Communications Satellite, PCsat Thermal/Mass Model

Communications Satellite, PCsat Thermal/Mass Model

     

PCsat, developed by U.S. Naval Academy students and launched in 2001, allows amateur users to report and receive position information and messages from specially designed walkie-talkies nearly anywhere in the world. This artifact is an engineering model used to test the thermal and mass properties of the satellite. Note that the antennas are metal strips cut from commercially-available measuring tape.

The United States Naval Academy donated this artifact to the Museum in 2004.

Gift of the United States Naval Academy Small Satellite Program.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
United States Naval Academy

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned

Materials
Aluminum, plastic, copper, glass
Dimensions
Spacecraft bus: 10 in high x 10 in wide x 10 in. deep (25.4 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Antennas: Four 6.5 in (16.51 cm) and four 19.5 in (49.53 cm)

PCsat, developed by U.S. Naval Academy students and launched in 2001, allows amateur users to report and receive position information and messages from specially designed walkie-talkies nearly anywhere in the world. This artifact is an engineering model used to test the thermal and mass properties of the satellite. Note that the antennas are metal strips cut from commercially-available measuring tape.

The United States Naval Academy donated this artifact to the Museum in 2004.

Gift of the United States Naval Academy Small Satellite Program.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
United States Naval Academy

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned

Materials
Aluminum, plastic, copper, glass
Dimensions
Spacecraft bus: 10 in high x 10 in wide x 10 in. deep (25.4 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Antennas: Four 6.5 in (16.51 cm) and four 19.5 in (49.53 cm)

ID: A20040208000