technology demonstration space flight mission.

“Goddard is developing a CUBESat spacecraft with science mission payload for a multiple unit CUBESat spacecraft that will generate >1 Gbit/day science data at distances up to 0.5 Astronomical Units (AU). Reference 1 gives a notional CUBESat laser communications system concept,” the center said in the RFI.

“The purpose of this RFI is to solicit specific capability information from industry on master- oscillator power-amplifier (MOPA) laser communication transmitter technologies. This will be used for a cost, schedule and technical assessment to assist with preparing for a possible near-future NASA CUBESat spacecraft technology demonstration,” the RFI adds.


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Re: Cubesat and Nanosat Missions
« Reply #29 on: 05/23/2017 09:52 AM »
http://www.esa.int/Education/CubeSats_-_Fly_Your_Satellite/Six_new_CubeSat_missions_selected_for_next_cycle_of_Fly_Your_Satellite

Six new CubeSat missions selected for next cycle of Fly Your Satellite!

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3Cat-4
The 3Cat-4 team is composed of students from the University Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain.Their mission aims to demonstrate capabilities of nanosatellites for Earth Observation using GNSS-R and L-band microwave radiometry as well as for Automatic Identification Services (AIS).

CELESTA
This CubeSat comes from the University of Montpellier, France and will monitor the LEO environment and perform in-orbit testing of a radiation monitor and a single event latch-up experiment.

EIRSAT-1
This project is a joint collaboration between University College Dublin, Ireland and Queens’ University Belfast, Northern Ireland. The team aim to  test a novel gamma-ray detector module and an experiment with thermal coatings for spacecraft.

ISTnanosat-1
This CubeSat project is the first from Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.  The CubeSat team will use their CubeSat to test an ADS-B receiver that aims to track aircraft in flight.

LEDSAT
The LEDSAT team are from Sapienza – University of Rome in Italy, and plan to improve and test new technologies for tracking of LEO satellites using LEDs.

UoS3
This CubeSat is the first from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Their CubeSat will obtain position and attitude data for the validation of atmospheric models and space object re-entry prediction software.

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