International Journal of Aerospace Engineering / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

On-Orbit Thermal Design and Validation of 1 U Standardized CubeSat of STEP Cube Lab

Table 1

System specification of STEP Cube Lab.

ItemSpecifications

Unit1 U

OrbitSun synchronous orbit

Altitude600 km

Inclination angle97.78°

Period5801.23 sec

Life time1 year

PayloadsVariable emittance radiator (VER)
Phase change material (PCM)
Solar energy collection system (SEC)
MEMS-based solid propellant thruster
Hold-down and release mechanism (HRM)

Mass0.92 kg

Thermal controlPassive

Attitude control Permanent magnet attitude stabilization

CommunicationUHF (437.485 MHz)

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