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Facts as of 2018 August 11

  • Nanosats launched: 958
  • CubeSats launched: 875
  • PocketQubes launched: 4
  • Nanosats destroyed on launch: 86
  • Most nanosats on a rocket: 103
  • Countries with nanosats: 58
  • Companies in database: 288
  • Forecast: over 3000 nanosats to launch in 6 years

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Mission nameNORAD IDOrganisationOrganisation typeNationType (U/mass)Launch dateOrbitStatusMission descriptionPartners
TUBSAT-N25389Technische Universität Berlin UniversityGermany8.5 kg1998-07-07400 x 770 km, 78.9 degReentry 2002-04-22. Was operational until 2000-XX-XX. More than two years of operation.• Demonstration of low-cost access to space without performance reduction. • Bidirectional data transfer between autonomous environmental stations and the satellite. • Tracking of medium-sized and large mammals.DLR
TUBSAT-N125390Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany3 kg1998-07-07400 x 770 km, 78.9 degReentry 2000-10-20. Was operational until 1999-XX-XX. About 1 year operation• Demonstration of low-cost access to space without performance reduction. • Bidirectional data transfer between autonomous stations and the satellite. • Tracking of medium-sized and large mammals.DLR
Artemis JAK (MASat, Picosat 5)26093Santa Clara UniversityUniversityUS0.2 kg2000-01-27750 x 800 km, 100.2 degNo signalSimple beacon transmitter to test the ground reception ability of spaceborne picosat broadcasts.-
Artemis Louise (Lightning, Picosat 8)26092Santa Clara UniversityUniversityUS0.895 kg2000-01-27750 x 800 km, 100.2 degNo signalThe objective is to research the effects of lightning on the outer ionosphere. Lightning discharges and the effects on the Earth's near space environment can be recorded with the VLF receiver.-
Artemis Thelma (Thunder, Picosat 7)26091Santa Clara UniversityUniversityUS0.6 kg2000-01-27750 x 800 km, 100.2 degNo signalThe objective is to research the effects of lightning on the outer ionosphere. Lightning discharges and the effects on the Earth's near space environment can be recorded with the VLF receiver.-
ASUSat 1 (Arizona State University Satellite)26065Arizona State UniversityUniversityUS6 kg2000-01-27750 x 800 km, 100.2 degWas operational until 2000-01-28. 14 hours. Problem in power system prevented the solar arrays from supplying power.Its primary mission was Earth imaging, with several secondary missions including orbit determination, amateur-radio communications, passive stabilization techniques, attitude detection, and composite-material research.-
MEMS 1A (Pico 21, PICOSAT-1)26080DARPAMilitaryUS0.275 kg2000-01-27750 x 800 km, 100.2 degReentry 2000-XX-XX. Was operational until 2000-02-09. Battery power decayed• To demonstrate the basic functional elements of a low-power LEO “swarm” or formation PICOSAT array. • To communicate from space using node-type radios and to report the results of MEMS-switched tests.Built by Aerospace Corporation, sponsored by DARPA
MEMS 1B (Pico 23, Picosat 1)26080DARPAMilitaryUS0.275 kg2000-01-27750 x 800 km, 100.2 degReentry 2000-XX-XX. Was operational until 2000-02-09. Battery power decayed• To demonstrate the basic functional elements of a low-power LEO “swarm” or formation PICOSAT array. • To communicate from space using node-type radios and to report the results of MEMS-switched tests.Built by Aerospace Corporation, sponsored by DARPA
StenSat (Picosat 6)26094Stensat GroupCompanyUS0.2 kg2000-01-27750 x 800 km, 100.2 degNo signalAmateur radio operators world wide and was to operate as a single channel mode "J" FM voice repeater.-
MEMS 2A (Pico 20, PICOSAT 7)26904DARPAMilitaryUS0.275 kg2000-07-19750 x 800 km, 100.2 degReentry 2002-07-11. No signal?• To demonstrate the basic functional elements of a low-power LEO “swarm” or formation PICOSAT array. • To communicate from space using node-type radios and to report the results of MEMS-switched tests.Built by Aerospace Corporation, sponsored by DARPA
MEMS 2B (Pico 22, PICOSAT 8)26904DARPAMilitaryUS0.275 kg2000-07-19750 x 800 km, 100.2 degReentry 2002-07-11. No signal?• To demonstrate the basic functional elements of a low-power LEO “swarm” or formation PICOSAT array. • To communicate from space using node-type radios and to report the results of MEMS-switched tests.Built by Aerospace Corporation, sponsored by DARPA
Munin26621Swedish Institute of Space PhysicsInstituteSweden6 kg2000-11-21700 x 1800 km, 95.5 degWas operational until 2001-02-21, Likely to boot PROM failure after manual CPU reset.The scientific objective with Munin is to collect data on the auroral activity on both the northern and southern hemispheres, such that a global picture of the current state of activity can be made available on-line. The data acquired by Munin will then serve as an input to the prediction of space weather.Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University
MEPSI 1A (MEMS-based PicoSat Inspector)27562DARPAMilitaryUS0.8 kg2002-11-23390 km, 51.6 degReentry 2003-01-31. Was operational?Demonstrate the capability of deploying an onboard miniature autonomous inspector, tasked to conduct visual inspection of the host satellite.Aerospace Corporation was the contractor in collaboration with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
MEPSI 1B (MEMS-based PicoSat Inspector)27562DARPAMilitaryUS0.8 kg2002-11-23390 km, 51.6 degReentry 2003-01-31. Was operational?Demonstrate the capability of deploying an onboard miniature autonomous inspector, tasked to conduct visual inspection of the host satellite.Aerospace Corporation was the contractor in collaboration with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
AAUSAT 1 (AAU-CubeSat, AAU CubeSat)27846Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2003-03-30820 km, 98.7 degWas operational until 2003-09-22. Battery problems.* Sudents have achieved some useful knowledge of space technology. * That communication is established with the satellite and housekeeping information is retrieved. * Test ACS performance. * Take pictures of certain locations on earth.-
CanX-127847Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada1U2003-03-30820 km, 98.7 degNo signalIts mission is to evaluate several novel technologies in space, including a low-cost CMOS horizon sensor and star-tracker, active three-axis magnetic stabilization, GPS-based position determination, and an ARM7 central computer.-
CUTE-I (Cubical Tokyo Tech Engineering Satellite-I)27844Tokyo Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2003-03-30820 km, 98.7 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-07)Communication, sensing and deployment mechanism missions.SRTL (Space Robotics and Teleoperations Laboratory) of Tokyo
DTUSat-127842Technical University of DenmarkUniversityDenmark1U2003-03-30820 km, 98.7 degNo signalThe main payload is an 450 m long electrodynamic tether for dumping the satellite.-
QuakeSat27845Stanford UniversityUniversityUS3U2003-03-30820 km, 98.7 degWas operational until 2004-12-XX.* To detect, record, and downlink earthquake ELF emission data. * Demonstrate that the CubeSat Nano-Sat design is a cost-effective platform for conducting significant space science research experiments. * Demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing commercially-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts to construct a reliable, short mission micro-satellite.Stanford University
XI-IV27848University of TokyoUniversityJapan1U2003-03-30820 km, 98.7 degOperational (Last DK3WN telemetry 2018-02-19)The objective is to demonstrate and to validate a picosatellite bus system and the space use of commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) parts.-
UNOSAT 1 (Undergraduate Orbital Student Satellite)Launch failureUniversidade Norte do ParanáUniversityBrazil8.83 kg2003-08-22Launch failureLaunch failureTransmit in regular intervals a message of voice and one packet of telemetry.-
TNS-0 (TEKh-42, Technologicesky Nanosputnik)42914Moscow Russian Scientific Research InstituteInstituteRussia4.5 kg2005-02-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2005-08-30. Was operational until 2005-07-15. Batteries were empty and burnt in atmosphere couple of months later.Working out the principles of small satellites control using global telecommunication systems, as well as receiving by COSPAS/SARSAT system beacon of the flight qualification.FSUE (Federal State Unitary Enterprise-meaning a `government industry')
nCube-228897Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Narvik University College (HiN) and the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH)UniversityNorway1U2005-10-27695 km, 98.2 deg, SSODeployment failure from SSETI Express.Hands-on experience with a real satellite mission. Multidisciplinary collaboration. Space project experience.-
UWE-128892University of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2005-10-27695 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational until 2006-06-XX.Experiments on “Internet Protocols in space”, as well as to miniaturization technology demonstrations. This second objective included characterization of triple junction GaAs solar cells from European sources, which were tested first time in space.-
XI-V28895University of TokyoUniversityJapan1U2005-10-27695 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational until 2016-04-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2016-04-01)Its mission is to evaluate several novel technologies in space, including a low-cost CMOS horizon sensor and star-tracker, active three-axis magnetic stabilization, GPS-based position determination, and an ARM7 central computer.-
CUTE-1.7+APD28941Tokyo Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan2U2006-02-21300 x 710 km, 98.2 degReentry 2009-10-25. Was operational until 2006-03-16. Stopped receiving commands, beacon functioned until deorbit.Demonstration of PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) as an onboard computer. Attitude control experiment using magnetic torquer. Amateur radio service - digital repeater (digipeater). Demonstration of APD (Avalanche Photo Diode) sensor. Tether deployment experiment.-
AeroCube-1Launch failureThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureMission is to test a communication system and the system bus plus a suite of CMOS cameras done by Harvey Mudd College. An omnidirectional patch antenna is used.-
CP1Launch failureCalifornia Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureTesting of a sun sensor donated by Optical Energy technoloies, as well as the use of a sungle magnetic torquer embedded within a side panel.-
CP2Launch failureCalifornia Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureEnergy dissipation experiment as well as a field-test of what we have dubbed the CP Bus. CP2 marks our first attempt at “standardizing” a CubeSat bus to enable easier integration of a wide variety of payloads.-
HAUSat-1 (Hannuri-1, Hankuk Aviation University SATellite-1)Launch failureKorea Aerospace University (Hankuk Aviation University)UniversitySouth Korea1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureDevelopment, launch, and operation of CubeSat. Space qualification of space components. Develop core satellite system technology. Establish satellite system development infrastructure. Cultivate professionals in field of satellite systems. Accomplish national-first purely student managed program.-
ICECube 1 (Ionospheric sCintillation Experimental CubeSat)Launch failureCornell UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureFirst, to qualify the concept of small satellites as useful instruments for science and engineering, to lower the cost of space utilization and exploration; Second, to educate students in all major aspects of the design, construction, and launch of space satellite systems.-
ICECube 2 (Ionospheric sCintillation Experimental CubeSat)Launch failureCornell UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureFirst, to qualify the concept of small satellites as useful instruments for science and engineering, to lower the cost of space utilization and exploration; Second, to educate students in all major aspects of the design, construction, and launch of space satellite systems.-
IONLaunch failureUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS2U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureMeasuring Oxygen airglow emissions from the Earth’s mesosphere. Tests a new MicroVacuum Arc Thruster (µVAT) with high dynamic range. tests a new SID processor board. Small CMOS camera for Earth imaging.-
KUTESatLaunch failureUniversity of KansasUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop and operate a simple pico- satellite in low Earth orbit (LEO).-
Mea Huaka (Voyager)Launch failureUniversity of HawaiiUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureSet of temperature sensors to verify UH-designed thermal modeling software, but the actual mission was just learning to build a bus.-
MEROPE (Montana Earth-Orbiting Pico-Explorer)Launch failureMontana State UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureMeasure the radiation of the Van Allen radiation belts, first discovered by Explorer-1 under the direction of Professor James Van Allen's group of the State University of Iowa (now The University of Iowa).-
nCube-1Launch failureNorwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Narvik University College (HiN) and the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH)UniversityNorway1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureHands-on experience with a real satellite mission. Multidisciplinary collaboration. Space project experience.-
PicPoT (Small Satellite of Politecnico di Torino)Launch failurePolytechnic University of TurinUniversityItaly2.5 kg2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureEducational.-
RinCon 1Launch failureUniversity of ArizonaUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureLow-power beacon system, which provides a redundant means of relaying sensor data in analog form if the primary (digital) transmitter fails.Rincon Research Corporation
SACRED (AlcatelSat)Launch failureUniversity of ArizonaUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureMeasure the total amount of high-energy radiation over a two-year span and will test the radiation properties of four commercial integrated circuitsMontpelier University and Alcatel Space Systems of France.
SEEDSLaunch failureNihon UniversityUniversityJapan1U2006-07-26Launch failureLaunch failureCommunication with the amateur ground stations, the sensing of the satellite housekeeping data, and the analysis of its orbit and attitude. Each mission has many sub-missions.-
HIT-Sat29484Hokkaido Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan2.7 kg2006-09-22280 x 650 km, 98.3 degReentry 2008-06-18. Was operational until 2007-02-03, afterwards beacon intermittently.Demonstrate the performance of the HIT-Sat bus system on orbit. HIT-Sat is an engineering test CubeSat, which is being used as a scale model for a future “Hokkaido microsatellite” .-
RAFT129661US Naval Academy Satellite LabUniversityUS4 kg2006-10-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2007-05-30. Was operational.Provide a cubesat in a cluster which has an on-board transponder capable of identifying itself via the NSS satellite Radar Tracking system to help locate the Cubesats. Secondly, RAFT will have a separate 217 MHz NSSS radar transmitter and receiver, which can help with calibration tests of the separate NSSS transmit and receive antenna beams.-
MARScom29662US Naval Academy Satellite LabUniversityUS3 kg2006-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2007-05-06. No signal.The mission of MARScom is to explore and demonstrate a very low cost yet viable communications capability for education and training of both Midshipmen and the large numbers of Navy Marine Corps communications cadre personnel.-
MEPSI 2A29660DARPAMilitaryUS1.1 kg2006-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2007-03-08. Was operational, but short lived.Pair is tethered. Cold gas propulsion system, with 0.1N thrust with 5 thrusters. This propulsion system includes MEMS pressure transducersAerospace Corporation was the contractor in collaboration with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
MEPSI 2B29660DARPAMilitaryUS1.4 kg2006-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2007-03-08. Was operational, but short lived.Pair is tethered. Cold gas propulsion system, with 0.1N thrust with 5 thrusters. This propulsion system includes MEMS pressure transducersAerospace Corporation was the contractor in collaboration with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
GeneSat-129655NASA/Santa Clara UniversityAgencyUS3U2006-12-16415 km, 40 degReentry 2010-08-04. Was operational.Perform experiment on E. Coli bacteria in space, first cubesat to carry a biological experiment.-
PehuenSat 129712National University of ComahueUniversityArgentina6 kg2007-01-10630 km, 98.1 deg, SSOWas operational until 2007-02-01. Reports end during that time.Build and operate a small satellite whose mission is educational, technological and scientific. This satellite will allow the participants to gain an important experience for future projects as part of the Pehuensat Program, with more complex missions.Argentina Association Space Technology (AATE) and AMSAT Argentina.
CAPE-131130University of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversityUS1U2007-04-17650 x 780 km, 98.1 degWas operational, unknown time.To gain basic knowledge and skillset of developing and launching a picosatellite to pave the way for future projects.-
CP331129California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2007-04-17650 x 780 km, 98.1 degNo signalImplement an attitude control system using only magnetic torquers embedded within the side panels.-
CP431132California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2007-04-17650 x 780 km, 98.1 degWas operational? Unkown time, C&DH processor lock-up issue.Energy dissipation experiment as well as a field-test of what the team has dubbed the CP Bus. CP2 marks our first attempt at “standardizing” a CubeSat bus to enable easier integration of a wide variety of payloads.-
CSTB-1 (CubeSat TestBed 1)31122BoeingCompanyUS1U2007-04-17650 x 780 km, 98.1 degWas operational until 2009-11-XX. Retired.Testbed for components for future Boeing small-sat missions. Accelerate the maturity of CubeSat related componets and subsystems, as well as accelerate the general infrastructure and operations of this class of spacecraft.-
Libertad-131128Sergio Arboleda UniversityUniversityColombia1U2007-04-17650 x 780 km, 98.1 degWas operational until 2007-05-07? Batteries were empty. Some reports in Wiki that it was working over 2 years?Camera and transmission of one stanza of the Colombian national anthem.-
MAST31126Tethers UnlimitedCompanyUS3U2007-04-17650 x 780 km, 98.1 degWas semi-operational, communication was achieved with one of three picosats.Perform investigations of the dynamics of tethered formations of spacecraft and to investigate the survivability of tethers in the harsh space environment.Stanford University
AeroCube-231133The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2007-04-17650 x 780 km, 98.1 degWas operational until 2007-04-18. Failed almost immediatelySimilar to AeroCube-1, except added charging system for the Lithium batteries.-
MEMS-Pico (ZDPS-1, Zheda Pixing)38262 ?Zhejiang UniversityUniversityChina1 kg2007-05-25650 x 930 km, 97.8 degNo signal, because ZDPS-1A was considered as the first successfully operated Chinese nanosatellite.Solar-panel-covered rhombicuboctahedron containing a MEMS infrared sensor, an S-band transceiver and a CMOS camera.-
AAUSAT232788Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2008-04-28620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-23)Education. By participating in the project students gets involved in the complicated process of building a complex system like a satellite. This teaches the student to work together in small groups and, at the same time, coordinate their actions with other groups. The primary "technical" mission is to get one-way communication with the satellite, and next is establish two-way communication.Danish National Space Center
CanX-232790Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada3U2008-04-28620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (http://www.sinclairinterplanetary.com/news/adecadeofcanx-2)GPS radio occultation experiment to characterize the upper atmosphere (University of Calgary), an atmospheric spectrometer to measure greenhouse gases (York University), and a space materials experiment to evaluate the effects of atomic oxygen on a protective coating (University of Toronto).-
CanX-632784Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada6.5 kg2008-04-28620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (https://www.utias-sfl.net/?page_id=205)Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver developed by COM DEV for detection of signals transmitted by maritime vessels.COM DEV Ltd.
Compass-132787Aachen University of Applied SciencesUniversityGermany1U2008-04-28620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until 2012-04-14.To take color images of the earth at a resolution of 640x480 pixels, to validate (test) a Phoenix GPS receiver from DLR in orbit, to test three-axis attitude control (based on magnetic actuation), and to verify the functionality of the spacecraft in space (technology demonstration).
