CubeRRT Deployed into Orbit

CubeRRT was deployed from the International Space Station on July 13, 2018.  Up until this time, a Nanoracks deployer had housed CubeRRT and another 6U CubeSat, TEMPEST-D, within the ISS.  The two were pushed out of the ISS together, but will gradually separate to establish their own distinct orbits.

CubeRRT (left) and TEMPEST-D deploy from the ISS

Initial contact has been made with CubeRRT using the Globalstar communications network.  Telemetry from the spacecraft indicates that its power, attitude control, and thermal systems are all working as expected.  Upon successful communications using the onboard UHF radio, CubeRRT will begin its bus and payload commissioning which expected to last about 3 weeks.

CubeRRT (left) and TEMPEST-D begin their orbits

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