ORS Squared

ORS2-patch-largeThe purpose of the ORS Squared mission was to provide a small spacecraft platform to support a wide variety of programs of particular significance to the Operationally Responsive Space office (ORS) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The primary mission for the satellite was to measure and record vibration and shock data during the launch of a new space delivery vehicle called the Super Strypi. The satellite was also to mark the first flight of a revolutionary solar array system called the High Watts per Kilogram (HaWK) system.   HaWK, manufactured by MMA Designs, is designed to provide a spacecraft with sufficient power to accomplish space weather experiments during a low-earth-orbit (LEO) mission. Among these experiments is a boom which extends one meter from the side of the spacecraft. This spacecraft, with its 6U CubeSat form factor, also marks the initial deployment of a revolutionary launch mechanism called a Canisterized Satellite Dispenser (CSD), manufactured by Planetary Systems Corporation. The CSD is designed to easily adapt to any space delivery platform and to reliably deliver approximately 6kg of spacecraft into orbit. The launch of the satellite was indefinitely postponed one week before delivery.

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Interior of Satellite Satellite Team Members
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Fully Assembled Satellite Fit Check is CSD
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Deployed Satellite