CUTE-1.7+APD-2 (CUTE1.7+APD-II)32785Tokyo Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan3 kg2008-04-28620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-16)Follow-on satellite to the Cute-1.7 + APD-
Delfi-C332789Delft University of TechnologyUniversityNetherlands3U2008-04-28620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-08)Hands-on education & training of students on a real spacecraft project. A Radio Amateur Platform (RAP) from TU Delft, comprising a linear transponder. Development of a modular nanosatellite spacecraft bus and a distributed ground segment.Dutch Space, TNO
SEEDS-2 (SEEDS-II, Space Engineering EDucation Satellite-2)32791Nihon UniversityUniversityJapan1U2008-04-28620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Personal contact 2018-08-07, last DK3WN report 2017-03-17)--
NanoSail-DLaunch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2008-08-03Launch failureLaunch failureEstablish ARC-MSFC collaborative relationship for future small satellite initiatives. Deploy a 10 m² solar sail leveraging work by MSFC approved under the SMD In-Space Propulsion Program. Demo Orbital Debris Mitigation technology – drag sail. Ground Imaging to reduce spacecraft instrumentation. Add to flight experience – ARC Bus "light" experience.ManTech/NeXolve
PreSat (PharmaSat Risk Evaluation Satellite)Launch failureNASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2008-08-03Launch failureLaunch failureDemonstrate / Validate Performance of NASA-Ames 2nd Generation Modular Triple CubeSat Nanosatellite Platform. PRESat will demonstrate its ability to create a stable, space science laboratory using innovative environment control techniques, and to monitor the levels of pressure, temperature and acceleration.-
PSSC (PSSCT, Pico Satellite Solar Cell Testbed)33445The Aerospace CorporationMilitaryUS6.5 kg2008-11-29330 km, 51.6 degReentry 2010-02-17. Was operational until 2009-03-19.Monitor accelerated radiation degradation of triple-junction solar cells in a high radiation environment.-
KKS-1 (Kouku Kosen Satellite-1, KISEKI)33499Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial TechnologyUniversityJapan3.17 kg2009-01-23660 km, 98.1 deg, SSOSemi-operational? (According to list of JE9PEL, https://www.wikiwand.com/ja/KKS-1)KKS-1 is an educational satellite that has been developed by the students and teaching staffs of Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology as MONOZUKURI education of aerospace engineering.-
PRISM (Picosatellite for Remote¿sensing and Innovative Space Missions)33493University of TokyoUniversityJapan8.5 kg2009-01-23660 km, 98.1 deg, SSOWas operational until 2018-02-XX? (Last SatNOGS report 2018-02-19)Demonstration of Imaging Technology by using "Extensible Boom" as a Telescope. Demonstration of COTS-oriented Components for Nano-satellites. Advanced Amateur Radio Service.-
STARS-1 Daughter (KUKAI, KAI, Space Tethered autonomous Robotic Satellite 1)33498Kagawa UniversityUniversityJapan3.8 kg2009-01-23660 km, 98.1 deg, SSOReentry 2018-03-03. Was operational until?The primary objective of KUKAI is technical verification of a tethered space robot.-
STARS-1 Mother (STARS-C, KUKAI, KU, Space Tethered autonomous Robotic Satellite 1)33498Kagawa UniversityUniversityJapan4.2 kg2009-01-23660 km, 98.1 deg, SSOReentry 2018-03-03. Was operational?The primary objective of KUKAI is teehnical verification of a tethered space robot.-
AeroCube-335005The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2009-05-19450 km, 40.5 degReentry 2011-01-06. Was operational until 2009-12-10. Semi-operational without 2-way communication until reentry.After launch, AeroCube-3 will remain attached to the upper stage of its carrier rocket by means of a 61-meter (200 ft) tether. Experiments will be conducted to determine the satellite's flight dynamics. A wide-angle camera will be used to image the upper stage. The satellite will also reel in the tether, moving closer to the upper stage.US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
CP6 (Polysat)35003California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2009-05-19450 km, 40.5 degReentry 2011-10-06. Was operational.Implement an attitude control system using only magnetic torquers embedded within the side panels.Once the primary objectives have been met, a command will be sent to deploy the secondary payload that consists of a series of spring steel tapes. The data will be used to guide the future design of an electrodynamic tether.-
HawkSat I35004Hawk Institute of Space SciencesCompanyUS1U2009-05-19450 km, 40.5 degReentry 2011-09-04. No signal.Its primary function is to act as a proof of concept vehicle for future satellites to be developed by the Hawk Institute for Space Sciences.-
PharmaSat 1 (GeneSat-2)35002Santa Clara University, NASA Ames Small Spacecraft DivisionAgencyUS3U2009-05-19450 km, 40.5 degReentry 2012-08-14. Was operational until 2009-06-15. Beacon was turned off and lost S-band contact before.Contains a controlled environment micro-laboratory packed with sensors and optical systems that can detect the growth, density and health of yeast cells and transmit that data to scientists for analysis on Earth.-
Aggiesat-2 (Dragonsat 2)35690Texas A&M UniversityUniversityUS3.2 kg2009-07-15330 km, 51.6 degReentry 2010-03-17. Was operational for 230 days.Promote space engineering education as well as research into novel, low-cost autonomous rendezvous and proximity operations techniques.NASA Johnson Space Center, University of Texas at Austin
BEVO 1 (DragonSat 1)35690University of Texas at AustinUniversityUS3.5 kg2009-07-15330 km, 51.6 degReentry 2010-03-17. No signal. Failed to separate from Aggiesat-2.Promote space engineering education as well as research into novel, low-cost autonomous rendezvous and proximity operations techniques.NASA Johnson Space Center, Texas A&M University
BEESAT-135933Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany1U2009-09-23720 km, 98.3 degWas operational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-09-23)Verification of miniaturized reaction wheels in the space environment. Test of a novel satellite bus system. Power scope improvement of pico- and nanosatellitesAstroFein Technik,
ITUpSAT-135935Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey1U2009-09-23720 km, 98.3 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-11)The overall objectives are to provide a hands-on project environment for the students at ITU under faculty guidance.-
SwissCube35932Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)UniversitySwitzerland1U2009-09-23720 km, 98.3 degOperational, but some problems since 2017 (Last SatNOGS report 2018-07-22)The main objective is educational and to show the students how to build a complex engineering system from A to Z like a satellite. Carries a small telescope which will allow to obtain images of the nightglow, a luminescence phenomena occurring at 100 km of height above the Earth surface.- EPFL - HES-SO - Univ. of Neuchatel - FHNW - Bern University
UWE-235934University of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2009-09-23720 km, 98.3 degWas operational, unknown time.Demonstration of the newly developed Attitude Determination System (ADS). Equipped with a number of new sensors to be able to accurately determine the orientation in space.-
KSat (Hayato, Kagoshima Satellite, K-Sat)36573Kagoshima UniversityUniversityJapan1U2010-05-20295 km, 30 degReentry 2010-07-14. Was operational but communication happened rarely due to tracking problems.Research That Aims to Predict the Torrential Rain and Rornadoes. On-orbit demonstration of original observation method of atmospheric water vapor using satellite.-
Negai (Negai-Star)36575Soka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2010-05-20295 km, 30 degReentry 2010-06-26. Was operational.Commercial FPGA for advanced information processing system. Camera for outreach purposes.-
Waseda-Sat236574Waseda UniversityUniversityJapan1U2010-05-20295 km, 30 degReentry 2010-07-12. No signal.Earth observation and technology demonstration. It will test the use of extendible paddles to provide attitude control.-
AISSat-136797Norwegian Space CentreAgencyNorway7 kg2010-07-12630 km, 98.1 deg, SSOOperational (Mentioned in public news)Its primary mission is to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of space-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) detection from low-Earth orbit as a means of tracking maritime assets, and the integration of space-based AIS data into a national maritime tracking information system.Norwegian Space Centre, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Kongsberg Seatex AS, Kongsberg Satellite Services AS
StudSat-1 (Student Satellite-1)36796Nitte Meenakshi Institute of TechnologyUniversityIndia1U2010-07-12630 km, 98.1 deg, SSOWas semi-operational until 2010-08-12. Beacon was heard for about one month.Promote space technology in educational institutions and encourage research and development in miniaturized satellites; introduce students at undergraduate level to space technology, demonstrate a successful inter-state, interuniversity, inter-disciplinary and interdepartmental participation in a single project, develop leadership qualities and scientific temperament among students.ISRO
TISAT-136799University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)UniversitySwitzerland1U2010-07-12630 km, 98.1 deg, SSOSemi-operational? Fell silent 2015-03-15, but came back? (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-11)Monitoring of the durability of exposed thin bonding wires, PCB tracks and lines (Atomic Oxygen effects). Verification of the system fault tolerance scheme. Acquisition of spacecraft environment and operating data. All firmware, in house developped baseband modulation schemes.-
ZDPS 1A 01 (Zheda Pixing)37166Zhejiang UniversityUniversityChina3.5 kg2010-09-22650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational until?Platform verification. The functionality, performance and space environmental adaption of the satellites and their subsystems were to be validated in space via on-orbit testing and operation. Experimentation of miniaturized parts.-
ZDPS 1A 02 (Zheda Pixing)37167Zhejiang UniversityUniversityChina3.5 kg2010-09-22650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational until?Platform verification. The space environmental adaption and application of the various parts including the miniaturized commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes, the in-house-developed panoramic CMOS camera and the novel tri-junction solar cells were to be experimented. Attitude determination and control experimentation. The correctness and effectiveness of the attitude determination and control scheme were to be evaluated via attitude de-tumbling and stabilizing experiments.-
O/OREOS37224 NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2010-11-20630 km, 72 degWas operational until 2016-11-27? (Last SatNOGS report 2016-11-27)Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses. An Astrobiology Technology Demonstration.
NanoSail-D237361NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2010-11-20630 km, 72 degWas operational until 2011-01-21. Batteries were empty.Establish ARC-MSFC collaborative relationship for future small satellite initiatives. Deploy a 10 m² solar sail leveraging work by MSFC approved under the SMD In-Space Propulsion Program. Demo Orbital Debris Mitigation technology – drag sail. Ground Imaging to reduce spacecraft instrumentation. Add to flight experience – ARC Bus "light" experience.-
RAX (Radio Aurora eXplorer)37223University of MichiganUniversityUS3U2010-11-20630 km, 72 degWas operational until 2011-01-19. Solar panel degradation.Investigate causes of upper atmospheric/ionospheric plasma turbulence. Study large plasma formations in the ionosphere, the highest region of our atmosphere.SRI, National Science Foundation
Caerus-Mayflower37252Northrop Grumman,CompanyUS3U2010-12-08295 km, 34.5 degReentry 2010-12-22. Was operational.Test next generation CubeSat subsystems. Demonstrate Northrop Grumman rapid repsonse space satellite technology configuration, build and integration capability. Workforce training.University of Southern California, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Applied Minds, LLC.
Perseus 00037251Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstituteUS1.5U2010-12-08295 km, 34.5 degReentry 2010-12-30. Was operational.Demonstrating the ability to build and launch a useful satellite quickly and at low cost, gaining CubeSat build and orbital experience, and validating the LANL design methodology.-
Perseus 00137248Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstituteUS1.5U2010-12-08295 km, 34.5 degReentry 2010-12-31. Was operational.Demonstrating the ability to build and launch a useful satellite quickly and at low cost, gaining CubeSat build and orbital experience, and validating the LANL design methodology.-
Perseus 00237250Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstituteUS1.5U2010-12-08295 km, 34.5 degReentry 2010-12-30. Was operational.Demonstrating the ability to build and launch a useful satellite quickly and at low cost, gaining CubeSat build and orbital experience, and validating the LANL design methodology.-
Perseus 00337247Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstituteUS1.5U2010-12-08295 km, 34.5 degReentry 2010-12-31. Was operational.Demonstrating the ability to build and launch a useful satellite quickly and at low cost, gaining CubeSat build and orbital experience, and validating the LANL design methodology.-
QbX-137247NRL Naval Center for Space for NROMilitaryUS3U2010-12-08295 km, 34.5 degReentry 2011-01-06. Was operational.For the first two QbX satellites, flight software, antennas, and the TTC radio were built and integrated by the Naval Center for Space, as was the developmental communications payload. The payload consisted of an extendible antenna, a modem, and a radio.Pumpkin
QbX-237245NRL Naval Center for Space for NROMilitaryUS3U2010-12-08295 km, 34.5 degReentry 2011-01-16. Was operational.For the first two QbX satellites, flight software, antennas, and the TTC radio were built and integrated by the Naval Center for Space, as was the developmental communications payload. The payload consisted of an extendible antenna, a modem, and a radio.Pumpkin
SMDC-ONE 1 (Space & Missile Defense Command-Operational Nanosatellite Effect)37246US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2010-12-08295 km, 34.5 degReentry 2011-01-12. Was operational.Demonstrate the ability to rapidly design and develop militarily relevant low cost spacecraft. Receive packetized data from multiple Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS). Transmit that data to ground stations within the SMDC-ONE ground track.Miltec
HRBE (Explorer-1 Prime, Hiscock Radiation Belt Explorer)Launch failureMontana State UniversityUniversityUS1U2011-03-04Launch failureLaunch failureDetect the Van Allen radiation belts in honor of the 50th anniversary of Explorer-1. Also demonstrates software technology developed at SSEL that uses a popular chip radio to close a digital data link with standard ham radio hardware allowing people around the world to contact the satellite and download science and housekeeping data.-
HermesLaunch failureUniversity of Colorado in BoulderUniversityUS1U2011-03-04Launch failureLaunch failureImprove CubeSat communications through the on-orbit testing of a high data-rate communication system that will allow the downlink of large quantities of data, making CubeSat imaging or high-data quantity science easily feasible.-
KySat-1Launch failureKentucky universitiesUniversityUS1U2011-03-04Launch failureLaunch failureThe primary mission objective for KySat-1 is educational outreach. Can be commanded via mobile ground stations using HAM frequencies. These mobile ground stations will be taken to schools around the state for children to have their first direct interaction with a satellite. The goal is to stimulate young minds by bringing aerospace technology to them.-
PSSC-2 (Pico Satellite Solar Cell Testbed-2, PSSC Testbed-2, PSSCT-2)37752The Aerospace CorporationMilitaryUS3.7 kg2011-07-20390 km, 51.6 degReentry 2011-12-08. Was operational.Low cost risk reduction for the upcoming SENSE and Compact Total Electron Content Sensor (CTECS) that characterizes the ionosphere by measurement of the occultation of GPS signals - a precursor of an instrument with the same function on SENSE. PSSC2 also carries over the task from PSSC1 of characterizing the performance of advanced solar cells from Spectrolab and Emcore.Space and Missile Systems Center's Development Planning Directorate
Jugnu37839Indian Institute of Technology KanpurUniversityIndia3U2011-10-12860 km, 20 degWas operational until 2013-07-XX.1. To develop competence in design, fabrication and usage of micro satellites. 2. Complement the development efforts of the country's satellite application requirements through technology development and validation at the micro satellite level 3. Development and training of human resources. 4. Strengthen activities in MEMS sensor based technology applications.-
SRMSat (Sri Ramaswamy Memorial)37841SRM UniversityUniversityIndia10 kg2011-10-12860 km, 20 degWas operational until 2014-XX-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2014-02-11)The science objective of the mission is to monitor greenhouse gases (GHG), mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.ISRO
AubieSat-137854Auburn UniversityUniversityUS1U2011-10-28460 x 810 km, 101.7 degWas operational until 2013-12-31?Science mission is to measure average density of ionospheric electrons along line of sight between AubieSat and ground station.Alabama Space Grant Consortium
DICE-1 (Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment, DICE-E)37851Utah State UniversityUniversityUS1.5U2011-10-28460 x 810 km, 101.7 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Mapping geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere. Two identical spinning spacecraft measure plasma density and electric fields to determine the how and why of variations in ionospheric plasma density that affect the performance of communications, surveillance, and navigation systems on earth and in space.-
DICE-2 (Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment, DICE-Y)37852Utah State UniversityUniversityUS1.5U2011-10-28460 x 810 km, 101.7 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Mapping geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere. Two identical spinning spacecraft measure plasma density and electric fields to determine the how and why of variations in ionospheric plasma density that affect the performance of communications, surveillance, and navigation systems on earth and in space.-
E1P U2 (HRBE , Explorer-1' U2, William A. Hiscock Radiation Belt Explorer)37855Montana State UniversityUniversityUS1U2011-10-28460 x 810 km, 101.7 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-27)Detect Van Allen radiation belts using a miniature Geiger tube donated by Dr. Van Allen to measure the intensity and variability of these electrons in low Earth orbit.-
M-Cubed (COVE, MCUBED)37855University of MichiganUniversityUS1U2011-10-28460 x 810 km, 101.7 degWas semi-operational. Became conjoined with HBRE and could not receive signals, but transmitted beacon.Obtain a mid resolution image to date of Earth with at least 60% land mass and a maximum of 20% cloud coverage from a single cubesat platform. MCubed bus with the intention of making it a heritage design, thus allowing for future missions to be flown on the same bus.-
RAX-2 (Radio Aurora Explorer-2)37853University of MichiganUniversityUS3U2011-10-28460 x 810 km, 101.7 degWas operational until 2013-04-20.Investigate causes of upper atmospheric/ionospheric plasma turbulence.SRI
MaSat-138081Budapest University of Technology and EconomicsUniversityHungary1U2012-02-13310 x 1450 km, 69.5 degReentry 2015-01-09. Was operational.Design and implement the basic subsystems of a custom-built satellite. Gain experience in the leadership, logistics, testing and launch arrangement aspects of a complex space project, which are all essential to proceed to the next step.-
PW-Sat38083Warsaw University of TechnologyUniversityPoland1U2012-02-13310 x 1450 km, 69.5 degReentry 2014-10-28. Was operational until 2012-12-23. Power budget problems.Develop an inexpensive and reliable method of satellite deorbitation by using an expandable structure - SMA (Shape Memory Alloy) based sail.Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences
ROBUSTA-1A38084ROBUSTAUniversityFrance1U2012-02-13310 x 1450 km, 69.5 degReentry 2015-01-28. No signal. Faint signals for few days, battery charging problems.Measure the radiation induced degradation of electronic devices.-
UNICubeSat-GG (Gravity Gradient)38085Sapienza University of RomeUniversityItaly1U2012-02-13310 x 1450 km, 69.5 degReentry 2015-02-06. Was operational until 2012-02-20.Study of the gravity gradient enhanced by the presence of a deployable boom. The end faces of the boom are equipped with solar panels for added power generation.-
Xatcobeo (Dieste)38082University of VigoUniversitySpain1U2012-02-13310 x 1450 km, 69.5 degReentry 2013-08-31. Was operational.Main objective of the mission is the deployment of XaTcobeo, a standard based 1U CubeSAT (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm) in the space, together with a ground segment.Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA)
e-st@r38079Polytechnic University of TurinUniversityItaly1U2012-02-13310 x 1450 km, 69.5 degReentry 2015-01-16. Was operational until 2012-12, communication problems?Demonstrate the capability of autonomous determination, control and manoeuver, through the development and test in orbit of an A-ADCS entirely designed and manufactured by students. Test in orbit COTS technology and self-made hardware.-
Goliat38080University of BucharestUniversityRomania1U2012-02-13310 x 1450 km, 69.5 degReentry 2014-12-31. No signal?Obtain a multidisciplinary team of students which, by the end of the project, shall be able to design, integrate and operate a full nanosatellite mission. Developing, integrating, testing, launching and operating a CubeSat type satellite and its components; Designing, developing and integrating a specific satellite payload; Designing and constructing the ground station infrastructure.University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romanian Space Agency, Romanian Institute for Space Sciences
HORYU-238340Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan7.1 kg2012-05-17660 km, 98.1 deg, SSOWas operational until 2014-07-XX.300V photovoltaic power generation in LEO. Demonstration of solar array discharge suppression technologies at 300V. Demonstration of electron emission film (ELF). Demonstration of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf surface potential monitor. Demonstration of debris sensor. Taking photograph of the Earth and distribution of the image for outreach.-
F-138855FPT UniversityUniversityVietnam1U2012-07-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2013-05-09. Was operational?Educational pico-satellite, carrying a low-resolution camera, a 3-axis magnetometer and several temperature sensors.Angstrom Space Technology Center (ASTC), Uppsala University and NanoRacks LLC
FITSat-1 (NIWAKA)38853Fukuoka Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2012-07-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2013-07-04. Was operational.The main mission is the high-speed transmission of pictures by microwave of 5.8 GHz and the demonstration experiment of low-light-level optical communication by the LED between FITSAT-1 and the ground.-
RAIKO38852Tohoku UniversityUniversityJapan2U2012-07-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2013-08-06. Was semi-operational until 2013-07-15. Command link could not be established.Demonstration of new electronics or mechanism usable for 50-kg microsatellites, which are CMOS color sensor, CCD color sensor, CCD star sensor, and film deployment mechanism.Wakayama University
TechEdSat (Technological and Educational Nanosatellite)38854NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1U2012-07-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2013-05-05. Was operational.TechEdSat demonstrates two new technologies: the first being the Space Plug-and-Play Architecture (SPA) by AAC Microtec, which has the goal of rapidly advancing, reconfigured Nanosatellite technologies based on miniaturized avionics components; and the second, which utilizes two different tracking and communication modules.AAC Microtec, San Jose State University
We Wish38856Meisei ElectricCompanyJapan1U2012-07-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2013-03-11. Was operational.Built by members of the Meisei Amateur Radio Club. Carried an infrared camera for environmental studies. -
TT 1 (TianTuo 1, Tiantuo Yihao Weixing)38258National University of Defense TechnologyUniversityChina9.3 kg2012-09-08470 km, 97 deg, SSOReentry 2014-11-03. Was operational.Validation of single-board nano-satellite architecture. On-orbit demonstration of the AIS component. Components/module experiment. Optical earth imaging. Space environment detection experiment.-
AENEAS38760University of Southern CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degWas operational until 2018-05-XX. Batteries didn't hold in eclipse. (Last JA0CAW report 2018-04-028)Tracking cargo containers over the open ocean with a 1-watt WiFi-like transceiver. This mission uses a custom-built deployable mesh antenna, and stretches the attitude control and power generation capabilities of the Colony I bus to its limits.Northrop Grumman, Nowaworks group
AeroCube-4A (AeroCube 4.5A)38767The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degWas operational until 2012-11-30. Lost contact.Solar panel wings that close and open to tune the ballistic coefficient enabling efficient formation flying, three-axis attitude control to 1º absolute accuracy. -
AeroCube-4B (AeroCube 4.5B)38768The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Solar panel wings that close and open to tune the ballistic coefficient enabling efficient formation flying, three-axis attitude control to 1º absolute accuracy.-
AeroCube-4C38769The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Solar panel wings that close and open to tune the ballistic coefficient enabling efficient formation flying, three-axis attitude control to 1º absolute accuracy.Space and Missile Systems Center/Development Planning Directorate
CINEMA (CubeSat for Ions, Neutrals, Electrons, & MAgnetic fields)38764University of CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degWas operational until? (No recent news found)Stereo imaging of magnetospheric energetic neutral atom, multi-point measurements of suprathermal electrons and ions associated with auroral acceleration as well as electron microbursts, and complementary measurements of magnetic fields for particle data.Kyung Hee University, Imperial College London, NASA Ames Research Center
CP538763California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degWas operational for a short time. Deployed solar sail.De-orbiting experiment using a thin-film deployable mechanism. The main goal is to identify whether the mechanism can feasibly become a practical solution for mitigating space debris on future small satellites.-
CSSWE (Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment)38761University of ColoradoUniversityUS3U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degWas operational until 2014-12-22. Battery degradation.Measure the directional differential flux of Solar Energetic Protons (SEPs) and Earth’s radiation belt electrons.-
CXBN (Cosmic X-ray Background Nanosatellite)38762Morehead State University/Kentucky SpaceUniversityUS2U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degWas operational until 2013-01-XX. Too weak signal since the beginning for science mission.Increase the precision of measurements of the Cosmic X-Ray Background (CXRB) in the 30-50 keV range. Constrain models that explain the relative contribution of cosmic X-Ray sources to the CXRB.Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Noqsi Aerospace
Re (STARE A, Space-based Telescopes for the Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris)38765Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryInstituteUS3U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degSemi-operational, some problems with communication.Observe objects that are predicted to pass close to a valuable space asset based on conjunction analysis using the AFSPC (Air Force Space Command) catalog.Naval Postgraduate School, Texas A&M University, National Reconnaissance Office, Boeing Phantom Works
SMDC-ONE 2.1 (Able)38766US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degOperational? (No public news found)Demonstrate the ability to rapidly design and develop militarily relevant low cost spacecraft. Receive packetized data from multiple Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS). Transmit that data to ground stations within the SMDC-ONE ground track.-
SMDC-ONE 2.2 (Baker)38759US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2012-09-13470 x 780 km, 64.7 degOperational? (No public news found)Demonstrate the ability to rapidly design and develop militarily relevant low cost spacecraft. Receive packetized data from multiple Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS). Transmit that data to ground stations within the SMDC-ONE ground track.-
AAUSAT339087Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2013-02-25780 km, 98.6 deg, SSOWas operational until 2014-10-01. Power production gradually decreased until it was too low.The AAUSAT3 mission is to test two AIS receivers developed by students. Proof of concept of our very strict modular design with no central OBC/CDH managing the satellite.-
STRaND-1 (Surrey Training, Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator)39090Surrey Satellite TechnologyCompanyUK3U2013-02-25780 km, 98.6 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-02). Went silent 2013-03-30, but came back 2013-07-23.Technology path finding for future commercial operations. Modern Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Android smartphone as a payload.University of Surrey Space Centre
UniBRITE-1 (BRITE-U, CanX 3A)39092University of ViennaUniversityAustria7 kg2013-02-25780 km, 98.6 deg, SSOOperational (http://www.tugsat.tugraz.at/)Investigation of the brightness oscillations of massive luminous stars by differential photometry.University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory
TUGSat 1 (Technische Universität Graz Satellit), BRITE-Austria (BRIght-star Target Explorer - Austria, BRITE-A, CanX 3B)39091Graz University of TechnologyUniversityAustria7 kg2013-02-25780 km, 98.6 deg, SSOOperational (http://www.tugsat.tugraz.at/)Investigation of the brightness oscillations of massive luminous stars by differential photometry.University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory
SOMP (Students Oxygen Measurement Project)39134Dresden University of TechnologyUniversityGermany1U2013-04-19565 km, 64.9 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-23)Measuring atomic oxygen using an oxygen electrolyte sensor. Testing of flexible thin film solar cells-
BEESAT-239136Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany1U2013-04-19565 km, 64.9 degWas operational? (Last DK3WN report 2017-02-04)The primary mission objective is the technical testing of miniaturized reaction wheels for attitude stabilization of a pico using a camera for Earth observation as an exemplary payload. The secondary mission objective is to embed the satellite operation in the courses of the subject area.AstroFein Technik,
BEESAT-339135Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany1U2013-04-19565 km, 64.9 degOperational since 2018-01-17? No signal for years. (Last DK3WN report 2018-03-18)Primary objective is the practical training of students. Secondary mission objective is the verification of S-band transmitter HISPICO ( H ighly I ntegrated S band link for PICO and nano satellites) in orbit.-
Dove-239132Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2013-04-19565 km, 64.9 degOperationalBuild a low-cost imaging satellite with non-space, COTS components. Demonstrate the ability to design, produce and operate satellites on short schedules and low cost.-
OSSI-139131Open Source Satellite InitiativeIndividualSouth Korea1U2013-04-19565 km, 64.9 degReentry 2013-07-08. No signal.Open Source Satellite Initiative.-
Dove-139143Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2013-04-21220 km, 51.6 degReentry 2013-04-27. Was operational.Build a low-cost imaging satellite with non-space, COTS components. Demonstrate the ability to design, produce and operate satellites on short schedules and low cost.-
PhoneSat 1.0a (Graham)39146NASA AmesAgencyUS1U2013-04-21220 km, 51.6 degReentry 2013-04-27. Was operational.Off-the-shelf commercial smartphone as the control system for the satellite and used a UHF radio beacon to transmit data and images to the ground. The technology objective was to demonstrate the application of consumer electronics as the basis of an extremely low-cost satellite bus.-
PhoneSat 1.0b (Bell)39142NASA AmesAgencyUS1U2013-04-21220 km, 51.6 degReentry 2013-04-27. Was operational.Off-the-shelf commercial smartphone as the control system for the satellite and used a UHF radio beacon to transmit data and images to the ground. The technology objective was to demonstrate the application of consumer electronics as the basis of an extremely low-cost satellite bus.-
PhoneSat 2.0a (Alexander)39144NASA AmesAgencyUS1U2013-04-21220 km, 51.6 degReentry 2013-04-27. Was operational.Alexander's mission includes charging its batteries, turning on its systems, and sending sensor data. Mission controllers may try to de-tumble the satellite and reduce its spinning rate to less than 5deg/sec using the magnetic torquers.-
CubeBug-1 (Capitán Beto)39153SatellogicCompanyArgentina2U2013-04-26650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational until?Open Nano-Satellite platform, first technology demonstration satellite.Argentinian Ministry of Science,, INVAP S.E., Radio Club Bariloche.
