The CHARGERSAT CubeSat, launched on a Minotaur rocket as part of the ORS-3 cluster mission, re-entered on February 4, 2016 after over two years in orbit.
NORAD ID: 39405
Type: 1U CubeSat
Launched: November 20, 2013 – 01:15 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Minotaur I
Launch Site: Wallops, Virinia, USA
Re-Entry Prediction: March 19, 2016 – 05:55 UTC +/-180 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown
ChargerSat-1 was designed by the University of Alabama and was a 1U CubeSat setting out to improve communications for picosatellite operations, demonstrate a passive nadir axis stabilization system for picosat control and improve solar power collection for small satellite operations. It was equipped with four deployable solar panels and a gravity gradient boom that is used for stabilization demonstrations.