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Small Spacecraft Technology

Iodine Satellite (iSAT)

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The Iodine Satellite (iSat) spacecraft was a to be the first CubeSat to demonstrate high change in velocity from a secondary payload launch safe propulsion system using a Hall thruster modified to use iodine as a propellant. The mission was to demonstrate CubeSat maneuverability, including plane change, altitude change and change in its closest approach to Earth to ensure atmospheric reentry in less than 90 days. More »

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