KySat-2 Overview: KySat-2 is Kentucky’s second satellite to be designed, built, and tested by university students. he primary mission is educational outreach to both the university students who worked on the satellite and to K-12 students and teachers, ultimately providing opportunities for hands-on learning in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. The primary goal of the KySat-2 project is to take a picture of the Earth while in orbit and return the picture to the ground. To achieve this goal, the KySat-2 will utilize the Command and Data Handling (C&DH) system to interface with its various subsystems, including the Beagle Board Imaging System which will be responsible for capturing images of the Earth.
Launch Information: KySat2 has been chosen as a primary on the ELaNa IV mission. It is scheduled to launch out of Wallops Island, VA on June 15th, 2013. The orbit is set to 500 km with a 40.5 degree inclination. The orbital period of KySat-2 is approximately 95 minutes.
- Design Review: December 14th 2012
- EM Revision Hardware Ordered by January 10th 2013
- EM Build Up: February 1st 2013
- EM Environmental Testing last two weeks of February
- If Changes FM Revision Hardware ordered by February 14th 2013
- FM Build Up: March 1st 2013
- FM Flight Testing last two weeks of March
- Delivery: No earlier than April 1st 2013