O/OREOS Nanosatellite: A Multi-Payload Technology Demonstration

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Minelli, Giovanni ; Ricco, Antonio ; Beasley, Christopher ; Hines, John ; Agasid, Elwood ; Yost, Bruce ; Squires, David ; Friedericks, Charlie ; Piccini, Matthew ; Defouw, Greg ; McIntyre, Mike ; Ricks, Robert ; Parra, Macarena ; Diaz-Aguado, Millan ; Timucin, Linda ; Henschke, Mike ; Lera, Matthew ; Tan, Ming ; Cohen, Mike ; Ronzano, Karolyn ; Luzzi, Ed ; Mai, Nghia ; Schooley, Aaron ; Ly, Dianna ; Stackpole, Eric ; Lin, Jeffrey ; Tucker, John ; Ehrenfreund, Pascale ; Santos, Nathan ; Bramall, ... view all 34 authors (2010)
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The Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses (O/OREOS) nanosatellite follows in the footsteps of the successful GeneSat-1 and PharmaSat missions to validate key technologies developed to conduct compelling science experiments in space for a small price tag. Developed by the Small Spacecraft Division at NASA Ames Research Center, the 5.5-kg 3U satellite contains two completely independent payloads and a novel drag-enhancing device which shortens the spacecraft’s orbital lifetime, thereby mitigating orbital debris. This paper provides an overview of the mission as well as an in-depth discussion of each payload and the de-orbit mechanism (DOM) while highlighting lessons learned from the spacecraft’s development.
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