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The NPS-SCAT (Naval Postgraduate School Solar Cell Array Tester) is a 1U CubeSat in development by the Space Systems Academic Group at NPS.

The objective of the NPS-SCAT CubeSat program is to provide a responsive platform to test solar cells in orbit while focusing on the education of NPS students. In addition, the knowledge gained from this CubeSat will be used to further develop the CubeSat program at NPS. The CubeSat development program educates NPS Space Systems military officer and civilian students in the full life cycle of space flight systems with the goal of providing a trained, educated, and experienced cadres of space professionals.

Alternate Names

  • 39389

Facts in Brief

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

Funding Agency

  • United States Air Force Academy (United States)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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