CryoCube is a 3U cubesat with a deployable sunshield that makes it possible for elements of the payload to reach cryogenic temperatures. The current payload is a pressure system for cryogenic fluid management experiments. It will launch in early 2019 through NASA’s Cubesat Launch Initiative.SLI developed Cryocube in collaboration with NASA KSC under Space Act Agreement number KCA-4383.

Stowed configuration

Deployed configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dimensions: 3U (1.5U bus, 1.5U payload)

Mass: 3.8 kg

 

Bus Capabilities

Three-axis attitude control (reaction wheels and magnetorquers)

S-band communications compatible with the NASA Near Earth Network

 

Current Payload

Pressure system instrumented with pressure sensor and 12 temperature sensors

Experiment tank with low heat leak Kevlar suspension