NEE-01 Pegaso39151Ecuadorian Space AgencyAgencyEcuador1U2013-04-26650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas semi-operational until 2017-11-XX. Collided with Tsyklon debris, but was heard through NEE-02. (Personal contact 2018-08-07)Survive the LEO space environment and transmit telemetry for at least a year. Transmit live video feed from orbit and On-Screen telemetry.-
TURKSAT-3USAT39152ITU (Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey3U2013-04-26650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational until 2013-04-27. Became silent after a day.Build Turkey’s first communication CubeSat. The 3USAT includes many sensors and a camera for taking pictures, as well.TURKSAT Inc, ITU, AMSATTR
ESTCube-139161University of TartuUniversityEstonia1U2013-05-07660 km, 98.1 deg, SSOWas operational until 2015-05-19. Solar panel degradation lead to negative power production state and batteries were completely depleted. No more signals heard after that. Probably the command to silence the satellite went through.Test the deployment of a 10 m tether, which is an integral part of the electric solar wind sail development. Take picture of the Earth and, if possible Estonia. The project will also be used to build Estonian infrastructure for future space projects and to educate space engineers.Tartu Observatory, FMI, Tallinn Technical University, DLR, University of Helsinki
ArduSat39412Spire (Nanosatisfi)CompanyUS1U2013-08-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-04-16. Was operational.Mission is to provide a platform on which students and DIY space enthusiasts may design and run their own space-based Arduino experiments. Identical with ArduSat-X.-
ArduSat-X39414Spire (Nanosatisfi)CompanyUS1U2013-08-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-04-15. Was operational.Mission is to provide a platform on which students and DIY space enthusiasts may design and run their own space-based Arduino experiments. Identical with ArduSat-1.-
Pico Dragon (Picodragon)39413Vietnam National Satellite CenterAgencyVietnam1U2013-08-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-02-28. Was operational.Taking pictures of the Earth. Collecting the environment data by sensors which are equipped on the satellite. Communicating and exchanging the data with the ground station.-
TechEdSat-3p39415NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2013-08-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-01-16. Was operational.Demonstrate two new technologies. The first is a passive deorbiting system that uses a uniquely designed drag device (Exo-Brake) to perform a rapid de-orbit and re-entry.The University of Idaho, San Jose State University
POPACS (Polar Orbiting Passive Atmospheric Calibration Sphere)39268Utah State UniversityUniversityUS3U2013-09-29325 x 1500 km, 81 degPassive spheres. No signal.3 spheres. Assess changes in the density of the upper atmosphere in response to heightened solar activity.Gil Moore, Planetary Systems Corporation, Drexel University, American Aerospace Advisors, Inc., SpaceX, Analytical Graphics, Inc
Prometheus 1-739399Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-12-05. Was operational.Dual objective of evaluating new low-cost development and operations methodologies while also assessing the operational utility that can be provided with CubeSat technology.US Department of Defense
Prometheus 1-839401Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-12-01. Was operational.Dual objective of evaluating new low-cost development and operations methodologies while also assessing the operational utility that can be provided with CubeSat technology.US Department of Defense
SENSE SV1 (Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment)39388US Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-03-21. Was semi-operational.Develop best practices for operational CubeSat/NanoSat procurement, development, test, and operations. To mature CubeSat bus and sensor component technology readiness levels and to demonstrate the operational utility of CubeSat measurements by flowing validated, low-latency data into operational space weather models.-
SENSE SV2 (Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment)39392US Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degWas operational until 2015-04-30.Develop best practices for operational CubeSat/NanoSat procurement, development, test, and operations. To mature CubeSat bus and sensor component technology readiness levels and to demonstrate the operational utility of CubeSat measurements by flowing validated, low-latency data into operational space weather models.-
SwampSat39402University of FloridaUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-12-13. No signal.Demonstrate on orbit precision three axis attitude control using a pyramidal configuration of control moment gyroscopes.-
TJ3sat39385Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and TechnologySchoolUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-09-17. No signal.Provide educational resources to other K-12 education institutions to foster interest in aerospace through the successful design and flight of a CubeSat.Orbital Sciences Corporation, Stensat LLC
Trailblazer (SPA-1 Trailblazer)39400University of New MexicoUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2016-05-22. No signal.Proof-of-concept flight for an AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory) sponsored bus design called SPA (Space Plug-and-play Architecture). The PnP (Plug-and-Play) type architecture is a capability that will allow for rapid development and delivery of satellite and defense systems.Cosmiac (Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Applications Center), Air Force
Vermont (Lunar) Cubesat39407Vermont Technical College/ University of VermontUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-11-21. Was operational.Explore the technologies required for building a viable CubeSat device that can orbit and/or land on the moon. Test the navigation components to go to the Moon.-
KYSAT II (KySat-2)39384Kentucky universitiesUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-02-12. Was operational, but batteries dead.The primary objective is proof of concept. Will demonstrate key technologies developed by University of Kentucky and Morehead University students. These include a distributed network computing architecture, power and radio systems, and a “stellar gyroscope” for attitude determination.-
Black Knight 1 (BK 1)39398West Point Military AcademyUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-07-16. No signalDevelop a low cost experimental spacecraft with experimental and operational significance. Educate future Army leaders on a wide range of space related topics in order to develop more "space savvy" junior leaders. Build a solid foundation for satelltie development at West Point in order to expand into more advanced spacecraft projects in the future.-
CAPE-239382University of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2014-10-23. Was semi-operational? Batteries dead and only works in sunlight.To develop a cutting-edge Cubesat communication platform. Secondary Missions: Local Educational Outreach, Deployable Solar Panels, using UHF Radio and VHF Radio.-
ChargerSat-1 (ChargerSat 1.2)39405University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2016-03-19. No signal.Improve communications for picosatellite operations. Demonstrate passive nadir axis stabilization for picosatellite attitude control. Improve solar power collection for picosatellite operations.-
COPPER (Close Orbiting Propellant Plume and Elemental Recognition)39395Saint Louis UniversityUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2016-02-04. No signal.Imaging mission: Flight-test the abilities of a commercially available compact uncooled microbolometer array to take infrared images of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. Radiation mission: Improve the predictive performance modeling of radiation effects on small, modern space electronics devices by collecting radiation particle collision data from electronics monitoring experiments and relaying the data to the ground.Vanderbilt University, Santa Clara University, Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium
DragonSat 139383Drexel UniversityUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2016-08-31. No signal.Educate undergraduate students and to provide hands-on experience in space system development. Take pictures of aurora (northern and southern lights) to observe the radiation dissipation intensity during the solar events, and to perform technology demonstration of boom deployment mechanism in space.U.S. Naval Academy
Firefly39404NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS3U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2017-11-01. Was operational.Investigate Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs). How are TGFs produced? Current evidence suggests production deep in the atmosphere, near the tops of thunderclouds. Another possibility, which may occur at the same time, is high-altitude production in the 30-80 km altitude range.National Science Foundation, Siena College, Universities Space Research Association, Hawk Institute for Space Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Ho‘oponopono 2 (H2)39403University of Hawaii at ManoaUniversityUS3U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degNo signalContinue a long-existing radar calibration service, provided currently with a microsatellite (RADCAL) and with a payload suite on a meteorological mission (DMSP-15).United States Air Force
Horus (STARE B, Space-Based Telescopes for Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris))39397Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryInstituteUS3U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2018-04-26. Was semi-operational?Observe objects that are predicted to pass close to a valuable space asset based on conjunction analysis using the AFSPC (Air Force Space Command ) catalog. Refinement of orbital parameters of space objects to reduce uncertainty in position estimation and improve accuracy of conjunction analysis.Boeing
NPS-SCAT (Naval Postgraduate School Solar Cell Array Tester)39389Naval Postgraduate SchoolUniversityUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-10-28. Was operational until 2014-11-21? First beacon heardSolar Cell Measurement System (SMS), as its payload.
ORS Tech 139387John Hopkins UniversityUniversityUS3U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-03-23. Was operational.Created a flexible and modular, Multi-Mission Nanosatellite (MMN) spacecraft architecture for low-cost execution of critical missions.-
ORS Tech 239396John Hopkins UniversityUniversityUS3U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-04-03. Was operational.Created a flexible and modular, Multi-Mission Nanosatellite (MMN) spacecraft architecture for low-cost execution of critical missions.-
ORSES (ORS 1)39386Space & Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2016-01-03. Was operational until 2013-11-25.Provide communications and data capabilities for underserved tactical users.DoD Operationally Responsive Space Office
PhoneSat 2.4a39381NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2017-01-31. Was operational.Test the smartphone's capability as communication technology for nanosatellites and as hardware to manage pointing, taking images and software execution.-
Prometheus 1-139406Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-12-12. Was operational.Dual objective of evaluating new low-cost development and operations methodologies while also assessing the operational utility that can be provided with CubeSat technology.US Department of Defense
Prometheus 1-239391Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-12-10. Was operational.Dual objective of evaluating new low-cost development and operations methodologies while also assessing the operational utility that can be provided with CubeSat technology. Tested for their ability to transmit audio, video and data from remote field units to ground stations using over-the-horizon SATCOM.US Department of Defense
Prometheus 1-339408Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-12-08. Was operational.Dual objective of evaluating new low-cost development and operations methodologies while also assessing the operational utility that can be provided with CubeSat technology.US Department of Defense
Prometheus 1-439390Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-12-13. Was operational.Dual objective of evaluating new low-cost development and operations methodologies while also assessing the operational utility that can be provided with CubeSat technology.US Department of Defense
Prometheus 1-539393Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-11-29. Was operational.Dual objective of evaluating new low-cost development and operations methodologies while also assessing the operational utility that can be provided with CubeSat technology.US Department of Defense
Prometheus 1-639394Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20500 km, 40.5 degReentry 2015-12-10. Was operational.Dual objective of evaluating new low-cost development and operations methodologies while also assessing the operational utility that can be provided with CubeSat technology.US Department of Defense
$50Sat (50-Dollarsat, Eagle 2, Morehead-OSCAR-76)39436Morehead State UniversityUniversityUSPocketQube 1.5p2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOReentry 2018-05-19. Was operational until 2015-07-19. http://amsat-uk.org/2015/08/30/50sat-falls-silent/Demonstrate that very low cost satellites are viable in low Earth orbit. The low build cost of $50SAT (less than $250 in parts) means that Engineering models are readily affordable by schools and colleges.-
BRITE-PL-1 Lem (CanX 3C)39431The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of SciencesInstitutePoland6 kg2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (http://www.tugsat.tugraz.at/)Investigation of the brightness oscillations of massive luminous stars by differential photometry.The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory
CINEMA 2 (TRIO 2, KHUSAT 1)39424Kyung Hee UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas semi-operational until 2014-11-28?Stereo imaging of magnetospheric energetic neutral atom, multi-point measurements of suprathermal electrons and ions associated with auroral acceleration as well as electron microbursts, and complementary measurements of magnetic fields for particle data.UC Berkeley, Imperial College London
CINEMA 3 (TRIO 3, KHUSAT 2)39426Kyung Hee UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSONo signalStereo imaging of magnetospheric energetic neutral atom, multi-point measurements of suprathermal electrons and ions associated with auroral acceleration as well as electron microbursts, and complementary measurements of magnetic fields for particle data.UC Berkeley, Kyung Hee University and Imperial College London
CubeBug-2 (Manolito)39440SatellogicCompanyArgentina2U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-31)Open Nano-Satellite platform, first technology demonstration satellite. As payload on this first mission, some custom designed components will be tested: an ARM based on-board computer, a nano-reaction wheel with its driver circuit and a low resolution camera to image stars, all based on COTS components.Argentinian Ministry of Science,, INVAP S.E., Radio Club Bariloche.
Delfi-n3Xt39428Delft University of TechnologyUniversityNetherlands3U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until 2014-02-21. Contact lost.Education, technology demonstration and nanosatellite bus advancement.TNO, University of Twente
Dove-339429Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperationalBuild a low-cost imaging satellite with non-space, COTS components. Demonstrate the ability to design, produce and operate satellites on short schedules and low cost.-
Dove-439434Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSODeployment failure. Failed to separate or never deployed from Unisat-5.Build a low-cost imaging satellite with non-space, COTS components. Demonstrate the ability to design, produce and operate satellites on short schedules and low cost.-
FUNcube-1 (AO-73)39444AMSAT-UKNon-profitUK1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-27)Goal of enthusing and educating young people about radio, space, physics and electronics.Radio Communications Foundation
GOMX-1 (GATOSS, Global Air Traffic Awareness and Optimizing through Spaceborne Surveillance)39430GomSpaceCompanyDenmark2U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational, but ADS-B payload stopped working on 2014-05-07. (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-24)Perform research and experimentation in space related to Software Defined Radio (SDR) with emphasis on receiving ADS-B signal from commercial aircraft over oceanic areas. As a secondary payload the satellite flies a NanoCam C1U colour camera for Earth observation experimentation.Aalborg University, DSE Airport Solutions, Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation
HiNCube39445Narvik University CollegeUniversityNorway1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSONo signalCreate a satellite platform for future scientific missions as well as increase the interest for science and space technology in Norway.-
HumSat-D39433University of VigoUniversitySpain1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until 2015-02--XX?Satellite-based system for connecting a set of users with a network of worldwide distributed sensors which they have previously deployed. Educational objectives such as: provide hands-on-project experience on a space project to engineering/science students, promote international cooperation among universities about space technology, transfer technology to universities from developing countries.-
ICUBE-139432Islamabad Institute of Science and TechnologyInstitutePakistan1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until 2014-01-08?Provide students the skills and experiences required to build pico and nano satellites. The primary mission objective of ICUBE is to design, develop, integrate and launch picosatellite standard CubeSat. The secondary objectives are the communication, in-orbit operation and collection of the payload data.-
MOVE (First-MOVE, Munich Orbital Verification Experiment)39439Technical University of MünchenUniversityGermany1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until 2013-12-21. On-Board Computer damaged and only name is sent.Test triple junction GaAs / Ge Solar Cells (EADS Astrium).-
NEE-02 Krysaor39441Ecuadorian Space AgencyAgencyEcuador1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational. In hibernation, but expected to wake up at the end of year (Personal contact 2018-08-07)Serving education and also acting as orbital sentinels watching for possible threats from small NEOs in last phase of atmospheric entry and helping to catalog orbital debris.-
OPTOS (Optical Nanosatellite)39420National Institute of Aerospace TechnologyAgencySpain3U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate new technologies.-
Pocket-PUCP (PUCP-Pocket)39434Pontifical Catholic University of PeruUniversityPeru0.127 kg2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until?Transmit temperature measurements.-
PUCPSat-139442Pontifical Catholic University of PeruUniversityPeru1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until?Deploy PUCP-Pocket and test ADCS system with custom micro wheels and research thermal design for future satellites.-
QubeScout 139443Maryland State UniversityUniversityUSPocketQube 2.5p2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational?Test a micro sun-sensor that can be used to find and point instruments toward the sunScience and Technology Corporation
ZACUBE-1 (TshepisoSat)39417Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyUniversitySouth Africa1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-26)Training of post-graduate students in Satellite Systems Engineering. Earth observation using a visible band matrix imager payload and an S-Band payload data transmitter (2.4 to 2.45 GHz). UHF Store & Forward system (70 cm amateur band). Experimental 115200 bps L-Band to S-band data transponder. HF beacon payload for characterization of Hermanus Magnetic Observatory’s Dual Auroral Radar Network antenna at SANAE base in Antarctica (14 MHz).Stellenbosch University, F'SATI (French South African Institute of Technology )
T-LogoQube (BeakerSat 1, MagPocketQube, Eagle-1)39437Sonoma State UniversityUniversityUSPocketQube 2.5p2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until?T-LogoQube is measuring the Earth's magnetic field in order to determine the satellite's pointing direction.Morehead State University
Triton-139427ISIS (Innovative Solutions In Space)CompanyNetherlands3U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until 2016?Test a highly innovative payload for ocean traffic monitoring developed by ISIS, AIS receiver, which is major step towards realizing a commercial constellation that will provide global shipping information to customers worldwide.Gomspace, Clyde Space, Royal Dirkzwager
UWE-339446University of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-19)Demonstrate the use of a real-time miniature attitude determination and control system on-board the satellite, using a variety of sensors, magnetic torques and one reaction wheel. An advanced modular and flexible architecture of the pico-satellite bus, in order to increase robustness, reduce mass and add reliability to the overall system.-
VELOX-P2 (VELOX-PII)39438Nanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore1U2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational? (No recent news found)Train engineers to support the Singapore space industry. Technology demonstration platform and a design validation for NTU future satellite missions. The mission objective is to qualify several in-house built hardware and software components, such as the fault tolerant power system, attitude determination & control algorithms, fine sun sensor, solar panel.-
WNISAT 1 (Weather News Inc. Satellite 1)39423Weather News Inc.CompanyJapan10 kg2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (Personal contact 2018-08-07, no public news found)Observation of sea ice in the Arctic waters. Monitoring of the Northern sea routes and of the CO2 content of the atmosphere.Axelspace
Wren39435STADOKO UGCompanyGermanyPocketQube 1p2013-11-21620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until 2013-11-24. Failed after a short time.Crowd-funded femto-satellite by start-up company STADOKO to test miniaturized thrusters, 3-axis control and a new image based navigation system. It is equipped with a camera system to take pictures of the Earth, Sun and Deep Space. In addition to the conventional gyro- and magnetic field attitude sensors, those three components will constitute an adaptive feedback guidance system.-
AeroCube-5A39465The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate new technologies for pointing and tracking between two identical CubeSats and to demonstrate a deorbit device.NRO
AeroCube-5B39466The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate new technologies for pointing and tracking between two identical CubeSats and to demonstrate a deorbit device.NRO
ALICE (AFIT LEO iMESA CNT Experiment)39467Air Force Institute of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degOperational? (No public news found)The satellite carries the iMESA (Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer) and the CNT (Carbon Nano-Tube) experiments. The carbon nanotube array on ALICE represents a significant enhancement in small satellite propulsion.NRO, Georgia Tech
CUNYSAT 139470City University of New York (CUNY)UniversityUS1U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degNo signalDesign, assemble and test a basic pathfinder with mostly commericial-off-the-shelf components, 2: provide workforce experiences for undergraduate students and 3. to build capacity for faculty research. Gather information on battery and solar cell efficiencies as well as satellite spin.Medgar Evers College, City College of New York, the College of Staten Island, Queensborough Community College and Brooklyn College
FIREBIRD A (FU1, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)39463Montana State University/ University of New HampshireUniversityUS1.5U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degWas operational, awakened 2014-04-12 and operated until 2014-09-15.Space weather Cubesat mission to resolve the spatial scale size and energy dependence of electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts.University of New Hampshire, Los Alamos National Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation, National Science Foundation
FIREBIRD B (FU2, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)39464Montana State University/ University of New HampshireUniversityUS1.5U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degWas operational until 2014-01-21, latched up. Occasional beacons afterwards.Space weather Cubesat mission to resolve the spatial scale size and energy dependence of electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts.University of New Hampshire, Los Alamos National Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation, National Science Foundation
IPEX (CP8, Intelligent Payload Experiment)39471California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS1U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degWas operational until 2015-01-30.Validate onboard instrument processing and autonomous payload operations for the proposed NASA HYperSPectral Infra-Red Instrument (HyspIRI) mission.NASA JPL, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
M-Cubed 2 (MCUBED-2)39469University of MichiganUniversityUS1U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-26)Flight evaluation of a NASA JPL image processing FPGA called COVE. Our spacecraft provides pictures of Earth for processing, power, and data handling. M-Cubed2 is a re-flight of the COVE experiment with updated avionics after the original M-Cubed accidentally docked with another cubesat shortly after launch, losing the ability to transmit in the process.NASA Earth Science Technology Office
SMDC-ONE 3.1 (Charlie)39474US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degOperational? (No public news found)Demonstrate the ability to rapidly design and develop militarily relevant low cost spacecraft. Receive packetized data from multiple Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS). Transmit that data to ground stations within the SMDC-ONE ground track. Provide real time voice and text message data relay to and from field deployed tactical radio systems. Demonstrate SMDC-ONE operational life time of 12 months or longer.-
SMDC-ONE 3.2 (David)39472US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degOperational? (No public news found)Demonstrate the ability to rapidly design and develop militarily relevant low cost spacecraft. Receive packetized data from multiple Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS). Transmit that data to ground stations within the SMDC-ONE ground track. Provide real time voice and text message data relay to and from field deployed tactical radio systems. Demonstrate SMDC-ONE operational life time of 12 months or longer.-
SNAP (SNAP-3)39468US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degOperational? (No public news found)Related to the SMDC NAnosatellite Program (SNaP) - Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations.-
TacSat-639473Space & Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-12-06460 x 890 km, 120.5 degOperational? (No public news found)The mission will demonstrate nanosatellite communication capabilities.-
Flock-1 Dove-2539563Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-24. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-2639564Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-10. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-2739565Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-2839566Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-339512Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-15. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-439515Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-18. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-539518Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-02. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-639519Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-15. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-739520Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-839521Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-939525Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-07-06. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
LitSat-139568Kaunas University of TechnologyInstituteLithuania1U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-23. Was operational.Scientific platform for the future scientific experiments with piezo motors in space.Lithuanian Space Federation, Space Science and Technology Institute
