GomX-4B

GomX-4B

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23/11/2017 11:13 am

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ESA/GomSpace

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ESA’s GomX-4B CubeSat will test intersatellite links and propulsive orbit control for future constellations, working with twin GomX-4A, which is owned by the Danish Ministry of Defence.

Both six-unit CubeSats were built by Danish nanosatellite specialist GomSpace. A video shows a simulation of GomX-4B’s launch and early operations phase. This is the crucial stage when the nanosatellite is released from its launcher and initially tumbles through space – reproduced by hand here – before deploying its antennas to link up with controllers on Earth.

See GomX-4B’s vibration test – simulating the violent shaking of its rocket launch – here.

This is the crucial stage when the nanosatellite is released from its launcher and initially tumbles through space – reproduced by hand here – before deploying its antennas to link up with controllers back on Earth.

See GomX-4B’s vibration test – simulating the violent shaking of its rocket launch – here.

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