[amsat-bb] Quest-1 SSTV CubeSat + Nanoracks
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jun 14 13:03:35 PDT 2013
Quest-1 plans to have a 2m Digitalker and SSTV downlink. It's currently slated to launch to the ISS on the SpaceX CRS3 in November with deployment in December.
The IARU satellite status pages say that Quest-1 will be part of a Nanoracks deployment from the ISS with Lithuanica-1 1U CubeSat, ArduSat-2 2U CubeSat, GOMSPACE-1 2U CubeSat, SkyCube [915 MHz] 1U CubeSat, TaiwanSat 2U CubeSat, GOMEX-2 2U CubeSat, Cosmogia TWENTY SIX other 3U CubeSats.
It's the 26 other 3U CubeSats that intrigue me. Does anyone know if they are to be deployed in the sense of put into a free orbit or if it's just intended to mount them on the outside of the ISS to expose them to a space environment ?
There's an article on Nanoracks in Space Quarterly at
73 Trevor M5AKA
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