LituanicaSAT-139569Kaunas University of TechnologyUniversityLithuania1U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-07-28. Was operational.Launch into Earth orbit satellite, the first Lithuanian. Perform the first Lithuanian space exploration. Lithuanian designed to test space technology. Space to test alternative energy sources. Create new business opportunities. Organizing Lithuanians scientists from around the world. Capture the first Lithuanian pictures from space.-
SkyCube39567Southern Stars Group, LLCCompanyUS1U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-11-08. No signal. Only one response month after deployment. Electronics worked for at least a month but solar panels and antennas did not deploy.Crowdfunded on Kickstarter. Has camera and tweets names from space.-
UAPSAT-139571Alas Peruanas UniversityUniversityPeru1U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-22. Was operational?Studies meteorological phenomena from space. The picosatellite was designed and programmed at the university, serving educational and research efforts in Peru. The investigation verifies the students' design methods and tests various electronics, orientation and stabilization instruments, and temperature sensing instruments designed to measure meteorological impacts on Earth.-
ArduSat 239570Spire (Nanosatisfi)CompanyUS2U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-07-01. No signal?Mission is to provide a platform on which students and DIY space enthusiasts may design and run their own space-based Arduino experiments. Improved version of ArduSat 1.-
Flock-1 Dove-139513Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-09. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1039526Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1139527Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-13. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1239528Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-10-26. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1339529Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-07-02. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1439530Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-20. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1539531Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-20. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1639532Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-20. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1739555Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-19. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1839556Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-10-29. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-1939559Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-02. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-239514Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-24. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-2039560Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-10-09. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-2139557Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-05-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-2239558Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-04. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-2339561Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-07-10. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1 Dove-2439562Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-06-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Chasqui-I40117Peru National University of EngineeringUniversityPeru1U2014-02-05400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-01-15. No signal.Improving UNI's capacities in satellite technology through the design, analysis, assembly, integration, test, launch and operation of a CubeSat technology nanosatellite. The Chasqui I satellite will take pictures of the Earth and transmit them to the ground station.-
ARTSAT1: Invader (INteractiVe satellite for Art and Design Experimental Research)39577Tama Art UniversityUniversityJapan1U2014-02-27390 km, 65 degReentry 2014-09-02. Was operational.Art use of satellite data (telemetry). Platform for implementation of satellite data utilization. Production of interactive works and media satellite. Expansion of outreach through work of art.-
ITF-1 (YUI, Imagine The Future-1, IFT)39573University of TsukubaUniversityJapan1U2014-02-27390 km, 65 degReentry 2014-06-29. No signal.Construction of networks using small satellite. Demonstration in outer space of new microcomputer. Demonstration of ultra-compact antenna.-
KSAT2 (Hayato, KSAT-2)39578Kagoshima UniversityUniversityJapan1U2014-02-27390 km, 65 degReentry 2014-05-18. Was operational.Study on Forcast of Localied Downpour and Tornado. In-orbit experiments of an original observation method of atmospheric water vapor. Take Earth Live Images from Space. Ku-band high-speed data transmission, one shot / a few seconds.Messages of Encourgement from Space to Japan. Hand-lettered messages and heart warm pictures, especially from children responsible for the future.-
OPUSAT (CosMoz)39575Osaka Prefecture UniversityUniversityJapan1U2014-02-27390 km, 65 degReentry 2014-07-24. Was operational.Demonstration of anti-space environment performance of lithium ion capacitor. Realization of high-efficiency power storage technology using MPPT control. Sun-oriented control using magnetic Toluca, Solar Arra-
STARS-II (Gennai, Mother)39579Kagawa UniversityUniversityJapan9kg2014-02-27390 km, 65 degReentry 2014-04-26. Was operational?Electro Dynamic Tether (EDT) deployment by gravity gradient. EDT is deployed by initial velocity applied by the deployment springs, after stabilization of MS and DS attitude under the docking condition. And then, whole systemcan be stabilized by gravity gradient. Electrical current gathered by EDT. Electrons in space plasma are gathered by EDT which is a bare tether, and they are emitted from DS. As a result, electrical current is passed through EDT.-
ALL-STAR/THEIA (Agile Low-cost Laboratory for Space Technology Acceleration and Research)39683University of Colorado at BoulderUniversityUS3U2014-04-18315 km, 51.6 degReentry 2014-05-26. Was semi-operational. No 2-way comms.Create a reproducible modular bus. Capable enough to be used for a variety of small research and technology based based payloads. Built within six months of request after initial delivery in Spring 2012.Lockheed Martin, Colorado Space Grant Consortium
KickSat39685Cornell UniversityUniversityUS3U2014-04-18315 km, 51.6 degReentry 2014-05-15. Was semi-operational. Sent signals, but could not receive commands and failed to deploy Sprites due to timer reset.Carry and deploy 200 Sprites. A 1U avionics bus will provide power, communications, and command and data handling functions. A 2U deployer has been developed to house the Sprites. 104 Sprites will be stacked atop a spring-loaded pusher and secured by a nichrome burn wire system.-
PhoneSat-2.539684NASA AmesAgencyUS1U2014-04-18315 km, 51.6 degReentry 2014-05-15. Was operational.Active attitude determination and control system utilizing reaction wheels to provide three-axis control and precise pointing capability. This will serve as a demonstration to determine whether small satellites could be used to carry scientific instruments that require precise pointing to fulfill their function. Equipped with a higher-gain S-Band antenna, which serves as a pathfinder for future NASA missions, including the EDSN mission.-
SporeSat39681NASA Ames, Purdue University, Santa Clara UniversityUniversityUS3U2014-04-18315 km, 51.6 degReentry 2014-06-04. Was operational.The primary goal of the SporeSat Project is to utilize an autonomous, free-flying spacecraft to conduct scientific experiments to gain a deeper knowledge of the mechanism of plant cell gravity sensing. The project’s approach allows for realtime measurement of calcium signaling and maintenance of variable gravity treatments during the flight experiment. Technical objectives focus on refining current lab-on-a-chip sensor system in the development of a new CEL-C Advanced bioCD designed for the micro-satellite platform.-
TSAT (TSat3, Testsat-Lite, Taylor Satellite)39682Taylor UniversityUniversityUS2U2014-04-18315 km, 51.6 degReentry 2014-05-28. Was operational.Validating and characterizing the commercial Globalstar link capacity and coverage. Making new low-altitude ELEO measurements. Making plasma density measurements using a Langmuir Probe and educating future workforce in STEM fields.-
SPROUT39770Nihon UniversityUniversityJapan6.7 kg2014-05-24620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOWas operational until 2016-09-XX?Verification of design methods and the space demonstration of deploying of the inflatable membrane structurre. Demonstration of the attitude determination and control technology of nano-satellite. Prediction of orbit descent rate change by the inflatable membrane structure. Operation of satellite by a ham radio operator.-
AeroCube-6A40045The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS0.5U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Number of system upgrades, including a continuously operated, spin-stabilized attitude control system as well as the space-saving consolidation of the spacecraft’s master flight computer, GPS system, and radio onto a single circuit board. A secondary payload of novel solar cells will also be characterized.-
AeroCube-6B40046The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS0.5U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Number of system upgrades, including a continuously operated, spin-stabilized attitude control system as well as the space-saving consolidation of the spacecraft’s master flight computer, GPS system, and radio onto a single circuit board. A secondary payload of novel solar cells will also be characterized.-
Antelsat40034University of the RepublicUniversityUruguay2U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degWas operational until 2016-XX-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2016-03-10)Open source satellite to encourage students, engineers and technicians, to learn and develop space technology.Antel (Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones)
BRITE-CA 1 (BRITE-Toronto, CanX-3E)40020Canadian Space Agency (CSA)AgencyCanada10 kg2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperational (http://www.tugsat.tugraz.at/)Investigation of the brightness oscillations of massive luminous stars by differential photometry. The scientific instrument is an optical camera with a high-resolution CCD to take images from distant stars with magnitude of 3.5.University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
BRITE-CA 2 (BRITE-Montreak, CanX-3F)Deployment failureCanadian Space Agency (CSA)AgencyCanada10 kg2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degDeployment failureInvestigation of the brightness oscillations of massive luminous stars by differential photometry. The scientific instrument is an optical camera with a high-resolution CCD to take images from distant stars with magnitude of 3.5.University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
DTUSat-240030Technical University of DenmarkUniversityDenmark1U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degWas semi-operational. No two way communications established due to power and GS problems?Satellite-based radio-tracking system capable of locating small birds with intercontinental migrations anywhere along the route. The system will use a receiver mounted on the satellite DTUsat for tracking small radio-transmitters mounted on birds, henceforth referred to as bird transmitters.-
Duchifat-140021Herzliya Science CentreSchoolIsrael1U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-03)Transmit real-time information via radioamateur packets from a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) using the Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) protocol. Will allow remote traveler's to access the satellite for worldwide position/status reporting and messaging even in the case of using simple handheld or mobile radios with Omni-directional whip antennas. Distant travelers, boats at sea, and stations in many parts of the world are presently unable to use the APRS system when on distant trips.-
Flock-1c Dove-140027Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-1040023Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-1140033Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-240029Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-340041Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-440031Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-540038Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-640036Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-740026Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-840040Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1c Dove-940035Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-140044Spire (Nanosatisfi)CompanyUS3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperationalTechnology demonstration of several science payloads hosted by a 3U CubeSat. In addition to technology demonstration, LEMUR-1 carries two Earth-observation payloads. Its primary Earth-observation payload is an electro-optical imaging system, operating in the visible band with a ground resolution of approximately 5m. Its secondary payload is a low-resolution IR imaging system, with an approximate ground resolution of 1km.-
PACE (Platform for Attitude Control Experiments)40022National Cheng Kung UniversityUniversityTaiwan2U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degNo signalConduct attitude control experiments. Several types of attitude sensors and actuators are integrated in the satellite in order to allow the in-orbit evaluation of different attitude determination and control strategies. -
Perseus-M 140039Dauria / Canopus / Aquila SpaceCompanyRussia6U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperational? (No recent public news found)-Canopus Systems US
Perseus-M 240037Dauria / Canopus / Aquila SpaceCompanyRussia6U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperational? (No recent public news found)-Canopus Systems US
PolyITAN-140042National Technical University of UkraineUniversityUkraine1U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-01)Training of specialists for space engineering, Development of a small-size platform for space exploration. Refining new design and technology solutions. Establishment of a training laboratory at the university for the control and data acquisition and processing system of small satellites. Establishment of the facilities on ground for the environmental testing of satellites, including thermal vacuum tests.-
POPSAT-HIP 140028Microspace Rapid Pte Ltd.CompanySingapore3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degWas operational for 1 year?Demonstrate the functionality of a high resolution optical payload and attitude control propulsion system on a Cubesat Class Nano-satellite.-
QB50P140025Von Karman InstituteInstituteBelgium2U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degWas operational until 2016-12-XX?Test key subsystems of QB50.ISIS
QB50P240032Von Karman InstituteInstituteBelgium2U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degWas operational until 2016-01-XX?Test key subsystems of QB50.ISIS
Tigrisat40043School of Aerospace Engineering of RomeUniversityItaly3U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-09)Detect dust storms over Iraq. The 3U cubesat features a RGB camera with a new scripted algorithm for dust detection. It has a deployable VHF/UHF antenna for telemetry telecommand and beacon and a S-Band antenna. Embedded magnetic coils inside solar panels provide attitude control to enable nadir pointing. Tigrisat transmits images to two ground stations, one located in Rome and another in Baghdad.-
NANOSATC-BR1 (NCBR-1)40024National Institute of Space ResearchInstituteBrazil1U2014-06-19610 x 700 km, 98 degWas operational until 2017-12-XX? (Last SatNOGS report 2017-12-21)Monitor real time the space weather and atmosphere anomalies over the Brazilian territory, such as the Geomagnetic field disturbs and its effects on the region knows as the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly (SAMA)Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE/MCTI), Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM)
CanX-440055Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada7 kg2014-06-30650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOOperational (eoPortal status from 2018-05-22)Primary mission is the demonstration of on-orbit formation flying. In this context, formation flying is defined as two or more satellites controlling their position and orientation with respect to one another to achieve a predefined configuration necessary for coordinated operations.-
CanX-540056Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada7 kg2014-06-30650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOOperational (eoPortal status from 2018-05-22)Primary mission is the demonstration of on-orbit formation flying. In this context, formation flying is defined as two or more satellites controlling their position and orientation with respect to one another to achieve a predefined configuration necessary for coordinated operations.-
VELOX 1 (VELOX PIII, N-Sat)40057Nanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore0.193 kg2014-06-30650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational until?Picosatellite for intersatellite communication experiment.-
VELOX-I N-Sat (VELOX 1)40057Nanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore3U2014-06-30650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOOperational? (No recent public news found)To launch the first Singapore’s nanosatellite VELOX-I, which is designed, built, and operated by students from different schools in the College of Engineering, NTU. To acquire images of Earth and transmit them back to ground station. A narrow angle camera with tele-optics is used to provide high-resolution images of Earth from LEO. To carry out experiments relevant to technology demonstration.Payloads include: a vision system, a dual-FOV sun sensor. To piggyback launch a picosatellite (VELOX-PIII) for intersatellite communication experiment.-
AISSat-240075Norwegian Space CentreAgencyNorway6 kg2014-07-08630 km, 98.1 deg, SSOOperational (Mentioned in public news)Identical to AISSat-1 and incorporates all the improvements made to AISSat-1 following its launch. Given the great success of AISSat-1, the development of AISSat-2 implies that SFL’s nanosatellite solution has become ideal for operational monitoring and tracking of ships in Norwegian territorial waters. University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Norwegian Space Centre, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Kongsberg Seatex AS, Kongsberg Satellite Services AS
UKube-1 (United Kingdom Universal Bus Experiment 1)40074UK Space AgencyAgencyUK3U2014-07-08630 km, 98.1 deg, SSOSemi-operational. Official mission ended on 2015-09-08, but FunCube is active. (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-27)Demonstrate new UK space technology. Demonstrate the capability of useful science to be performed within a CubeSat sized spacecraft. Demonstrate industry and university based training in spacecraft development. Demonstrate education and outreach in STEM subjects. Demonstrate Payload Kick-Off to flight qualified spacecraft in less than 12 months.Clyde Space, University of Strathclyde
Flock-1b Dove-1240460Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-09-29. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-13Returned to EarthPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReturned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-14Returned to EarthPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReturned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-1540126Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-01-07. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-1640127Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-12-13. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-1740140Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-03-04. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-1840139Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-01-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-19Returned to EarthPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReturned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-240132Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-03-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-20Returned to EarthPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReturned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-2140427Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-10-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-2240428Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-10-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-2340123Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-03-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-2440122Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-03-15. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-2540125Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-02-01. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-2640124Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-12-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-2740422Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-10-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-2840423Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-08-07. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-3Returned to EarthPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReturned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-4Returned to EarthPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReturned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-540453Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2014-08-17. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-640454Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-10-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-740134Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-01-20. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-840133Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-03-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-940430Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-06-28. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
GEARRS-1 (GEARRSAT, Globalstar Experiment And Risk Reduction Satellite)40456Near Space LaunchCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-11-07. Was operational.Show that the Globalstar satellite network is a feasible option for the command and control of a small satellite system.   -
Lambdasat40458San Jose State UniversityUniversityUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-05-16. Was operational.Technology for two-way communication with the ground systems for operations. It carries a new science experiment which measures the radiation effects on the graphene material in real environment in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Another technology that carries is an AIS receiver for tracking all the vessels inside its footprint around the globe. The communication consist of an Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem and makes use of the Iridium constellation.-
MicroMAS-140457Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-08-01. Was operational until 2015-03-18, few days? Transmitter failed.Passive microwave spectrometer operating near the 118.75-GHz oxygen absorption line to observe convective thunderstorms,tropical cyclones, and hurricanes from a near-equatorial orbit at approximately 500-km altitude.-
TechEdSat-440455NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-04-03. Was operational.Investigate technology to return small samples to Earth from the space station. TechEdSat-4 will deploy using the NanoRacks services. Its primary objectives are to further develop a tension-based drag device, called exo-brake, and demonstrate frequent uplink/downlink control capabilities.University of Idaho, San Jose State University
Flock-1b Dove-140131Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-01-01. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-1040429Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-08-23. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1b Dove-1140459Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-09-07. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
BRITE-PL-2 Heweliusz (CanX 3D)40119The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of SciencesInstitutePoland6 kg2014-08-19620 km, 97.8 deg, SSOOperational (http://www.tugsat.tugraz.at/)Investigation of the brightness oscillations of massive luminous stars by differential photometry. The scientific instrument is an optical camera with a high-resolution CCD to take images from distant stars with magnitude of 3.5.The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory
Arkyd 3Launch failurePlanetary ResourcesCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureTechnology demonstration nanosatellite based on the triple CubeSat form factor for the planned Arkyd-100 astronomy satellites but no optical payload.-
Flock-1d Dove-1Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-10Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-11Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-12Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-13Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-14Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-15Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-16Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-17Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-18Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-19Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-2Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-20Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-21Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-22Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-23Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-24Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-25Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-26Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-3Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-4Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-5Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-6Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-7Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-8Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d Dove-9Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
GOMX-2Launch failureGomSpaceCompanyDenmark2U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureA 2U CubeSat intended to test a de-orbit system designed by Aalborg University. Also flying a optical communications experiment from the National University of Singapore. The mission will also flight qualify a new highspeed UHF transceiver and SDR receiver from a new generation Aalborg University team.Aalborg University
RACE (CHARM, Radiometer Atmospheric CubeSat Experiment, CubeSat Hydrometric Atmospheric Radiometer Mission)Launch failureThe University of Texas at AustinUniversityUS3U2014-10-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureSpaceborne validation of a 183 GHz radiometer, utilizing an indium phosphide low noise amplifier front-end, to measure water vapor emission from the Earth’s atmosphere. To advance the technology of the 35 nm indium phosphide (InP) receiver subsystem of the radiometer instrument. To advance the technology of a 183 GHz water vapor radiometer CubeSat system. To reduce the risk for future users of the technology. To enhance the hands-on training for the RACE project team members within the Phaeton Program platform. To explore possibilities for smaller missions with distributed risks.NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Flock-1d' 140451Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-01-10400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-10-13. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1d' 240452Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-01-10400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-12-27. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
AESP-1440389Technological Institute of AeronauticsUniversityBrazil1U2015-01-10400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-05-11. No signal.Main task is to develop a CubeSat that meets a specific scientific mission to be defined based on INPE’s research scientists’ needs. The technological mission consists on the multi-mission national CubeSat platform validation. The scientific mission is to obtain scientific parameters from the ionized atmosphere in a low orbit, with emphasis on the plasma bubbles study.-
CP10 (ExoCube)40380California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2015-01-31440 x 670 km, 99.1 degWas semi-operational until 2016-07-30. Measuring the Elemental Composition of the ExosphereScientific Solutions, Inc (SSI),
