DeOrbitSail

University of Surrey Deorbitsail

Deorbitsail is a 3U cubesat satellite mission that will launch and deploy a 5 m x 5 m, four-quadrant sail to demonstrate deorbiting.

NASA-Catalog: 40719

Beacon

145.975 MHz, 1k2 BPSK

Call

DOS

Status

ACTIVE

Orbital Parameter

NORAD                   40719
COSPAR designator       2015-032-E  
Inclination             98.051
RA of A. Node           96.026
Eccentricity            0.0016062
Argument of Perigee     201.560
Revs per day            14.74596234
Period                  1h 37m 39s (97.65 min)
Semi-major axis         7 025 km
Perigee x Apogee        635 x 658 km
BStar (drag term)       0.000066596 1/ER
Mean anomaly            158.496


Mission

The DeorbitSail project is a collaboration to build a 3U CubeSat sized satellite with a deployable sail that will demonstrate rapid deorbiting. The deorbiting capability of the DeorbitSail satellite is due to increased aerodynamic drag from the large surface area of the deployed sail in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO). From our proposed concept, the satellite will return to the Earth and burn up in the atmosphere over time as its altitude reduces.

Telemetry

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Homepage und weitere Informationen

https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/d/deorbitsail
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ssc/research/space_vehicle_control/deorbitsail/

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