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KySat

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2013-064E

Description

KySat-2 is a cube shaped picosat-class CubeSat satellite powered by solar energy, weighs 1 kg and measures 10 cm on a side.

KySat-2 was built by Kentucky Space, a consortium consisting of University of Kentucky and Morehead State University.

KySat-2 will leverage design philosophies of Space Plug-and-Play Avionics (SPA) protocol with SSL co-developing SPA-1 (I2C) protocol for the Trailblazer CubeSat mission. KySat-2 will also test a Stellar Gyroscope, which consists of a single five megapixel camera and a Beagleboard-xM single-board Linux computer.

Alternate Names

  • 39384

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-11-20
Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 1
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 1 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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