FIREBIRD-2 C (FU3, FIREBIRD-3, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)40377Montana State University/ University of New HampshireUniversityUS1.5U2015-01-31440 x 670 km, 99.1 degOperational (Last DK3WN 2018-05-13)Space weather Cubesat mission to resolve the spatial scale size and energy dependence of electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts.University of New Hampshire, Los Alamos National Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation, National Science Foundation
FIREBIRD-2 D (FU4, FIREBIRD-4, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)40378Montana State University/ University of New HampshireUniversityUS1.5U2015-01-31440 x 670 km, 99.1 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-28)Space weather Cubesat mission to resolve the spatial scale size and energy dependence of electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts.University of New Hampshire, Los Alamos National Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation, National Science Foundation
GRIFEX (GEO-CAPE ROIC In-Flight Performance Experiment)40379University of MichiganUniversityUS3U2015-01-31440 x 670 km, 99.1 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-23)Validate detector technology for the Panchromatic Fourier Transform Spectrometer (PanFTS) which is an imaging FTS designed to operate in Geostationary orbit. GRIFEX will provide an on-orbit verification of a high performance focal plane array (FPA) consisting of an innovative in-pixel analog-to-digital (ADC) readout integrated circuit (ROIC) hybridized to a silicon detector array.NASA Earth Science Technology Office, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Flock-1e 140723Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-05-18. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 1040737Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-08-09. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 1140738Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-08-09. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 1240739Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-08-09. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 1340740Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-08-24. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 1440741Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-07-31. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 240722Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-03-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 340724Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-05-29. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 440724Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-06-24. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 540728Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-06-20. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 640729Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-07-21. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 740727Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-07-17. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 840726Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-06-22. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1e 940727Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-02-08. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Arkyd 3 reflight40742Planetary ResourcesCompanyUS3U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2015-12-23. Was operational.Technology demonstration nanosatellite based on the triple CubeSat form factor for the planned Arkyd-100 astronomy satellites but no optical payload.-
Centennial-140743Booz Allen HamiltonCompanyUS1U2015-04-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-01-06. Was operational?Developed during Booz Allen’s one hundredth year as a corporation, the “Centennial-1” cubesat is an internal company technology demonstration experiment to test a small optical sensor package including small photodetectors and a small camera as payload on a 1U cubesat. Staff engineers and college interns are designing and building Centennial-1-
AeroCube-8B (IMPACT)40660The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate Scalable ion-Electrospray Propulsion system (SiEPro). Measure IV curves for 4-junction IMM solar cells and 5-junction SBT cell. Demonstrate CNT harness and use of CNT/PEEK material. Evaluate CNT radiation-shielding material.-
GEARRS 2 (GEARRSAT 2, Globalstar Experiment And Risk Reduction Satellite)40657Near Space LaunchCompanyUS3U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degWas operational until 2016-02-XX?Show that the Globalstar satellite network is a feasible option for the command and control of a small satellite system.   Air Force Research Laboratory
BRICSat-P (Ballistic Reinforced Communication Satellite, previously PSat B, ParkinsonSat B)40655US Naval AcademyUniversityUS1.5U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degWas operational until 2015-07-XX. Power problems and weak signals. http://amsat-uk.org/2015/05/24/psat-psk31-cubesat/Primary objectives are to integrate a miniature size propulsion system into a 1.5U CubeSat and perform three maneuvers in space: de-tumbling, pointing control, and delta-V. Secondary objective is to expand APRS network.-
OptiCube 1 (O/C, Optical CubeSat)40653California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degPassive, mass dummy basically. No signal.Provide on-orbit targets for ground assets to calibrate sensors for orbital debris studies and small-object tracking improvementsNRO
OptiCube 2 (O/C, Optical CubeSat)40656California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degPassive, mass dummy basically. No signal.Provide on-orbit targets for ground assets to calibrate sensors for orbital debris studies and small-object tracking improvementsNRO
OptiCube 3 (O/C, Optical CubeSat)40658California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degPassive, mass dummy basically. No signal.Provide on-orbit targets for ground assets to calibrate sensors for orbital debris studies and small-object tracking improvementsNRO
LightSail-A40661The Planetary SocietyNon-profitUS3U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degReentry 2015-06-15. Was operational until 2015-06-11. Various problems, but deployed solar sail.Demonstrate the deployment of a 32 m2 solar sail from a 3-unit CubeSat platform. Following deployment from the launch vehicle, LightSail-A will power on engineering subsystems, and a system checkout will be performed.Aerospace Corp, Stellar Exploration Systems, California Polytechnic University, Georgia Institute of Technology
PSat A (PSat, ParkinsonSat A, UltraSat1?, NO-84)40654US Naval Academy Satellite LabUniversityUS1.5U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-04)Two way communications transponder for relaying remote telemetry, sensor and user data from remote environmental experiments or other data sources back to experimenters via a global network of internet linked volunteer ground stations. Aerospace Corp, Office of Naval Research of the US Navy
USS Langley (Unix Space Server)40652US Naval AcademyUniversityUS3U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degNo signalFly the Unix-Space-Server (USS) to experiment with using a server in space of Amateur Experimentation and the second mission is to continue the PSK-31 multi-user transponder experiments.Pumpkin
AeroCube-8A (IMPACT)40659The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2015-05-20360 x 700 km, 55 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate Scalable ion-Electrospray Propulsion system (SiEPro). Measure IV curves for 4-junction IMM solar cells and 5-junction SBT cell. Demonstrate CNT harness and use of CNT/PEEK material. Evaluate CNT radiation-shielding material.-
Flock-1f 1Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1f 2Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1f 3Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1f 4Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1f 5Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1f 6Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1f 7Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-1f 8Launch failurePlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSLaunch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Deorbitsail40719EU FP7 consortiumAgencyUK3U2015-07-10650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas semi-operational until 2016-10-30, high spin rates. (Last SatNOGS report 2018-10-30)Launch and deploy a 5-by-5-metre, four-quadrant sail to demonstrate deorbiting.Caltech, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), EADS Astrium, Stellenbosch University, University of Patras, Athena-SPU, Middle-Eastern Technical University (METU), Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), ISIS
Flock-2b 1040962Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-10-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 11Returned to EarthPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReturned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-8?Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 12Returned to EarthPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReturned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-8?Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 1340979Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-10-11. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 1440980Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-09-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 140950Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-09-22. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 240951Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-10-02. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 340952Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-10-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
S-CUBE (S3, Shootingstar Sensing Satellite)40898Chiba Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-11-23. Was operational?Detect UV emission from a meteor by PMT, which is used as a trigger of a camera (minimum success). Take an image of meteor by a camera to estimate the meteoroid size from brightness (minimum success). Obtain the flux (i. e., size distribution) of meteors (full success). Estimate the compositions of meteors quantitatively from emission from species, such as sulfur (optional).Tohoku University
Flock-2b 440953Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-10-17. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 540954Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-09-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 640955Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-08-22. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 740956Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-09-21. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 840957Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-05-22. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2b 940963Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-10-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
GOMX-340949GomSpaceCompanyDenmark3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-10-18. Was operational.Part of the outreach programme for the visit of the Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen, to the ISS A number of outreach activities are being planned that will involve schools, radio amateur societies and social media both during the astronaut mission and continuing with the CubeSat mission. ESA, Danish Ministry of Science and Education, House of Natural Sciences
AAUSAT540948Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-03-15. Was operational.Monitor ship traffic, especially around Greenland, using a new and improved AIS receiver.Danish National Space Center
SERPENS40897SERPENS (Sistema Espacial para Realização de Pesquisa e Experimentos com Nanossatélites) programme university consortiumUniversityBrazil3U2015-08-19400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2016-03-27. Was operational.Transponder to test VHF and S-band communications for store and forward messaging,a UHF transponder fully compatible with the HUMSAT store and forward messaging system and pulsed plasma thruster (PPT) built by Mars Space Ltd. and Clyde Space.-
XC 3 (Xingchen 3)2015-049 ?National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)UniversityChina100 g2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Test out inter-satellite communication techniques.CAMSAT (AMSAT China)
ZJ 1 (Zijing 1)2015-049 ?Tsinghua UniversityUniversityChina0.234 kg2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Evaluate micro CMOS cameras and MEMS magnetometers, as well as formation flying on tethers with KJSY 1 and inter-satellite communications.-
KJSY 1 (Kongjian Shiyan 1)2015-049 ?Tsinghua UniversityUniversityChina0.173 kg2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Test formation flying on tethers with ZJ-1 ans inter-satellite communications and GaN electronic boards in space.Xidian University
LilacSat-2 (Zidingxiang-2, CAS 3H)40908Harbin Institute of TechnologyUniversityChina10 kg2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-12)Education, amateur radio communication and technology demonstration. Provides hands-on experience for students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to build flight hardware for a space mission.-
XW-2B (CAS 3B, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)40911CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina10 kg2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-20)Atmospheric physics experiments and amateur radio missions.DFH Satellite Co. Ltd
XW-2C (CAS 3C, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)40906CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina10 kg2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-25)Atmospheric physics experiments and amateur radio missions.DFH Satellite Co. Ltd
XW-2D (CAS 3D, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)40907CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina10 kg2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-07-22)Atmospheric physics experiments and amateur radio missions.DFH Satellite Co. Ltd
XW-2E (CAS 3E, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)40909CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina1.5 kg2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-12)Amateur radio missions.DFH Satellite Co. Ltd
XW-2F (CAS 3F, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)40910CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina1.5 kg2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-20)Amateur radio missions.DFH Satellite Co. Ltd
DCBB (CAS 3G, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)40912Shenzhen Aerospace Dongfanghong HIT Satellite LtdCompanyChina2U2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Amateur radio missions.CAMSAT (AMSAT China)
NUDT-PhoneSat (CAS 3I, Kaituo 1B)40912National University of Defense Technology UniversityChina1U2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)-CAMSAT (AMSAT China)
XC 1 (Xingchen 1)2015-049 ?National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)UniversityChina100 g2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Test out inter-satellite communication techniques.CAMSAT (AMSAT China)
XC 2 (Xingchen 2)2015-049 ?National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)UniversityChina100 g2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Test out inter-satellite communication techniques.CAMSAT (AMSAT China)
XC 4 (Xingchen 4)2015-049 ?National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)UniversityChina100 g2015-09-19530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Test out inter-satellite communication techniques.CAMSAT (AMSAT China)
TW-1A (STU-2, Shankeda 2, Tianwang-1A, Sat-A, SECM-1)40926Shanghai Engineering Centre for Microsatellites (SECM)InstituteChina3U2015-09-25470 km, 97 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-08)GAMALINK, which is an S-band inter-satellite communication module, a novel dual band GPS/BD receiver, an AIS receiver, and an ADS-B receiver, all being designed based on SDR technologies. Also a novel cold-gas micro propulsion module based on MEMS technology will be used for orbit and constellation control. TW-1 project consists of three CubeSats carrying different payloads and instruments with one 3U CubeSat and two 2U CubeSats, forming an along-trace satellite network and/or constellation.Nanjing University of Science and Technology, GOMSpace, Nano Space, Tekever Space
TW-1B (STU-2, NJUST 2, Tianwang-1B, Sat-B, SECM-1)40927Shanghai Engineering Centre for MicrosatellitesInstituteChina2U2015-09-25470 km, 97 deg, SSOWas operational until 2015-11-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2015-10-30)GAMALINK, which is an S-band inter-satellite communication module, a novel dual band GPS/BD receiver, an AIS receiver, and an ADS-B receiver, all being designed based on SDR technologies. Also a novel cold-gas micro propulsion module based on MEMS technology will be used for orbit and constellation control. TW-1 project consists of three CubeSats carrying different payloads and instruments with one 3U CubeSat and two 2U CubeSats, forming an along-trace satellite network and/or constellation.GOMSpace, Nano Space, Tekever Space
TW-1C (STU-2, NJFA , Tianwang-1C, Sat-C, SECM-1)40928Shanghai Engineering Centre for MicrosatellitesInstituteChina2U2015-09-25470 km, 97 deg, SSOOperational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-08-01)GAMALINK, which is an S-band inter-satellite communication module, a novel dual band GPS/BD receiver, an AIS receiver, and an ADS-B receiver, all being designed based on SDR technologies. Also a novel cold-gas micro propulsion module based on MEMS technology will be used for orbit and constellation control. TW-1 project consists of three CubeSats carrying different payloads and instruments with one 3U CubeSat and two 2U CubeSats, forming an along-trace satellite network and/or constellation.GOMSpace, Nano Space, Tekever
Lemur-2 4 Chris40933SpireCompanyUS3U2015-09-28640 km, 6 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 3 Jeroen40934SpireCompanyUS3U2015-09-28640 km, 6 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 2 Peter40935SpireCompanyUS3U2015-09-28640 km, 6 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 1 Joel40932SpireCompanyUS3U2015-09-28640 km, 6 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
exactView-9 (EV-9)40936exactEarth IncCompanyCanada5.5 kg2015-09-28640 km, 6 degOperational? (No recent news found https://www.utias-sfl.net/?page_id=1271)Next generation Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for high ship-detection rates, and a high speed downlink transmitter for high data volume transfers. The satellite is designed to operate in a low inclination orbit to service some of the more remote and not-as-well covered areas of Earth.University of Toronto, FedDev Ontario, Communitech
LMRSTSat (LMRSat , LMRST-Sat, Low Mass Radio Science Transponder - Satellite)40971Stanford UniversityUniversityUS2U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degNo signalThe objective of the LMRST payload is to provide a far-field source for calibration of the DSN (Deep Space Network) X-band NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
ARC-1 (Alaska Research CubeSat)40969University of AlaskaUniversityUS1U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degNo signalProvide authentic, interdisciplinary, hands-on student experiences in science and engineering through the design, development, and operation of a student small satellite mission. Characterize the thermal and vibration environment inside the launch vehicle from ignition to orbit insertion. Validate a novel low power Attitude Control and Determination System (ACDS). Validate a high bandwidth communication system by obtaining images of changing snow/ice coverage in arctic regions.-
AeroCube-5C40965The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate new technologies for pointing and tracking between two identical CubeSats and to demonstrate a deorbit device.-
SINOD-D 3 (SRI International NanoSat Orbital Demonstration)40977SRI InternationalCompanyUS2U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational? (No recent public news found)High-speed data downlink for wide-bandwidth CubeSat payloads via software defined radio communications. Tyvak
BisonSat (Nwist Q̓ʷiq̓ʷáy, SKC)40968Salish Kootenai CollegeUniversityUS1U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degSemi-operational, no commanding possible. (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-28).The primary purpose of the SKC CubeSat mission is educational, but also has a science objective of using broad-band visible light orbital imagery to study atmospheric aerosols, cloud formation, and various hydrologic processes.-
Fox-1A40967The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)Non-profitUS1U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-12)Fox-1 will be an easy-to-operate, FM transponder satellite, one with very similar operating characteristics to those of AMSAT OSCAR-51. The project will introduce the concept of designed-in, partial-failure operation. The satellite will be specifically designed so that when the battery fails, the transponder can continue to operate when the satellite is in sunlight.-
SINOD-D 1 (SRI International NanoSat Orbital Demonstration)40974SRI InternationalCompanyUS2U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational? (No recent public news found)High-speed data downlink for wide-bandwidth CubeSat payloads via software defined radio communications. Tyvak
PropCube 3 (Merryweather. Propagation CubeSat)40973Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) UniversityUS1U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)The CubeSats are performing dual frequency ionospheric calibration measurements of ionospheric electron density and irregularities. They performing measurements of total electron content by differential group delay, of plasma irregularities by amplitude and phase scintillations and detection of artificial ionization and irregularities generated by the HAARP, Arecibo and Sura high frequency facilities.Tyvak
SNaP-3 A ALICE ((Space and Missile Defense Command Nano-Satellite-3)40970US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Related to the SMDC NAnosatellite Program (SNaP) - Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations.-
PropCube 1 (Flora, Propagation CubeSat)40976Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) UniversityUS1U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)The CubeSats are performing dual frequency ionospheric calibration measurements of ionospheric electron density and irregularities. They performing measurements of total electron content by differential group delay, of plasma irregularities by amplitude and phase scintillations and detection of artificial ionization and irregularities generated by the HAARP, Arecibo and Sura high frequency facilities.Tyvak
SNaP-3 B EDDIE ((Space and Missile Defense Command Nano-Satellite-3) 40972US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Related to the SMDC NAnosatellite Program (SNaP) - Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations.-
SNAP-3 C JIMI (Space and Missile Defense Command Nano-Satellite-3)40975US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Related to the SMDC NAnosatellite Program (SNaP) - Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations.-
Aerocube-7A (OCSD, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-A, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors)40966The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2015-10-08500 x 800 km, 64.8 degSemi-operational. A software update anomaly disabled the attitude control main processor. Booted into partially updated program.Demonstrate optical communications from a CubeSat to a 30 cm diameter ground station from LEO at a rate of at least 5 Mbps. Demonstrate tracking of a nearby spacecraft using a commercial COTS automotive anti-collision radar sensor and an inexpensive optical mouse sensor.-
Argus (SLU-02)Launch failureSaint Louis UniversityUniversityUS2U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureMission is to improve the ability to model the effects of space radiation on modern electronics. We will do this by comparing the rates of on-orbit radiation events against the predictive models developed by Institute for Defense and Space Electronics (ISDE) at Vanderbilt University.Vanderbilt University
EDSN 1 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)Launch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop technology to send multiple, advanced, yet affordable nanosatellites into space with cross-link communications. Other goals of the mission include lowering the cost and shortening the development time for future small spacecraft.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Montana State University in Bozeman, which is providing the radiation sensors under contract to NASA, and Santa Clara University, California, which is providing the ground tracking station and operations.
EDSN 2 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)Launch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop technology to send multiple, advanced, yet affordable nanosatellites into space with cross-link communications. Other goals of the mission include lowering the cost and shortening the development time for future small spacecraft.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Montana State University in Bozeman, which is providing the radiation sensors under contract to NASA, and Santa Clara University, California, which is providing the ground tracking station and operations.
EDSN 3 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)Launch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop technology to send multiple, advanced, yet affordable nanosatellites into space with cross-link communications. Other goals of the mission include lowering the cost and shortening the development time for future small spacecraft.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Montana State University in Bozeman, which is providing the radiation sensors under contract to NASA, and Santa Clara University, California, which is providing the ground tracking station and operations.
EDSN 4 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)Launch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop technology to send multiple, advanced, yet affordable nanosatellites into space with cross-link communications. Other goals of the mission include lowering the cost and shortening the development time for future small spacecraft.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Montana State University in Bozeman, which is providing the radiation sensors under contract to NASA, and Santa Clara University, California, which is providing the ground tracking station and operations.
EDSN 5 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)Launch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop technology to send multiple, advanced, yet affordable nanosatellites into space with cross-link communications. Other goals of the mission include lowering the cost and shortening the development time for future small spacecraft.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Montana State University in Bozeman, which is providing the radiation sensors under contract to NASA, and Santa Clara University, California, which is providing the ground tracking station and operations.
EDSN 6 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)Launch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop technology to send multiple, advanced, yet affordable nanosatellites into space with cross-link communications. Other goals of the mission include lowering the cost and shortening the development time for future small spacecraft.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Montana State University in Bozeman, which is providing the radiation sensors under contract to NASA, and Santa Clara University, California, which is providing the ground tracking station and operations.
EDSN 7 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)Launch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop technology to send multiple, advanced, yet affordable nanosatellites into space with cross-link communications. Other goals of the mission include lowering the cost and shortening the development time for future small spacecraft.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Montana State University in Bozeman, which is providing the radiation sensors under contract to NASA, and Santa Clara University, California, which is providing the ground tracking station and operations.
EDSN 8 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)Launch failureNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop technology to send multiple, advanced, yet affordable nanosatellites into space with cross-link communications. Other goals of the mission include lowering the cost and shortening the development time for future small spacecraft.NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Montana State University in Bozeman, which is providing the radiation sensors under contract to NASA, and Santa Clara University, California, which is providing the ground tracking station and operations.
