FARGO was selected on the 2nd of December 2021 within the Überflieger2 competition to develop the proposed experiment for operation on the ISS.
The FARGO experiment is developed by the Small Satellite Student Society of the University of Stuttgart (KSat e.V.) and is supported by the Institute of Space Systems.
The FARO mission carries three distinct experiments for technology demonstration of novel wear less mechanisms. These are ferrofluidbased reaction wheel, a metallic-ferrofluid electrical switch and a oil-ferrofluid thermal switch.
The FARGO experiment is scheduled for launch on a Falcon 9 rocket with the supply mission Spx27 from Cape Canaveral on the 11th of March 2023. After experiment operation for a month onboard the ISS the supply vehicle will return to Earth and the experiments returns to Stuttgart.
An opportunity for personal flight participation exists.
At https://fly-your-name.ksat-stuttgart.de/#/ anyone is invited to submit his name and obtain a personal boarding pass. The submitted names will be stored on a memory card, which will be integrated in the FARGO experiment and participating in the full mission.
Manfred Ehresmann, E-Mail
Apl. Prof. Georg Herdrich, E-Mail