PSC Prepares for Falcon 9 Launch Integration of 3U Canisterized Satellite Dispenser

Jul 29, 2014 | Company News

PSC will support launch integration of a 3U CSD that will deploy the POPACS cubesat. The satellite consists of three spheres restrained in four aluminum spacers, preloaded within the CSD during launch. Upon deployment from the CSD the POPACS components will immediately separate from each other. The mission of POPACS is to measure the changes in density of the auroral zone upper atmosphere in response to various solar stimuli such as flares and CMEs.