PrintSatLaunch failureMontana State UniversityUniversityUS1U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureMeasure and report on the characteristics of the Windform XT2.0 printed material and plating during its mission life in order to verify the utility of additive manufacturing for spacecraft structures and mechanisms. The entire structure of the small satellite will be printed with nano-carbon-impregnated plastic using a 3D printer.-
SUPERNOVA-BETA (TechSat I)Launch failurePumpkinCompanyUS6U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureTest flight of multiple subsystems on the SUPERNOVA 6U bus developed by Pumpkin, Inc, including structure, EPS, GPS, ADACS, CDH, and imagers.Transparent Sky, Southern Stars
STACEMLaunch failureUtah State University Research Foundation Space Dynamics LaboratoryInstituteUS3U2015-11-04Launch failureLaunch failureThe mission is to conduct a spaceborne optical experiment to collect imagery, both visible/near infrared and hyperspectral, of earth scenes for environmental analysis and monitoring. NRO
Nodes K (NODes 1, Nodes 1, Nodes A)41477NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-09-19. Was operational until 2017-04-XX?Nodes is a technology demonstration of a pair of lowcost 1.5U CubeSats in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with advanced cross-link and downlink communications capability, suitable as a platform for Space Weather or other science applications requiring geographically distributed, synchronized data acquisition.Montana State University, Santa Clara University
Nodes J (Nodes B, Nodes 2)41478NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-09-23. Was operational until 2017-04-XX?Nodes is a technology demonstration of a pair of lowcost 1.5U CubeSats in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with advanced cross-link and downlink communications capability, suitable as a platform for Space Weather or other science applications requiring geographically distributed, synchronized data acquisition.Montana State University, Santa Clara University
MinXSS (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer CubeSat)41474University of Colorado at BoulderUniversityUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-05-05. Was operational.The importance of the MinXSS mission is providing new spectral obser-vations of the solar SXR near the maximum of solar cycle 24, improving the understanding of how highly variable solar X-rays affect the ITM, and advancing the knowledge of flare energetics in the SXR.-
Flock-2e 141483Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-06-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 241484Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-01-23. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 341486Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-04-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 441487Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-11. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 541564Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 641563Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-02-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 741565Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-04-07. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 941571Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-12-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 841566Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-07-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 1041572Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-02-28. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 1141574Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-04. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e 1241573Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-04. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
STMSat-1 (STM CubeSat, St. Thomas More Cathedral School)41476St. Thomas More Cathedral SchoolSchoolUS1U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-04-21. No signal.Perform Earth Observation and engage grade school students around the World as remote mission operation centers.-
SNAPS (Stanford Nano Picture Satellite)? Was it launched or deployed?Stanford UniversityUniversityUS0.25U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? Was it even launched or deployed? (No public news found)Image other CubeSats autonomously using H264 compression. Xreate a reference design for an inspector satellite that others can build off of and a reference process where university students can launch productive CubeSats with the highest chance of success.-
CADRE (CubeSat investigating Atmospheric Density Response to Extreme driving)41475University of MichiganUniversityUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-01-03. No signalWind Ion Neutral Composition Suite (WINCS). Flight-test low-cost dual-frequency GPS to measure atmospheric and ionospheric total electron content. Advance CubeSat capabilities to enable Armada and other NanoSat missions. Reduce the costs to perform in-situ measurements of the upper thermosphere. ADCS system pointing/knowledge accurate to 1.0°/0.1° for CubeSats. Flight testing of deployable solar panels.-
BEVO 2 (Bevo-2, LONESTAR)41314University of Texas at AustinUniversityUS3U2015-12-06400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-06-13. Was semi-operational.Demonstrating Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (ARD) technology for use on cost effective, low power microsatellite infrastructures. demonstrate a state-of-the-art CubeSat attitude determination and control (ADC) suite that will be necessary to conduct ARD.Texas A&M University
VELOX-II41171Nanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore6U2015-12-16540 km, 15 degOperational? (Last eoPortal report 2017-05)Experimental satellite-based communication hardware developed by Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Exchange mainboard listed Addvalue Technologies Ltd. This unique payload transmits data it collects to a Inmarsat geostationary communications satellite. If proven successful in space, the payload will allow the VELOX-II to send data back to the NTU ground station from anywhere even if the satellite is not flying above Singapore, as is presently the case.Addvalue Innovation (AVI)
Athenoxat-141168Microspace Rapid Pte Ltd.CompanyItaly3U2015-12-16540 km, 15 degOperational (http://www.micro-space.org/ham.html)Demonstrate the functionality of night vision optical payload on a Cubesat Class Nanosatellite.-
Galassia41170National University of SingaporeUniversitySingapore2U2015-12-16540 km, 15 degOperational (Smallsat 2018 https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4072&context=smallsat)Main objective is for students to understand space technologies and to gain practical experiences while building, integrating and testing 2U CubeSat bus and payloads.DSO National Laboratories
HORYU-4 (AEGIS)41340Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan10 kg2016-02-17570 km, 31 degOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2017-07-13)Horyu-4 is testing an experimental high-voltage solar array system and observing corresponding spacecraft charging effects on the satellite caused by the high voltage. -
Flock-2e' 141479Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-04-15. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 241481Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-12-01. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 341480Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 441482Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-11-08. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 541567Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-06-27. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 5 Theresacondor41485SpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-03-30. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-2e' 641568Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-04-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 741570Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-10-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 841569Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-04-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 941575Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1041576Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-02-17. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1141577Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-11. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1241578Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-02-28. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1341761Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-06-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1441762Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1541763Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 6 Kane41489SpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-04-07. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 10 Drmuzz41595SpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-06-25. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-2e' 1641764Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-06-01. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1741769Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-06-26. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1841776Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2e' 1941777Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-05-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 7 Nick-Allain41488SpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-04-05. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-2e' 2041782Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-04-18. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 8 Jeff41490SpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-03-24. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 9 Cubecheese41597SpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-03-06. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 11 Bridgeman41596SpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-03-08. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 12 Nate41598SpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-03-23. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 13 BeccadeweyDeployment failureSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSDeployment failure. Failed to deploy from Cygnus OA-6 on 2016-06-22.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Tomsk-TPU 120 (Tomsk-TPU-120)42910Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityUniversityRussia3U2016-03-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (No recent public news)Test new space materials technology and will be the world’s first space vehicle with a 3D-printed structure.Tomsk Polytechnic University celebrates its 120th anniversary. As part of the celebrations on May 10-11 the Tomsk-TPU-120 will be activated in the ISS and will transmit a greeting to Earth inhabitants, recorded by students of the university in 10 languages: Russian, English, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, Tatar, Indian, Kazakh and Portuguese.-
OUFTI-141458University of LiègeUniversityBelgium1U2016-04-25400 x 690 km, 98.2 degWas operational until 2016-05-07Test the use of the D-STAR communication protocol in space.-
AAUSAT4 (AAUSAT-4)41460Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2016-04-25400 x 690 km, 98.2 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-31)Test an improved version of the AIS receiver developed by the student team, which can be used for automatic tracking and identification of vessels. As a secondary payload AAUSAT4 will also test on-orbit a 3-axis attitude control system designed by means of active magnetic actuators.-
e-st@r-II41459Polytechnic University of TurinUniversityItaly1U2016-04-25400 x 690 km, 98.2 degWas operational until 2016-09-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2016-09-04)Demonstrate the capability of autonomous determination, control and manoeuver, through the development and test in orbit of an A-ADCS entirely designed and manufactured by students. Test in orbit COTS technology and self-made hardware.-
SamSat-218/D (Kontact-Nanosputnik)41466Samara State Aerospace UniversityUniversityRussia3U2016-04-28470 km, 97 deg, SSOWas semi-operational? Communication problems.The main objective of this satellite is a demonstration of navigation and control technologies. Researches aimed at improving of performance reliability of equipment will make space experiments more efficient.-
Flock-2p 141617Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 241609Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 341618Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 441611Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 541616Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 641606Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 741615Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 841613Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 941610Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 1041612Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 1141608Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2p 1241614Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Sathyabamasat (SNSAT)41600Sathyabama UniversityUniversityIndia2U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational until 2016-11-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2016-11-13)Measure the densities of the green house gases over the region in which it moves on using ARGUS 1000 IR Spectrometer.ISRO
BEESAT-441619Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany1U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-05)Technology demonstration and education/ training in the field of satellite technology. A GPS receiver will get GPS signals to determine the satellite’s position accurately. Therefore 3-axes stabilization will be realized with reaction wheels and magnetorquers. A camera will take pictures of the Earth to verify the attitude of the satellite.-
Swayam COEP41607College of Engineering, PuneUniversityIndia1U2016-06-22500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational? (Latest report from COEP Facebook from 2016)--
Aoxiang Zhixing (Star of Aoxiang, SAOX, AX-1)41625Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityUniversityChina12U2016-06-25200 x 380 km, 40.8 degReentry 2016-09-29. Was operational? (No public news found) 1) To investigate the feasibility of using polarized sunlight for spacecraft attitude determination and navigation; 2) To perform microgravity research using a miniaturized gravimeter, and 3) To demonstrate hopefully the world first 12U CubeSat platform and relevant technologies. -
3CAT2 (3CAT-2)41732Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaUniversitySpain6U2016-08-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational until 2018-03-XX? (Last SatNOGS report 2018-03-03)Perform ocean altimetry by means of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R). The main payload is the novel dual-band altimeter P(Y) & C/A ReflectOmeter (PYCARO). Also star tracker Mirabilis and experimental magnetometer for eLISA. Uses FAPEC, a powerful data compressor.-
PISat (PESIT Imaging Satellite)41784PES Institute of TechnologyUniversityIndia5.3 kg2016-09-26680 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational? (Last reports from 2016 http://pes.edu/pisat/health/#!)Provide a hands-on environment for students in all aspects of satellite building and operations. The spacecraft is equipped with an imaging instrument to capture imagery of Earth's surface.ISRO, Institution of Engineers
Pratham41783Indian Institute of Technology BombayUniversityIndia10 kg2016-09-26680 km, 98.2 deg, SSOWas operational? (No recent news found)Enabling students and faculty to gain knowledge and experience in the field of Satellite and Space technology. Empowering the Satellite Team with the skills to develop the Satellite through various phases of Design, Analysis, Fabrication and Testing until the Flight Model is made.-
AISat Nano (AISat-1N)41789UK Space AgencyAgencyUK3U2016-09-26680 km, 98.2 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-04)Teach Algerian students how to design, build and operate a 3U CubeSat. The programme involves a number of Algerian graduate students who will be hosted at the Surrey Space Centre (University of Surrey) and focuses on the development of the CubeSat as a hands-on learning exercise for the students, to demonstrate the practical implementation of this type of low cost space technology. As well as the practical element of the programme there will be a focus on research modules around the use of low cost nano-satellite technologies and applications in developing nations such as Algeria, which would help to create sustainable growth and have practical uses such as earthresource management (agriculture, water), atmospheric monitoring, and disaster management.Surrey Space Centre, Algerian Space Agency
CanX-741788Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada3U2016-09-26680 km, 98.2 deg, SSOOperational (Personal contact 2018-08-10)Incorporate a lightweight, compact, deployable drag sail. Demonstrate the drag sail’s customizability, modularity, stowability and effectiveness at achieving the deorbiting requirements of the IADC. The results will then be used to create a low cost, modular, and customizable deorbiting device for nanosatellites and microsatellites in low Earth orbit, thus alleviating the programmatic and technical risk to space missions when using satellites of this class.Defence R&D Canada (Ottawa), NSERC and COM DEV Ltd
Lemur-2 14 Sokolsky41872SpireCompanyUS3U2016-10-18500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 15 Xiaoqing41871SpireCompanyUS3U2016-10-18500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 16 Anubhavthakur41873SpireCompanyUS3U2016-10-18500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 17 Wingo41874SpireCompanyUS3U2016-10-18500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Pina-2 0241844Aerospace DFHCompanyChina3U2016-11-09500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? Was it even launched? (No public news found)--
Pina-2 0141843Aerospace DFHCompanyChina3U2016-11-09500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? Was it even launched? (No public news found)--
Xiaoxiang 1 (XX 1)41842SpacetyCompanyChina6U2016-11-09500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No recent public news)Stabilized camera system.-
CAS 2T (Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite 2T, Fengtai-1)41847CAMSATNon-profitChina2U2016-11-09500 x 1000 km, 98.8 degSemi-operational. Attached to the upper stage on purpose. Lots of CW telemetry not correct.FM transponder. -
Lishui-1 (Lishui 1-01)41845Zhejiang Lizhui Electronic Technology CoCompanyChina3U2016-11-09500 x 1000 km, 98.8 degOperational? (No public news found)--
CELTEE 141850Air Force Research LaboratoryMilitaryUS1U2016-11-11580 km, 98 degOperational? (No public news found)Evaluate the performance of M42 Techs Enhanced Location Transponder (ELT) small satellite tracking and orbit determination technology. M42 Techs
AeroCube-8C (IMPACT)41853The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2016-11-11580 km, 98 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate Scalable ion-Electrospray Propulsion system (SiEPro). Measure IV curves for 4-junction IMM solar cells and 5-junction SBT cell. Demonstrate CNT harness and use of CNT/PEEK material. Evaluate CNT radiation-shielding material.-
OptiCube 4 (O/C, Optical CubeSat)41851California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS2U2016-11-11580 km, 98 degPassive, mass dummy basically.Provide on-orbit targets for ground assets to calibrate sensors for orbital debris studies and small-object tracking improvements-
RAVAN XB3 (Radiometer Assessment Using Vertical Aligned Nanotubes)41849Johns Hopkins Applied Physics LaboratoryUniversityUS3U2016-11-11580 km, 98 degOperational? (No recent public news)Demonstrate technology needed to measure the absolute imbalance in the Earth's radiation budget for the first time, giving scientists valuable information to study our climate.Blue Canyon Technologies, NASA Earth Science Technology Office, L-1 Standards and Technology, Draper Laboratory
AeroCube-8D (IMPACT)41852The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2016-11-11580 km, 98 degOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate Scalable ion-Electrospray Propulsion system (SiEPro). Measure IV curves for 4-junction IMM solar cells and 5-junction SBT cell. Demonstrate CNT harness and use of CNT/PEEK material. Evaluate CNT radiation-shielding material.-
Prometheus 2.141854Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2016-11-11580 km, 98 degOperational? (No public news found)Improving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
Prometheus 2.341855Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2016-11-11580 km, 98 degOperational? (No public news found)Improving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
Lemur-2 18 Trutna42067SpireCompanyUS3U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-04-15. Was operational.Weather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 19 TrutnaHD42069SpireCompanyUS3U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 20 Austintacious42068SpireCompanyUS3U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 21 Redfern-Goes42059SpireCompanyUS3U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
TechEdSat-5 (PhoneSat 5, TES-5)42066NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3.5U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-07-29. Was operational?First "Modulated" Exobrake to target re-entry point. Updated Avionics, Radio, Iridium & GPS hardware. Digi XBee RF modules, taking the place of wired connections in the satellite, operated as wireless "data-crossroads" between TechEdSat 5 key components.San Jose State University, University of Idaho
STARS-C Oyaki (STARS-III Mother, Hagoromo)41895Shizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan2U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-03. Was operational.First step of the research and development of the universe an elevator (lift), and a tether extension experiments in orbit and mission. -
EGG (re-Entry satellite with Gossamer aeroshell and Gps/Iridium)41934University of TokyoUniversityJapan3U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-05-15. Was operational?Test a deployable gossamer aeroshell for reentry. Experimental, such as torus type expansion frame structure. The satellite will deploy a 60 cm gossamer aeroshell.-
Tancredo 141931Presidente Tancredo de Almeida NevesSchoolBrazilTubeSat2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-10-18. Was operational until 2017-02-XX?First satellite of the Ubatubasat Project, designed in elementary school. Our goal is to arouse the interest in Science and Technology in our students, aged between ten to fourteen ( the youngest team in the world to build a satellite). Our tasks range from integration, testing, assembly, coding, launching and operating the satellite, aiming students to pursue careers in the science and technology areas, especially in the Space Engineering fields. The project has received since its inception the technological support from INPE, AEB- Brazilian Space Agency and UNESCO. Additionally, it is getting a lot of repercussion in the Brazilian and World media as well as a great support from the scientific community. Tancredo 1 was developed from a commercial kit supplied by the company Interorbital Systems from CA-USA, the original project has been greatly modified and improved by the project team, especially by the engineer Auro Tikami from INPE, as part of his masters dissertation.-
TuPOD41936GAUSS SrlCompanyItaly3U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-09-08. Was operational until 2017-01-24 by design.In orbit deployment of the first TubeSats: Tancredi I from Brazil and OSNSAT from US. After the TubeSat release, the TuPOD will perform its own mission transmitting a Morse code beacon for a few days and some weeks later it will re-enter the atmosphere, disintegrating.Tetonsys, Morehead State University?
FREEDOM41930Tohoku UniversityUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2017-02-05. Was operational?Membrane deployment orbit experiments.-
ITF-2 (Imagine The Future 2)41932University of TsukubaUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-07-30)Establish human network by amateur satellite. Prove the ability of the micro engineered 1/20 wavelength small antenna.-
STARS-C Koki (STARS-III Daughter, Hagoromo)41895Shizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-03. Was operational.First step of the research and development of the universe an elevator (lift), and a tether extension experiments in orbit and mission. -
Waseda-SAT 341933Waseda UniversityUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signalThe small satellite will deploy a ultra light drag chute for accelerated deorbiting. A camera will observe and verify the chute deployment. Also on board will be a LCD projector to project images on the drag chute, where the camera will take pictures of it. -
OSNSAT41939Open Space NetworkCompanyUSTubeSat2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-01-11. Was operational?--
Aoba-Velox-III (VELOX-III)41935Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan2U2016-12-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-04)Technology demonstration of PPT (Pulsed Plasma Thruster). In addition, one sub-mission consists in performing communication test using Bluetooth inside the satellite. The second sub-mission consists in testing microcomputer resistance to radiations.-
BY70-1 (Bayi Kepu Weixing 1)41909China Center for Aerospace Science and TechnologyInstituteChina2U2016-12-28210 x 520 km, 97.6 degReentry 2017-02-18. Was operational.For school education and amateur radio. The amateur radio station onboard will provide telecommand, telemetry and FM repeater functions. -
XY S1 (Xingyun Shiyan 1, Dong Fang Hong 166)41913Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityUniversityChina2U2017-01-09530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Test L-band narrow-band communications.-
Kaidun 1 (Caton 1)41915Beijing Kaidun Universal TechnologyCompanyChina2U2017-01-09530 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-06)Test a VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) for communications via the Inmarsat satellite systemBeijing MSI Technology Development Co, Nanjing University of Technology
TRICOM 1Launch failureUniversity of TokyoUniversityJapan3U2017-01-14180 x 1500 km, 31 degLaunch failureTwo cameras, one on either side, to take pictures of the Earth. Expected to operate for about a month before re-entering the earth’s atmosphere and burning up.-
Lemur-2 29 Tachikoma41998SpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Nayif-142017Mohammed Bin Rashid Space CentreInstituteUnited Arab Emirates1U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-29)Goal of providing an actual space project for Emirati University students. Additionally it is intended to enthuse and educate young people about radio, space physics and electronics. Carries the FUNcube 5 amateur communications payload.American University of Sharjah, ISIS-NL
Flock-3p 141967Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 241966Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 341968Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 22 Jobanputra41997SpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-3p 441965Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 541971Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 641969Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 741970Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 841951Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 941973Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1041974Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1141975Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1241972Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1342040Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1442012Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1542039Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1642011Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1741962Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 4842006Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 1941955Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2041950Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2141959Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2241958Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2342018Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2441956Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2541964Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2641961Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2741963Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 23 Spire-Minions41994SpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Al–Farabi 142016Al-Farabi Kazak National UniversityUniversityKazakhstan2U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSONo signal (No public news found)Technology demonstration and Earth observation mission. 3MP camera, testing ADCS, communication experiments. University of Tokyo
Flock-3p 2841960Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 2942045Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 3041987Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSONo signal (2 are non-responsive)Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 24 Satchmo41991SpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-3p 3142049Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSONo signal (2 are non-responsive)Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 3242023Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 3341990Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 3441988Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 4942001Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5042029Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5141952Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5242030Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5342013Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5442014Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5542041Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5642042Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 25 Rdeaton41995SpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-3p 5741978Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 3541989Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 3641986Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 26 Smita-Sharad41993SpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-3p 3741953Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 3842037Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 3942038Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 27 Mia-Grace41992SpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-3p 4042010Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 4142004Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 4242008Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 28 Noguescorreig41996SpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-3p 4342007Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 4442033Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 4542005Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 4642031Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 4742032Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6242036Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6342035Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6442034Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6542028Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6642027Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6742002Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6842003Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6942020Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
BGUSat (NEGEVSAT)41999Ben Gurion University SatelliteUniversityIsrael3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No recent news found http://www.pumpkinspace.com/blog/more-pumpkin-pmdsas-success-bgusat)First educational satellite. VGA Camera, ADCS.-
Flock-3p 7041980Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 7142024Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 7242051Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 7341981Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
INS 1A (ISRO Nanosatellite)41949ISROAgencyIndia8.4 kg2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Two science payloads. Surface BRDF Radiometer (SBR) payload that can be used measure the Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) of targets on the Earth's surface and will be able to take readings of the sunlight reflected off different surface features. Single Event Upset Monitor (SEUM), which can be used to track Single Event Upsets that happen due to high energy radiation in space environment in Commercial, Off-the-Shelf (COTS) electronic components.-
Flock-3p 7442048Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 7541979Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 7642019Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
INS 1B (ISRO Nanosatellite)41954ISROAgencyIndia9.7 kg2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No public news found)Carries two science payloads. EELA keeps track of terrestrial exospheric line-of-sight neutral atomic hydrogen Lyman Alpha flux and can give an estimate for the interplanetary hydrogen Lyman Alpha background flux by means of deep space observations. The Origami Camera is a remote sensing colour camera that can take high-resolution pictures of the Earth with a small package.-
Flock-3p 7742025Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 7842047Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 7941984Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8042026Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8142043Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8242046Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8342050Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8442021Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8541983Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8641985Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8742044Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 8841982Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
PEASSS (PiezoElectric Assisted Smart Satellite Structure)42015ISIS (Innovative Solutions In Space)CompanyNetherlands3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No recent public news found)EU FP7 project to develop, manufacture, test and qualify “smart structures” which combine composite panels, piezoelectric materials, and next generation sensors, for autonomously improved pointing accuracy and power generation in space.TNO, NSL Satellites, Active Space Technologies, Israel Institute of Technology, SONACA
Flock-3p 1841957Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5841977Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 5942022Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6041976Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p 6142009Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
DIDO-2 (SpacePharma, Chen Jiayong 1)42000SpacePharmaCompanyIsrael3U2017-02-15500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last news from ISIS 2018-05-18)Carry the first generation of their mGnify lab to conduct biochemical experiments in microgravity. -
