SPCS-2 PAYLOAD, FALCONSAT-6 (EXPECTED LAUNCH MID-2015)   The Space Plasma Characterization Source, Mark II (SPCS-2) is a reflight of the Hall effect thruster (HET) payload flown  on FalconSat-5.  Since FalconSat-5 was unable to complete the experiment objectives due to electrical power system  anomalies, FalconSat-6 will address many of the same SPCS objectives.  The integrated ESPA-class propulsion-on-a-panel unit consists of a 200-800W Hall Effect Thruster, high speed plasma  probe, propellant management system, power processing unit (PPU), instrument electronics and digital control interface  unit (DCIU).   
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