Functional and Qualification Testing of the InflateSail Technology Demonstrator

Andrew Viquerat, Mark Schenk, Vaios Lappas, Berry Sanders

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InflateSail is a 3U CubeSat with 2U dedicated to an experimental drag deorbiting system. The deployable sail has an area of 10m2 and sits atop a 1m long inflatable rigidizable mast. InflateSail is scheduled for launch in 2016 as a technology demonstrator satellite of the QB50 mission. This paper describes the payload functional and qualification tests.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference (AIAA SciTech)
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781624103452
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2015
EventAIAA SciTech 2015 - Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20159 Jan 2015


ConferenceAIAA SciTech 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee, Florida


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