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with carrying thirteen spacecraft with the primary payload being the University of Hawaii’s Hyperspectral Imaging and Aeronautical Kinematic Analysis Satellite, or HiakaSat.
This 55-kilogram (122 lb) spacecraft is principally geared towards technology demonstration and proving, however the satellite carries the Space Ultra compact Hyperspectral Imager (SUCHI) which will be used for remote sensing in support of geological research.
With a ground resolution of 220 metres (722 feet), the imager will record infrared spectra to support research into volcanic activity. Designed for at least a six-month mission, mission scientists are hopeful that the satellite will be able to operate for up to two years.
HiakaSat is a smaller version of the HawaiiSat-1 mission, which had originally been planned using a larger spacecraft with a heavier imager.
Mass constraints resulted in the size of the satellite being halved, with the spacecraft being renamed HiakaSat to distinguish it from the vehicle that had originally been planned.
Confusingly the mission the satellite was to fulfil was still designated HawaiiSat-1.
The remaining payloads aboard the ORS-4 mission were CubeSats, which were deployed via a NASA-developed Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System (NLAS) dispenser.
The largest, Supernova-Beta, is a six-unit satellite which will be operated by Pumpkin Incorporated.
Pumpkin, who produce CubeSat kits for assembly or use by other organisations including the National Reconnaissance Office, are using the mission to demonstrate their larger-size “Supernova” CubeSat platform as well as navigation, communications and attitude control systems.
The Space Dynamics Laboratory have their three-unit satellite STACEM aboard the Strypi. Designed for an environmental research mission, the spacecraft carries visible-light, infrared and hyperspectral imagers.
St Louis University’s Argus satellite and Montana State University’s PrintSat are both being carried as part of NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program, intended to provide access to space for University CubeSat missions, under the flight designation ELaNa-7.
Argus is a two-unit satellite consisting of a platform named SCARAB and a research payload named Independence, which will be used to update models of how electronics behave when exposed to radiation in the space environment. PrintSat is a materials research mission, using a spacecraft whose structural components were produced solely using 3D printing to determine how this is affected by exposure to space.
The remaining eight satellites comprised the Edison Demonstration of SmallSat Networks (EDSN) constellation, which is being flown by NASA’s Ames Research Center to investigate the value of distributing research across a group of smaller satellites. Each of the 1.5-unit CubeSats has a mass of 1.7 kilograms (3.7 lb) and is designed for sixty days of operations.
The satellites were built using off-the-shelf components centred around Samsung Nexus-S mobile telephones. EDSN will be used for a particle detection mission, with each satellite equipped with an instrument, the Energetic Particle Integrating Space Environment Monitor (EPISEM), with a Geiger counter to detect incident radiation.