ADAMASAT is the Antenna Deployment and Mono-filament Actuator Satellite, a sub-orbital payload designed and developed by Kentucky Space. With about 8 minutes in space, it will test the KySat-1 antenna deployment mechanism and actuator circuit. The idea is to gain confidence of the antenna deployment mechanism that consists of a mono-filament wire wrapped around the satellite to hold down it’s antennas, and a Nichrome cutter that burns the monofilament line to release the antennas. ADAMASAT will perform four tests of this mechanism while in space.
For more information on the overall mission and launch, please visit the SOCEM mission page.
Kentucky Space has also developed a Free ADAMASat GUI for the HAM community.