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HawaiiSat-1 SPARK/Super Strypi Launch
October 29, 2015
The HawaiiSat-1 mission aims to demonstrate the Hawai`i Space Flight Laboratory’s ability to design, launch, and operate satellites. This supports the Office of Responsive Space (ORS) office activities, as well as supports research objectives of the University of Hawaii. The Hawai`iSat-1 mission includes a 55kg (~121 lbs) low-Earth orbiting satellite, named ‘HiakaSat’, which will be the platform for demonstrating a DARPA-funded UH-developed long wave infrared hyper-spectral imaging system. In addition, the satellite will be outfitted with two color cameras to provide wide and narrow view images of the Earth.
The HawaiiSat-1 mission aims to achieve the following objectives:
» Demonstrate a cost effective on-orbit platform for performing technology demonstrations
» Perform remote sensing with the newly designed space ultra-compact hyper-spectral imager (SUCHI)
» Perform imaging with two HSFL color cameras which are co-aligned with SUCHI
» Provide workforce development opportunities for students and recent graduates
» Further develop infrastructure for sustainable satellite development, integration and test, and operations
Launch Result: Failure mid-flight