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DEORBITSAIL

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DEORBITSAIL is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40719
Int'l Code: 2015-032E
Perigee: 636.0 km
Apogee: 661.0 km
Inclination: 98.0 °
Period: 97.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 7019 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: July 10, 2015
Source: United Kingdom (UK)
Launch site: SRIHARIKOTA (SRI)
Uplink (MHz):
Downlink (MHz): 145.975
Beacon (MHz):
Mode: 1200bps BPSK
Call sign: DOS
Status: Inactive


DEORBITSAIL is a 3U satellite funded by a European Commission grant, aiming to verify that sails are an effective way to clear busy orbital pathways of space junk. The deorbiting capability of the DEORBITSAIL satellite is due to increased aerodynamic drag from the large surface area of the deployed sail in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO). DEORBITSAIL will deploy a 4-by-4-meter, four-quadrant sail to demonstrate deorbiting. The spacecraft will be based on a 3 unit (3U) CubeSat standard structure, with dimensions close to 10 by 10 by 34 cm. DeorbitSail features power, communications, attitude control and data handling components in addition to its densely packed sail and deployment system. The sail will be able to change the satellite’s orbit through drag and solar radiation pressure.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40719U 15032E   17296.64443400 +.00000716 +00000-0 +11063-3 0  9990
2 40719 097.9646 188.6946 0017837 089.0107 271.3146 14.76201831123279
Source of the keplerian elements: Caltech