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SwampSat is a student-developed nanosat mission of the University of Florida (UFL) in Gainesville, FL, USA.

The goal of the project is to test advanced CMGs (Control Moment Gyroscopes) designed for smallsats to increase the capabilities and hence the utility of CubeSats. The satellite demonstrated on-orbit precision three axes attitude control using a pyramidal configuration of CMGs. The satellite is designed around the 1U CubeSat form factor and the architecture is subsystem based.

Alternate Names

  • 39402

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)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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