SNUSat-1b42733Seoul National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSSemi-operational? Woke up after about a year.The primary mission is performing the QB50 mission, measuring lower thermosphere constituents at altitudes starting from 350 km and down as the orbit decays due to atmospheric drag. The secondary mission is validation of fault-detection, isolation and recovery algorithm developed by Seoul National Unit and imaging space environment.QB50, VKI
Columbia (QBUS 4)42702University of TuraboUniversityUS2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-07. Was operational.The scientific mission will be to use a Flux-Φ-Probe Experiment (FIPEX) to collect measurements of atomic and molecular oxygen on the Low Earth Orbit (LEO).QB50,
Qbito42728Polytechnics University of MadridUniversitySpain2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal (No contacts in SatNOGS)The main objective is to operate its primary payload: the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS). An experiment to assess the performance of the n-Octadecane as a Phase Change Material (PCM). Developed in collaboration with the University of Liège. A Medium Wave Infrared Detector, developed by the Spanish company New Infrared Technologies, which aims at testing this kind of detectors. The manufacturing process is based on the Vapour Phase Deposited PbSe technology in space conditions. An experimental software for an attitude determination and control system based on fuzzy control theory. The purpose is to test the suitability of this kind of algorithms for spacecraft attitude control applications.QB50, University of Liège, New Infrared Technologies
Lemur-2 30 JennyBarna42753SpireCompanyUS3U2017-04-18500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 31 Angela42753SpireCompanyUS3U2017-04-18500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
SHARC Biarri-Point (Spacecraft for High Accuraccy Radar Calibration)42712Air Force Research LaboratoryMilitaryUS5U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (No public news found)Provide radar calibration for ground based radars. Demonstrate the capability to perform critical calibration of over 120 Tri-Service C-Band radars. Calibration is needed to meet tracking requirements of orbital objects. Demonstrate low latency delivery of data (min vs days)-
Lemur-2 32 SpiroVision42755SpireCompanyUS3U2017-04-18500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 33 RobMoore42754SpireCompanyUS3U2017-04-18500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
SpaceCube42717Mines ParistechUniversityFrance2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas operational until 2017-06-XX? (Last DK3WM report 2017-06-02)The purpose of this CubeSat includes: upper atmosphere science; radio communication experiments; technology demonstrator; education, training and outreach. It will also provide an Amateur FM transponder.QB50,
SUSat42730University of AdelaideUniversityAustralia2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal (http://www.lowsnr.org/susat-status-.html)Purpose of this CubeSat include: upper atmosphere science; radio communication experiments; technology demonstrator; education, training and outreach.QB50,
ZA-AeroSat42713Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyUniversitySouth Africa3U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas semi-operational. Sending weak beacon in sunlight. (Last SatNOGS report 2018-03-09)To demonstrate passive aerodynamic stabilization of a CubeSat using its antennas as aerodynamic feathers - To provide a training/educational opportunity for young engineers and post graduate students by including them in the design, assembly, and operations of a satellite.QB50,
UNSW-EC042723The University of New South WalesUniversityAustralia2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-07-31)Main mission is to study the thermosphere by means of ion/neutral mass spectrometry and temperature measurements. four secondary mission goals. Firstly, to perform verification of a GPS receiver and additional Radio Reflectometry and Radio Occultation experiments using GPS signals. Secondly, a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) will monitor Single Event Upsets (SEU) and recover from them within a fixed time-limit. Thirdly, a microkernel operating system is flown to show it can do critical system tasks, such as ADCS control. Lastly, the structure of the CubeSat will be made by 3D printing techniques.QB50,
UPSat (CubeSat by the University of Patras)42716University of PatrasUniversityGreece2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas operational until 2017-05-20, 3 days? (Last DK3WN report 2017-05-19)QB50. The first and most significant mission would be to successfully transmit science data from the mNLP unit back to earth. The second experiment would be to acquire photos of the Earth and especially photos of Greece from space and successfully transmit them to the ground station(s). Finally the integration of Composite Materials into a “hybrid” structure is also one of the goals the team set.QB50,
PolyITAN-2-SAU (KPI-SAU)42732National Technical University of UkraineUniversityUkraine2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-21)FIPEX (Flux-Φ-Probe Experiment) of TU Dresden as the primary payload for the QB50 project, which is able to distinguish and measure the time-resolved behaviour of atomic and molecular oxygen as a key parameter of the lower thermosphere.QB50, Shenyang Aerospace University
nSIGHT142726SCS-SpaceCompanySouth Africa2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-27)To comply with the QB50 mission objective of doing atmospheric research measurements in the lower thermosphere. To provide SCS-Space payload flight heritage. To provide training/experience for SCS-Space engineers The satellite will use magnetic sensors and actuators to do initial detumbling into a Y-Thompson spin after release from its deployer.QB50,
Challenger (QBUS 1)42721University of Colorado BoulderUniversityUS2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-25)Carries the Ion/Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS), which measures the mass of ions and neutral atoms. QB50.QB50,
SOMP 2 (SOMP-2)42701Dresden University of TechnologyUniversityGermany2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signalMeasuring atomic oxygen using an oxygen electrolyte sensor. Testing of flexible thin film solar cells-
Aalto-242729Aalto UniversityUniversityFinland2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas operational until 2017-05-29, 4 days?Scientific objective to study in-situ the temporal and spatial variations of a number of key constituents and parameters in the lower thermosphere (90-320 km) in a network of about 40 double CubeSats, separated by a few hundred kilometers and carrying identical sensors. It will also study the re-entry process by measuring a number of key parameters during re-entry and by comparing predicted and actual CubeSat trajectories and orbital lifetimes.QB50,
Aoxiang-1 (Ao Xiang-1)42735Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityUniversityChina2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-30)A 2U CubeSat, part of the QB50 constellation, intended to measure the lower thermosphere.QB50,
Atlantis (QBUS 2)42737University of MichiganUniversityUS2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-03-28. Was operational.FIPEX, will characterize Oxygen (atomic and molecular) in the upper atmosphere.QB50,
BeEagleSat42736Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas semi-operational? (Last DK3WN report 2017-08-08)Primary payload is a multi-needle langmuir probe, which will measure electron density during mission. Secondary payload is a semiconductor based x-ray detector, which will measure x-ray levels for various altitudes.QB50, Turkish Air Force Academy
DUTHSat (DUTH)42724Democritus University of ThraceUniversityGreece2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas operational until 2017-06-06? (Last JA0CAW report 2017-06-06)The 3U CubeSat will obtain measurements of ions, neutrals and temperature in the Lower Thermosphere as part of the QB50 project.QB50,
qbee (qbee50-LTU-OC)42708Luleå Tekniska Universitet (LTU)UniversitySweden2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas semi-operational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-19)QB50. Test OC-OBC performance in space conditions. PhD students will gain experience on satellite design, integration, testing and operation.QB50
Ex-Alta 1 (Experimental Albertan #1, EXALTA-1)42734University of AlbertaUniversityCanada3U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-16)Serve as a platform for the In Orbit Demonstration (IOD) of a digital fluxgate magnetometer designed at the University of Alberta. Address multi-point space plasma physics with data from the QB50 constellation using the Langmuir probe common payloads and the digital fluxgate magnetometer. Promote education of space science and engineering through all levels of the educational sector of Alberta. Provide a foundation on which to begin a space engineering, space science and/or cube satellite program at the University of Alberta. Promote the development of an Albertan commercial space industry and augmentation of current staple industries with space technology.-
X-Cubesat (XCubeSat)42707Ecole PolytechniqueUniversityFrance2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-16)The purpose of this CubeSat includes: upper atmosphere science; radio communication experiments; technology demonstrator; education, training and outreach. It will also provide an Amateur FM transponder.QB50,
HavelSat42700Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSSemi-operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-19)Primary payload is a multi-needle langmuir probe, which will measure electron density during mission. Secondary payload is a Software Defined Radio.QB50, Havelsan, Gumush
CXBN 2 (The Cosmic X-Ray Background NanoSat-2, CXBN-2)42704Morehead State UniversityUniversityUS2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (No public news found)An Improved Measurement of the Diffuse X-Ray Background. The science objective of taking a 5% measurement of the diffuse X-ray background will be continued with CXBN-2.Kentucky Space
Hoopoe (Duchifat-2)42718Herzliya Science CentreSchoolIsrael2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-20)The purpose of this CubeSat include: upper atmosphere science; radio communication experiments; technology demonstrator; education, training and outreach.QB50,
i-INSPIRE II (Inspire 2)42731University of SydneyUniversityAustralia2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational. Saved with 25m antenna. (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-07)In addition to the common science package for QB50, the i-INSPIRE satellite will carry three scientific instruments for our own science mission. Except the imager, NanoSpec and radiation counter are designed for this mission. During the mission life-time, we will also demonstrate the nanothruster and the system-on-chip technology developed at the University of Sydney 1.QB50,
IceCube (Earth-1)42705NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS3U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-s-small-spacecraft-produces-first-883-gigahertz-global-ice-cloud-map)Demonstrate and validate a new 883-gigahertz submillimeter-wave receiver that could help advance scientists’ understanding of ice clouds and their role in climate change. IceCube will lead to the development of an instrument capable of providing an accurate daily assessment of the global distribution of atmospheric ice.Virginia Diodes, NASA’s Earth Science Technology Office
KySat-3 (SGSat)42703University of KentuckyUniversityUS1U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-05-07. Was operational?Evaluate a new Stellar Gyroscope attitude determination system.-
LilacSat-142725Harbin Institute of TechnologyUniversityChina2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-18)QB50. An Ion-Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS). It is a standard payload of QB50 for upper atmosphere science. A V/U APRS digipeater. It is open for amateur use. It will support both real-time repeating and store-forward mode. A thermal infrared camera. It is open for amateur use. Any licensed radio amateur can send a telecommand to take an image and download the data.QB50,
Link (Little Intelligent Nanosatellite of KAIST)42714Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyInstituteSouth Korea2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas semi-operational until 2017-12-XX.INMS (Ion/Neutral Mass Spectrometer), which measures the mass of ions and neutral atoms, as the primary payload for the QB50 project. The secondary payload is two Langmuir probes, which are in-house sensors developed by Space Science Laboratory of KAIST.QB50,
NJUST-142722Nanjing University of Science and TechnologyUniversityChina2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-22)UST-1 will carry one standardized sensor for multi-point, in-situ, long-duration measurements of key parameters and constituents in the largely unexplored lower thermosphere and ionosphere. NJUST are also preparing to participate in GAMANET.QB50,
ALTAIR 1 (ALTAIR Pathfinder)42711 Millennium Space SystemsCompanyUS6U (1x6U)2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (http://www.spacenewsfeed.com/index.php/news/1680-millennium-space-systems-altair-pathfinder-satellite-surpasses-10-000-hours-in-orbit)Test flight of ALTAIR bus. Technology demonstration / risk reduction mission for critical subsystems for the ALTAIR product line of spacecraft.-
PHOENIX42706National Cheng Kung UniversityUniversityTaiwan2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-20)QB50. Carry a solar EUV sensor to in-situ measure the solar EUV radiation intensity with the aim of maximizing the science return of the mission for a better characterization of the cause-effect relationship. The solar EUV probe measures the photoelectron current emitted from the electrodes into ambient plasma. The electrode is biased to negative voltage with respect to the satellite frame and the current is amplified and filtered before being converted into digital formats. In the implementation, two electrodes with different metal coating are utilized and the current difference between the two probes. The solar EUV instrument has been tested in ionospheric conditions in the NCKU Space Plasma Chamber.QB50,
CSUNSat 1 (CSUNSat1, California State University Northridge Sat)42715California State UniversityUniversityUS2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas operational until 2018-03-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2018-02-27)Test an innovative low temperature capable energy storage system in space developed by NASA JPL that will enable future missions, especially those in deep space to do more science while requiring less energy, mass and volume.NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
SNUSat-142727Seoul National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea2U2017-04-18400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signalThe primary mission is performing the QB50 mission, measuring lower thermosphere constituents at altitudes starting from 350 km and down as the orbit decays due to atmospheric drag. The secondary mission is validation of fault-detection, isolation and recovery algorithm developed by Seoul National Unit and imaging space environment.QB50, VKI
SilkRoad-1 01 (Silk Road, Silu 1)42903Xi'an Institute of Surveying and MappingInstituteChina3U2017-04-20390 km, 42.8 degOperational? (No recent public news)Pathfinder for a constellation of around 30 satellites operating across a variety of wavelengths.Chinese Academy of Sciences
BIRD-B (Brac Onnesha, BIRDS-1)42823Brac UniversityUniversityBangladesh1U2017-06-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-02-02)Experiment on radio communication with a CubeSat constellation via a network of UHF/VHF amateur radio ground stations all over the world. The challenge is to distinguish each satellite from the four satellites transmitting with the same frequency, hand over operation of a satellite from one ground station to another and assemble the satellite data, such as housekeeping telemetry, music and the Earth images, obtained at different ground stations. Kyushu Institute of Technology
BIRD-G (Ghanasat 1, ANUSAT-1, BIRDS-1)42821Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityGhana1U2017-06-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal?Experiment on radio communication with a CubeSat constellation via a network of UHF/VHF amateur radio ground stations all over the world. The challenge is to distinguish each satellite from the four satellites transmitting with the same frequency, hand over operation of a satellite from one ground station to another and assemble the satellite data, such as housekeeping telemetry, music and the Earth images, obtained at different ground stations. -
BIRD-J (Toki, BIRDS-1)42820Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2017-06-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-02-03)Experiment on radio communication with a CubeSat constellation via a network of UHF/VHF amateur radio ground stations all over the world. The challenge is to distinguish each satellite from the four satellites transmitting with the same frequency, hand over operation of a satellite from one ground station to another and assemble the satellite data, such as housekeeping telemetry, music and the Earth images, obtained at different ground stations. -
BIRD-M (Mazaalai, NUMSAT 1, BIRDS-1)42822Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityMongolia1U2017-06-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-07)Experiment on radio communication with a CubeSat constellation via a network of UHF/VHF amateur radio ground stations all over the world. The challenge is to distinguish each satellite from the four satellites transmitting with the same frequency, hand over operation of a satellite from one ground station to another and assemble the satellite data, such as housekeeping telemetry, music and the Earth images, obtained at different ground stations. -
BIRD-N (Nigeria EduSat-1, BIRDS-1)42824Federal University of Technology AkureUniversityNigeria1U2017-06-03400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-02-02)Experiment on radio communication with a CubeSat constellation via a network of UHF/VHF amateur radio ground stations all over the world. The challenge is to distinguish each satellite from the four satellites transmitting with the same frequency, hand over operation of a satellite from one ground station to another and assemble the satellite data, such as housekeeping telemetry, music and the Earth images, obtained at different ground stations. Kyushu Institute of Technology
Tanyusha-YuZGU 2 (Radioskaf RS-7, Tanyusha-SWSU 2, Tanusha 2)42912Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2017-06-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal? (No recent news found)Achieve autonomous grouping of satellites in space and measure density of vacuum.-
Tanyusha-YuZGU 1 (Radioskaf RS-6, Tanyusha-SWSU 1, Tanusha 1)42911Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2017-06-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal? (No recent news found)Achieve autonomous grouping of satellites in space and measure density of vacuum.-
TNS 0-2 (Technologicesky Nanosputnik, TNS-0 No. 2)42914Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2017-06-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal? (No recent news found)--
Max Valier42778Max Valier Technical High SchoolSchoolItaly10 kg2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-02-16)Small X-ray telescope µRosi, which allows amateur astronmers for the first time to see the sky in X-ray wavelength. OHB-System provides the LuxSpace AIS reciever, support and the launch opportunity on an indian PSLV rocket.OHB System AG
UCLSat42765University College LondonUniversityUK2U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational until 2017-08-13? (Last DK3WN report 2017-08-13)Demonstration of in-house technology development and will carry two payloads to monitor the space environment.QB50
Venta-142791University of Applied Sciences Bremen, OHB SystemsUniversityLatvia7.5 kg2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas semi-operational?Provide a flying testbed as a counterpart of the new satellite technology laboratory at the Ventspils University College. Advanced technology AIS (maritime Automatic Identification System) receivers in order to get AIS data from space and to study the AIS signal reception in LEO. Intersatellite link experimental systems for the two way, near real time, permanent communication via Orbcomm and Iridium LEO based satellite systems. Plug-and-Play electronics unit with new data handling systems, sensors and beacon to a geostationary satellite system. Small onboard camera with advanced optics for low resolution earth monitoring.Ventspils High Technology Park, Ventspils University College, University of Applied Sciences Bremen, University of Latvia and the Riga Technical University, OHB-System AG
Lemur-2 34 ShainaJohl42771SpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 35 XueniTerence42772SpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 36 LucyBryce42773SpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 37 KungFoo42774SpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 38 McPeake42782SpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 39 Sam-Amelia42781SpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 40 LisaSaurus42780SpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 41 Lynsey-Symo42779SpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Ursa Maior (University of Rome la SApienza Micropropulsion for Attitude and In Orbit debris Removal testing)42776University of RomeUniversityItaly3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-03-18)QB50. The space station will operate to conduct scientific experiments in the framework of the QB50 projectQB50, Sapienza aerospace research center (CRAS)
VZLUSAT-142790Aerospace Research and Test EstablishmentInstituteCzech2U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-02)The objective of the project VZLUSAT1 is the development, manufacturing, qualification and experimental verification of products and technologies in Earth orbit (IOD – In-Orbit Demonstration). On board the functions and features of small experiment will be verified. VZLUSAT1 takes part in QB50 mission. The nanosatellite accommodates VKI scientific experiment FIPEX.QB50,
ROBUSTA-1B42792University of Montpellier IIUniversityFrance1U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-26)Measure the radiation induced degradation of electronic devices.CNES, Van Allen Foundation
CICERO-6 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)42793GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational for 2017-07-XX? (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)Demonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.Tyvak/Terran
Aalto-142775Aalto UniversityUniversityFinland3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-05)To design, build and operate first Finnish Earth Observation (EO) nanosatellite. Technology demonstration of a very small imaging spectrometer for spaceborne EO. Technology demonstration of a very small radiation detector for future satellites. Development and demonstration of a deorbiting device for nanosatellites based on e-sail concept and measurement of its performance. Promotion of engineering education in Finland with the aid of a satellite project.FMI, VTT,
Diamond - Blue (Diamond Blue)42786Sky and Space GlobalCompanyUK3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Public news)Voice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.
DragSail-CubeSat (Dragsat-CubeSat, Compass-2, Compass 2)42777Aachen University of Applied SciencesUniversityGermany3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSONo signal?QB50. Universal satellite BUS-system.QB50,
skCube42789Slovak Organisation for Space ActivitiesNon-profitSlovakia1U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-08)Observe the ultraviolet radiation upper atmosphere on the night side of the Earth. Without direct and reflected light of the sun and the moon is made up predominantly UV emission of the upper layer of the atmosphere at altitudes of about 80 to 120 km. Contribute to, and other components of the radiation reflected from the Earth's surface or scattered in the atmosphere. The main objective is to demonstrate the potential of our country.Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports, Institute of Experimental Physics
Diamond - Green (Diamond Green)42785Sky and Space GlobalCompanyUK3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Public news)Voice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.
Diamond - Red (Diamond Red)42783Sky and Space GlobalCompanyUK3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Public news)Voice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.
SUCHAI42788University of ChileUniversityChile1U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Personal contact 2018-08-05, last DK3WN report 2018-03-23)Launch a national aerospace initiative that promotes development of aerospace machinery in Chile. Measure the ionospheric electron density and temperature by means of a Langmuir probe. We also plan to include a small experiment supplied by the Physics Department.-
PACSCISAT (Tyvak-53b, Tyvak 53, PacSci EMC, Pacific Scientific)42795Tyvak / Terran OrbitalCompanyUS3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational until 2017-09-XX? (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Worksshop 2018)Technology demonstration for deorbiting. Passed built-in-tests (BIT) on both its primary and redundant Smart Energetics Architecture (SEA) sequencing system and devices and fired Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS) rocket motors.-
InflateSail42770University of SurreyUniversityUK3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOReentry 2017-09-03. Was operational.QB50. Rapid autonomous commissioning- Given past experience, the space station is prepared to demonstrate advanced autonomous commissioning. Large deployable sail - The satellite will deploy a large square (3m x 3m) membrane sail. Inflatable Structural Components - InflateSail is equipped with a 1 m long inflatable rigidisable laminate cylinder, which will be used as a structural component separating the sail and the body of the spacecraft. Drag deorbiting - The satellite will deorbit much more quickly than otherwise due to its deployable sail. Outreach - The satellite will provide beacons which amateur satellite users will be able to receive.QB50,
D-Sat (Deorbit Satellite)42794D-OrbitCompanyItaly3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational until 2017-10-17. (Last SatNOGS report 2017-09-05)Demonstrate in-orbit the capability of D-Orbit’s technology. First satellite ever to be actively de-orbited in a quick, safe, reliable and controlled way.CNIT
LituanicaSAT-242768NanoAvionics LLCCompanyLithuania3U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-30)The Primary objective of the experiment is to demonstrate the orbital maneuvering and drag compensation capabilities of a CubeSat using an integral green monopropellant microthruster. The idea behind this experiment is to further advance the technology of nanosatellite micro propulsion that is required to implement future projects of CubeSat constellations. To contribute to the QB50 mission objectives the thruster would be designed to implement orbital maintenance/correction of a CubeSat by producing incremental (to minimize the effects of thrust vector misalignment) thrust in the direction of the velocity vector to overcome atmospheric drag and thus considerably prolonging satellite’s orbital lifetime.QB50, Vilnius University
NUDTSat42787National University of Defense TechnologyUniversityChina2U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational until 2018-05-XX? (Last SatNOGS report 2018-05-21)NMS (Ion/Neutral Mass Spectrometer) for sampling of low mass ionized and neutral particles in lower thermosphere, such as O, O2, and N2.QB50,
Pegasus42784University of Applied Sciences Wiener NeustadtUniversityAustria2U2017-06-23500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-02-27)Multi-needle Langmuir probes (mNLP) for the QB50 project and will provide information about essential properties of the plasma in the thermosphere such as the electron temperature and –density. Features a Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT) as propulsion unit.QB50, Vienna Technical Universety
Landmapper-BC 1 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)42847Astro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSONo signal? (Astro Digital, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)High quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Landmapper-BC 2 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)42846Astro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSONo signal? (Astro Digital, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)High quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Lemur-2 42 Greenberg42837SpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 43 ArtFischer42881SpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 44 Monson42839SpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 45 Furiaus42840SpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 46 Zachary42845SpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 47 AndiS42838SpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 48 PeterG42841SpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 49 Dembitz42842SpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
MKA-N 142834Dauria / RoscosmosCompanyRussia6U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSONo signalMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
MKA-N 242836Dauria / RoscosmosCompanyRussia6U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSONo signalMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
Flock-2k 142852Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14470 km, 97 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2k 242853Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14470 km, 97 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2k 342850Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14470 km, 97 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2k 442851Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14470 km, 97 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-2k 542864Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14470 km, 97 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
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Iskra-MAI-8542827Moscow Aviation InstituteUniversityRussia3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSONo signalUses only domestically produced components. To give students experience in designing and manufacturing a satellite.-
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Ecuador-UTE-YuZGU (UTE-UESOR, Ekvador-UTE-YuZGU)42832Tecnologica Equinoccial University (UTE)UniversityEcuador1U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOWas semi-operational until 2017-07-30, 2 weeks.Obtain scientific data in the study of our planet Earth techniques and develop nanosatellite management methods and study the behavior of new instruments in space.State University of Southwest Russia (Uesor)
Flock-2k 4742854Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14470 km, 97 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
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CICERO-2 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)42848GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOWas operational for 2017-08-XX? (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)Demonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.Tyvak/Terran
CICERO-3 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)42849GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOWas operational for 2017-08-XX? (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)Demonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.Tyvak/Terran
CICERO-1 Demo (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)42843GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOWas operational for 2017-08-XX? (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)Demonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.Tyvak/Terran
Mayak42830Moscow State University of Mechanical EngineeringUniversityRussia3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSONo signalUnfurl and use its large swath of reflectors to reflect rays from the sun back to Earth—which will make it the brightest object in the night sky.-
NanoACE42844Tyvak / Terran OrbitalCompanyUS3U2017-07-14590 km, 97.6 deg, SSOOperational (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)Validate the Endeavor suite technologies that will be used for future missions and is solely for the purpose of internal Tyvak development as an attitude control experiment. Includes VACCO propulsion module.-
OSIRIS-3U (Orbital Satellite for Investigating the Response of the Ionosphere to Stimulation and Space Weather)43027The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversityUS3U2017-08-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signalGround-based heaters will modify the atmosphere in order to create artificial space weather events that will be studied by OSIRIS-3U. The mission provides research into radiowave-plasma interactions and plasma transport. 1. Provide in situ and remote sensing measurements of the stimulated (heated) ionosphere produced by ground-based heaters 2. Characterize the spatial extent of the heated region “bite out” 3. Correlate in situ and remote sensing heated ionosphere measurements with ground-based measurements including incoherent scatter radars and ionosondes 4. Develop the aerospace workforce by training students in space systems engineering through hands-on projectsThe Aerospace Corp, Naval Research Laboratory
Dellingr (RBLE, Radiation Belt Loss Experiment)43021NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS6U2017-08-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Smallsat 2018 https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4062&context=smallsat)The scientific payload includes a magnetometer deployed on a boom and a set of two internal magnetometers. In addition to collecting data about the magnetic field, the boom mounted magnetometer will validate the use of the two internal magnetometers for future missions. An Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer will collect data about the ionosphere-thermosphere-mesosphere system.-
ASTERIA (ExoplanetSat, Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics)43020NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryAgencyUS6U2017-08-14400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (NASA news https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/a/asteria#foot7%29)Prototype nanosatellite capable of monitoring a single, bright, sun-like star for two years. “ExoplanetSat” will develop into a suite of nanosatellites, each focusing on one bright star at a time. The science motivation is to search for transiting exoplanets orbiting the brightest sun-like stars in the sky.Draper Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prometheus 2.442924Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2017-08-26400 x 600 km, 24.5 degOperational? (No public news found)Improving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
DHFR (DARPA High Frequency Receiver Experiment)42922DARPAMilitaryUS3U2017-08-26400 x 600 km, 24.5 degOperational? (No public news found)DARPA High Frequency Receiver ExperimentDeveloped by Utah Space Dynamics Laboratory.
