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T0056-P

University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH), ChargerSat - 2 Parabolic Flight Testing

PI: Francis Wessling, University of Alabama, Huntsville

The UAHuntsville ChargerSat program is a student satellite development program to design, build, test, and operate orbital Pico/Nano-satellites. The project is conceived and run under the Space Hardware Club, an all-volunteer, all-student aerospace system design group and student organization of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The UAHuntsville ChargerSat program is currently working on its second CubeSat mission, ChargerSat-2. ChargerSat-2 has a primary focus of investigating the heat transfer properties of nucleate boiling in microgravity. This will involve two 1.5U CubeSat satellites (10x10x15cm), each containing two boiling instruments. To support this mission, two primary technologies will need to be tested to ensure a successful orbital mission. The technologies that need to be tested are: 1) the deployment mechanisms for a drag device designed to increase deceleration forces and 2) the microgravity boiling instrument verification and characterization.

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA09 Entry, Descent and Landing Systems
  • TA10 Nanotechnology
  • TA11 Modeling, Simulation, Information Technology and Processing
  • TA14 Thermal Management Systems
No Maturation information yet.

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    AFO5 (January 2013)
  • Program Status
    Withdrawn
  • Current TRL (?)
    Unknown
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 0 Parabolic

Development Team

  • PI
    Francis Wessling
  • Organization
    University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • Sponsor
    University of Alabama, Huntsville

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