SpinSat Mission Overview
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The SpinSat flight is a small satellite mission proposed by the Naval Research Laboratory and Digital Solid State Propulsion DSSP LLC to demonstrate and characterize the on-orbit performance of electrically controlled solid propellant technology in space. This is an enabling technology for the small satellite community that will allow small satellites to perform maneuvers. The mission consists of a spherical spacecraft fitted with Electrically Controlled Solid Propellant thrusters and retro-reflectors for satellite laser ranging SLR. The spacecraft will be deployed from the International Space Station. This paper presents a mission overview and emphasis will be placed on the design, thruster design, optical layout, and unique SSA observation opportunities of the mission.
- Liquid Rocket Propellants
- Unmanned Spacecraft