Prometheus 2.242923Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2017-08-26400 x 600 km, 24.5 degOperational? (No public news found)Improving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
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CHEFSat (Cost-effective High E-Frequency Satellite)43044US Naval Research LaboratoryInstituteUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Smallsat 2018 https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4126&context=smallsat)Tests and prepares consumer communications technology for use in space. The growing range of devices, components and miniaturized technology available on consumer markets represents a boon for space exploration and cost management. CHEFSat specifically readies a consumer-grade radio frequency device for wider space use by testing its safety and effectiveness in a working CubeSat deployed from the International Space Station (ISS).-
Aerocube-7B (OCSD-B, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-B, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors)43042The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate optical communications from a CubeSat to a 30 cm diameter ground station from LEO at a rate of at least 5 Mbps. Demonstrate tracking of a nearby spacecraft using a commercial COTS automotive anti-collision radar sensor and an inexpensive optical mouse sensor.-
EcAMSat (E. Coli AntiMicrobialSat)43019NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS6U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-07-15)The primary scientific purpose of the EcAMSat mission is to investigate how and whether space microgravity affects the antibiotic resistance of E. coli, a bacterial pathogen responsible for urinary tract infection in humans and animals.Stanford University
Lemur-2 50 Yonglin43045SpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 51 Kevin43046SpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Asgardia-1 (Asgardia 1)43049Asgardia SpaceCompanyUS2U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (https://asgardia.space/en/satellite/)Test the concept of long-term data storage in orbit around the Earth. Payload is a 512GB solid state drive pre-loaded with data. Also contain internal and external particle detectors "to determine the radiation dosing that the internal electronics are receiving.-
Lemur-2 52 BrianDavie43047SpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 53 Romacoste43048SpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 54 RocketJonah43041SpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 55 Liu-Poh-Chun43054SpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PropCube 2 (Fauna, Propagation CubeSat)43052Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) UniversityUS1U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)The CubeSats are performing dual frequency ionospheric calibration measurements of ionospheric electron density and irregularities.Tyvak
Lemur-2 56 McGullagh43051SpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 57 Dunlop43053SpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Aerocube-7C (OCSD-C, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-B, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors)43043The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate optical communications from a CubeSat to a 30 cm diameter ground station from LEO at a rate of at least 5 Mbps. Demonstrate tracking of a nearby spacecraft using a commercial COTS automotive anti-collision radar sensor and an inexpensive optical mouse sensor.-
TechEdSat-6 (TechEdSat 6)43026NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSReentry 2018-05-15. Was operational?Demonstrate an Exo-Brake system to provide a targeted nanosatellite de-orbit using fully propellant-less techniques.-
ISARA (Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna for High Bandwidth CubeSat)43050Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyAgencyUS3U2017-11-12400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (NASA news https://aerospace.org/article/mission-success-cumulos-and-isara-cubesat)Demonstrate a high bandwidth Ka-band CubeSat communications capability that is ready for immediate infusion into commercial, government and military systems. For a modest increase in mass, volume and cost, this technology will increase downlink data rates from a baseline of 9.6 kbps for existing UHF systems to over 100 Mbps - a 105 fold increase in data capacity..Pumpkin
RadFxSat (Fox-1B)43017Vanderbilt University and The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation.UniversityUS1U2017-11-14450 x 820 km, 97.7 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-27)The Vanderbilt payload (radiation) is to advance the state of the art in understanding the effects of space radiation on electronic components, demonstrate an on-orbit platform for radiation qualification of components for space flight and to validate and improve computer models used to predict radiation tolerance of semiconductor manufacturing processes.AMSAT
MiRaTA (Microwave Radiometer Technology Acceleration)43015Massachusetts Institute Of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2017-11-14450 x 820 km, 97.7 degWas operational until 2018-01-31, both radios lost. (CubeSat Developers Worksshop 2018)Validate new technologies in both passive microwave radiometry and GPS radio occultation. New ultra-compact and low-power technology for multi-channel and multi-band and passive microwave radiometers and new GPS receiver and patch antenna array technology for GPS radio occultation retrieval of both temperature-pressure profiles in the atmosphere and electron density profiles in the ionosphere.NASA Earth Science Technology Office
EagleSat 143018Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott AZUniversityUS1U2017-11-18450 x 820 km, 97.7 degNo signalPayload A will test the viability of new memory types in space, by assessing whether or not data was corrupted due to radiation. Payload B will focus on detection of the Lockheed Martin Space Fence. This “fence” covers the United States at a certain altitude. It is the team’s goal to use Payload B to detect the fence when it is passing through, and mark the time and position of passing.-
Buccaneer Risk Mitigation (Buccaneer RMM)43014Australian Defence Science and Technology OrganisationMilitaryAustralia3U2017-11-18450 x 820 km, 97.7 degOperational? (No public news found)The payload on-board Buccaneer is a high frequency receiver. The mission will provide performance calibration of some aspects of the Jindalee Over-the-Horizon Radar Network (JORN). The antenna will be stowed during launch and jettison from the launch vehicle.KARL engineering
MakerSat-0 (MakerSat 0)43016Northwest Nazarene UniversityUniversityUS1U2017-11-18450 x 820 km, 97.7 degWas semi-operational until 2018-01-XX Power problems. (Smallsat 2018 https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4246&context=smallsat)Demonstrate in-space additive manufacturing and assembly of small spacecraft. Structural frame will be 3D printed on the ISS and then snapped together with solar cell and electronics boards by the astronaut crew and deployed directly into orbit, thus avoiding a typical high-g launch.Made in Space
Landmapper-BC 4 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)Launch failureAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
AISSat-3Launch failureNorwegian Space CentreAgencyNorway7 kg2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureUpgraded Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for improved ship detection rates. Given the great success of AISSat-1, the completion of the AISSat-2 satellite, and the need for at least three operational space-based AIS assets, Norway initiated the AISSat-3 project.Norwegian Space Centre, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Kongsberg Seatex AS, Kongsberg Satellite Services AS
Lemur-2 63 Smilie-FaceLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 64 NRE-MettsLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 65 CylonRaiderLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 66 EctorLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 67 CraigLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 59 BenYeohLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
D-Star OneLaunch failureGerman Orbital SystemsCompanyGermany3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureEquipped with four identical radio modules with D-Star capabilities, all being operated in a half-duplex mode. Two modules are used for telemetry and telecomand and operate on identical frequencies. Telemetry can be received on 435,7 MHz, the format will be disclosed after launch. Both modules receive, and both modules answer. To prevent information loss, they answer after each other. The other two modules are dedicated to the radio amateur community. -
SEAM (Small Explorer for Advanced Missions)Launch failureRoyal Institute of TechnologyUniversitySweden3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureDevelop and demonstrate in flight for the first time a concept of an electromagnetically clean nanosatellite with precision attitude determination, flexible autonomous data acquisition system, high-bandwidth telemetry and an integrated solution for ground control and data handling.AAC Microtec, ECM Space Technologies, LEMI, BL Electronics, GomSpace, Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), Kayser Italia
Landmapper-BC 3 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)Launch failureAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Lemur-2 58 McGarveyLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 60 HarveyLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 61 MatthewLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 62 MaximillieLaunch failureSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch failureLaunch failureWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Tyvak-61c (GEOStare, Tyvak 61C)43144Tyvak / Terran OrbitalCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)Test using CubeSats as Space Situational Awareness observatories. Catalog variability of luminous stars?-
SpaceBEE 443139Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS0.25U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (Because asking permission to transmit https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=212398&x=.)Test two-way communications and data relay for planned IoT constellation.-
SpaceBEE 343140Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS0.25U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (Because asking permission to transmit https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=212398&x=.)Test two-way communications and data relay for planned IoT constellation.-
SpaceBEE 143142Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS0.25U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (Because asking permission to transmit https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=212398&x=.)Test two-way communications and data relay for planned IoT constellation.-
SpaceBEE 243141Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS0.25U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (Because asking permission to transmit https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=212398&x=.)Test two-way communications and data relay for planned IoT constellation.-
PicSat43132Paris ObservatoryInstituteFrance3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas operational until 2018-03-20Observe the transit of the planet Beta Pictoris.ISIS
Landmapper-BC 3v2 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O, Corvus BC3)43118Astro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Astro Digital, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)High quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
SIGMA (KHUSAT-3)43134Kyung Hee UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSONo signalThe main payload is TEPC which can measure the Linear Energy Transfer (LET) spectrum and calculate the equivalent dose for the complicated radiation field in the space. The magnetometer is a secondary payload using a miniaturized fluxgate magnetometer.-
STEP-1 (STEP Cube Lab)43138Chosun UniversityUniversitySouth Korea1U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No recent public news found http://destevez.net/2018/01/decoding-satellites-from-the-pslv-2018-004-launch/)Verify core space technologies researched in universities and industries, and verifying those technologies on-orbit.  To determine which of the fundamental space technologies researched at domestic universities, will be potential candidates for use in future space missions and to verify the effectiveness of the technologies by investigating mission data obtained from on-orbit operation of the cube satellite. KARI (Korean Aerospace Research Institute)
CANYVAL-X 2U Tom43136Yonsei UniversityUniversitySouth Korea2U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOWas semi-operational? (Ground Station problems? https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2018-2636)CubeSat astronomy using virtual telescope alignment. The two cubesats maintain Inertial-hold in about 10 min using vision alignment system. Could pave the way for a new class of instrument that can peer through the sun's glare or at distant alien planets, without requiring a massive single scope.KARI (Korean Aerospace Research Institute), NASA
Arkyd 6A (A6A)43130Planetary ResourcesCompanyUS6U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Public news)Test the scientific instruments and deep space technologies at the heart of our asteroid prospecting missions, but to also provide a platform that will allow others to fly their mission with our technology!-
CNUSail-1 (Papillon)43133Chungnam National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSONo signalDevelop and operate a 3U-sized cube satellite with solar sail mechanism. The primary mission is to successfully deploy the solar sail in a low earth orbit, and the secondary mission is to collect the scientific data for the effect of the solar sail deployment and operation on orbit maneuver and attitude change of the cube satellite.KARI (Korean Aerospace Research Institute)
Fox-1D43137The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)CompanyUS1U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-14)High energy radiation instrument “HERCI” developed by the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy, a Virginia Tech camera experiment, and a Pennsylvania State-Erie MEMS gyro experiment. Fox-1D will also serve as a communications relay for amateurs worldwide via the onboard FM repeater system.-
Lemur-2 68 PeterWebster43124SpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 69 DaveWilson43126SpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 70 McCafferty43123SpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 71 BrownCow43125SpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
MicroMAS-2 A (MicroMAS-2A)43131Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/content/-/article/micromas-2)Validate new ultra-compact and low-power technology for CubeSat-sized microwave radiometers and validate operational high-performance cross-track scanner technology and CubeSat attitude control and stabilization. It will raise the technology readiness level of the radiometer and scanner from five to seven.-
CANYVAL-X 1U Jerry43136Yonsei UniversityUniversitySouth Korea1U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSONo signal (Ground Station problems? https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2018-2636)CubeSat astronomy using virtual telescope alignment. The two cubesats maintain Inertial-hold in about 10 min using vision alignment system. Could pave the way for a new class of instrument that can peer through the sun's glare or at distant alien planets, without requiring a massive single scope.KARI (Korean Aerospace Research Institute), NASA
Flock-3p' 143121Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p' 243120Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p' 343119Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3p' 443122Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
KAUSAT-543135Korea Aerospace UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSONo signalInfrared imager to map the Earth’s surface in order to demonstrate environmental monitoring in a lighter, smaller, and cheaper, student-built package. Demonstrate and verify the localized components developed in Space System Research Lab-
CICERO-7 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)43143GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (No recent public news found)Demonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.Tyvak/Terran
DemoSat 243127AstranisCompanyUS3U2018-01-12500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (https://www.geekwire.com/2018/13-5m-boost-astranis-unveils-big-plans-beam-internet-small-satellites/)Test a UHF radio payload for the planned microsatellite geostationary communication satellites.-
Kepler-1 KIPP43157Kepler CommunicationsCompanyCanada3U2018-01-19500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Personal contact 2018-07-20)Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
Zhou Enlai HA-143156Teenagers Amateur Radio Center of Activity in Huaian Non-profitChina2U2018-01-19500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-04)Equipped with amateur radio repeater and SSTV(Slow Scan Television) component, which is to validate still image transmission in narrowband voice channel. There is an SSTV beacon, which put Date/Time/Location information/temperature etc on a SSTV picture. Amateurs worldwide can also use HA-1 to test SSTV via the cubesat. -
QTT 1 (Quantutong 1, TY6, TY-6)43158SpacetyCompanyChina6U2018-01-19500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (Last SatNOGS report 2018-05-02)First technical verification satellite for the "future constellation programme" which is customized and developed by Tianyi Research Institute for Full-chart Location Network Co., Ltd.-
TY2 (Xiaoxiang 2, XX 2)43155Tianji Research InstituteInstituteChina6U2018-01-19500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-08-01)Verify improved communication technology to enhance the communication signal of satellites, and test the performance of our satellite components in the space.Spacety
Dove Pioneer43163Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-21300 x 500 km, 83 degOperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2 72 Tallhamn-ATC43167SpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-21500 km, 83 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 73 Marshall43165SpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-21500 km, 83 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Weina 1A (NanoSat-1A, Chuangxing 6-6, Weixing-1A)43169Shanghai Engineering Centre for MicrosatellitesInstituteChina3U2018-01-25600 km, 35 degOperational? (No public news found)--
D-Star One v.1.1 Phoenix43188German Orbital SystemsCompanyGermany3U2018-02-01580 km, 98 degWas operational until 2018-02-02, 1 day? Couple of good SatNOGS passes in 2018-06?Equipped with four identical radio modules with D-Star capabilities, all being operated in a half-duplex mode. Two modules are used for telemetry and telecomand and operate on identical frequencies. Telemetry can be received on 435,7 MHz, the format will be disclosed after launch. Both modules receive, and both modules answer. To prevent information loss, they answer after each other. The other two modules are dedicated to the radio amateur community. -
S-Net 1 (Tubsat 13, S-NET A)43186Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany8 kg2018-02-01580 km, 98 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-06)Demonstrate multipoint inter-satellite-link with S-band transceiver. Verify the newly developed / optimized ISL communication protocols (OSI level 3 and above).-
Lemur-2 74 Kadi43184SpireCompanyUS3U2018-02-01580 km, 98 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
S-Net 2 (Tubsat 14, S-NET B)43187Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany8 kg2018-02-01580 km, 98 degOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-20)Demonstrate multipoint inter-satellite-link with S-band transceiver. Verify the newly developed / optimized ISL communication protocols (OSI level 3 and above).-
Lemur-2 75 TheNickMolo43185SpireCompanyUS3U2018-02-01580 km, 98 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
S-Net 3 (Tubsat 15, S-NET C)43188Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany8 kg2018-02-01580 km, 98 degOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-04)Demonstrate multipoint inter-satellite-link with S-band transceiver. Verify the newly developed / optimized ISL communication protocols (OSI level 3 and above).-
Lemur-2 76 Jin-Luen43182SpireCompanyUS3U2018-02-01580 km, 98 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
S-Net 4 (Tubsat 16, S-NET D)43189Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany8 kg2018-02-01580 km, 98 degOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-03-18)Demonstrate multipoint inter-satellite-link with S-band transceiver. Verify the newly developed / optimized ISL communication protocols (OSI level 3 and above).-
Lemur-2 77 UramChanSol43183SpireCompanyUS3U2018-02-01580 km, 98 degOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
GOMX-4A (Ulloriaq)43197GomSpaceCompanyDenmark6U2018-02-02500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Public news)A surveillance demonstration for the Artic. GomSpace will develop and deliver the satellite and launch is expected by the end of 2017. By this agreement, the Danish Defence will have its own first satellite. Demonstrate inter-satellite linking and station keeping capabilities; key enabling technologies for futureNanospace, Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO)
Juvenile (Junior Star, Shaonian Xing, MiniStar)43199China Soong Ching Ling Youth Science and Culture CenterNon-profitChina3U2018-02-02500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-18)VHF uplink and UHF downlink data control board with loop back function, it can act as an FM repeater.. Camera, and transmit SSTV image through NBFM modulation. 2.4G band with 2 MHZ bandwidth multiple frequency up and down link communication experiment.-
GOMX-4B43196GomSpaceCompanyDenmark6U2018-02-02500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational (Public news)Demonstrate inter-satellite linking and station keeping capabilities; key enabling technologies for futureNanospace, ESA
FMN-1 (FengMaNiu-1, Windmill One)43192Link Space Aerospace TechnologyCompanyChina3U2018-02-02500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOOperational? (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-30)Main mission of the satellite is that new component experiment. FMN-1 will also serve as a repeater for amateurs worldwide via the onboard transponder system. Two 4K cameras.-
TRICOM 1R Tasuki43201University of TokyoUniversityJapan3U2018-02-03190 x 2000 km, 30.9 degOperational (https://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/shared/press/data/setnws_201802211351495770963444_207260.pdf)Two cameras, one on either side, to take pictures of the Earth. Expected to operate for about a month before re-entering the earth’s atmosphere and burning up.-
Tanyusha-YuZGU 4 (Radioskaf RS-9, Tanyusha-SWSU 4, Tanusha 4)42912Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2018-02-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn ISSAchieve autonomous grouping of satellites in space and measure density of vacuum.-
Tanyusha-YuZGU 3 (Radioskaf RS-8, Tanyusha-SWSU 3, Tanusha 3)42911Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2018-02-13400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn ISSAchieve autonomous grouping of satellites in space and measure density of vacuum.-
1KUNS-PF (1KUNS-PF)43467University of NairobiUniversityKenya1U2018-04-02400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-31)Educational project with satellite technology. Earth Observation and technological tests.University of Rome" La Sapienza ", Italian Space Agency
UBAKUSAT43466ITU (Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey3U2018-04-02400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSWas operational until 2018-06-XX? (Last DK3WN & SatNOGS report 2018-05-31)Provide voice communication between suitable locations from Low Earth Orbit for duration of about 10 minutes max.-
Irazu (Batsu-CS 1, Irazy, Irazú, Dspace)43468Costa Rican Institute of Technology (TEC)UniversityCosta Rica1U2018-04-02400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-29)To complete a space project life-cycle, and to develop a platform to monitor the growth in biomass of planted trees to offset carbon emissions and to help reduce Global Warming.GomSpace, Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space (ACAE), Delft University of Technology
DebrisSat-1 (DS-1, Net, RemoveDEBRIS)On spacecraftSurrey Space CentreUniversityUK2U2018-04-02400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn spacecraftInflate a balloon which actis as a deorbiting technology and provides a larger target area. A net is then ejected from the RemoveDEBRIS microsatellite when DS-1 is at 7 m distance.Surrey Satellite Technology, ISIS, CASEM, ESL.
DebrisSat-2 (DS-2, VBN, RemoveDEBRIS)On spacecraftSurrey Space CentreUniversityUK2U2018-04-02400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn spacecraftThe vision-based navigation (VBN) experiment is shown as follows. In this experiment, the second CubeSat (produced by Surrey Space Centre), DS-2, is ejected by the platform at very low velocity. The VBN camera and Lidar (produced between Airbus DS, CSEM and Inria) then collect data and send it via the platform back to the ground for processing.Surrey Satellite Technology, ISIS, CASEM, ESL.
Weina 1B (NanoSat-1B, Chuangxing 6-6, Weixing-1B)43279Shanghai Engineering Centre for MicrosatellitesInstituteChina3U2018-04-101090 km, 63.4 degOperational? (No public news found)--
MarCO 2 (Mars Cube One, EVE, MARCO-B)43459NASAAgencyUS6U2018-05-05Mars flyby, deep spaceOperational (Public news)Serve as a relay satellite to send data back to Earth during InSight's entry, descent and landing operations at Nars-
MarCO 1 (Mars Cube One, WALL-E, MARCO-A)43458NASAAgencyUS6U2018-05-05Mars flyby, deep spaceOperational (Public news)Serve as a relay satellite to send data back to Earth during InSight's entry, descent and landing operations at Nars-
HaloSat (Halo-Sat)43547University of IowaUniversityUS6U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Public news)Map the distribution of hot gas in the Milky Way and determine whether it fills an extended halo or the halo is compact with no contribution to the total mass of the galaxy. Measure soft X-ray emissions from the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. Map O VII and O VIII line emission to look at Milky Way to see if we have a massive, extended, hot halo.-
EnduroSat A (EnduroSat One)43554EnduroSatUniversityBulgaria1U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (https://www.endurosat.com/news/endurosat-one-mission-update/)Foster Amateur Radio’s participation in space research and communication in Bulgaria, to teach the participants in Space Challenges Program and hundreds of students from diverse in practical satellite communication and to promote amateur radio hobby to young people henceforth to enrich the Radio Amateur community in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA)
MemSat (MemSat-1)43553Rowan UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal? (No public news found)Memristor evaluation payload to characterize and compare the behavior of memristor memory devices against standard, silicon-based memory technologies to determine potential advantages and/or disadvantages of memristors for space applications.-
RainCube43546NASAAgencyUS6U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Public news)Ka-band precipitation radar technologies on a low-cost, quick-turnaround platform. The proposed mission is to develop, launch, and operate a 35.75 GHz radar payload on a 6U CubeSat.
CubeRTT (CubeSat Radiometer RFI Technology Validation )43550Ohio State UniversityUniversityUS6U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal? (No public news found)Demonstrate RFI technologies for Earth-sensing microwave radiometers, enabling scientists to remotely sense global properties such as soil moisture, atmospheric water vapor, sea surface temperature, sea surface winds, and more.NASA
AeroCube-12 A (AC12-A)43556The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS3U2018-05-21500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperational? (No public new found)Demonstrate new star-tracker imaging sensors, a variety of nanotechnology payloads, advanced solar cells, and an electric propulsion system on one of the two satellites (AC12-B). The experiments performed with the AC12 program will build upon technologies tested on the AC8 CubeSats.
AeroCube-12 B (AC12-B)43557The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS3U2018-05-21500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperational? (No public new found)Demonstrate new star-tracker imaging sensors, a variety of nanotechnology payloads, advanced solar cells, and an electric propulsion system on one of the two satellites (AC12-B). The experiments performed with the AC12 program will build upon technologies tested on the AC8 CubeSats.
Radix43548Analytical SpaceCompanyUS6U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Personal contact 2018-07-07, no public news found)First pilot satellite. Optical small satellite communications network.-
RadSat-g43551Montana State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSNo signal? (No public news found)Demonstrate computer architecture designed to mitigate radiation induced faults.Boeing, QuickSAT
Lemur-2 78 TomHenderson43560SpireCompanyUS3U2018-05-21500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 79 Yuasa43561SpireCompanyUS3U2018-05-21500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 80 Alexander43558SpireCompanyUS3U2018-05-21500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2 81 Vu43559SpireCompanyUS3U2018-05-21500 km, 51.6 deg, CygnusOperationalWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
EQUiSat43552Brown UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Flashing LEDs https://twitter.com/browncubesat)Constructed in a short time frame by a small group of undergraduate engineering students to encourage non-professional involvement in the ever-growing aerospace industry. As such, a key objective of the EquiSat is accessibility to the public eye. -
TEMPEST-D (Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems - Demonstrator)43549Colorado State UniversityUniversityUS6U2018-05-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Public news)Provides risk mitigation for the TEMPEST mission that will provide the first temporal observations of cloud and precipitation processes on a global scale.-
Luojia 1-01 (LJ 1-01)43485Wuhan UniversityUniversityChina6U2018-06-02650 km, 98.2 deg, SSOOperational (http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2018-07-10/doc-ihezpzwu6024151.shtml)Night-light Earth observation with 100 m resolution.-
MAYA-1 (BIRDS-2)Not yet assigned-UniversityPhilippines1U2018-06-29400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-08-10)Provide digital message relay service to the amateur radio community by means of an APRS digipeater onboard. Demonstrate a store-and-forward (S&F) system. -
Biarri-Squad 1On ISSUS Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2018-06-29400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn ISSBiarri is an international defence-science collaborative program, with the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia each contributing a subsystem of the mission. One of the benefits of such collaboration is the capability building process that it fosters in the participating nations, especially as it relates to space related programs.Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia
UiTMSAT-1 (BIRDS-2)Not yet assigned-UniversityMalaysia1U2018-06-29400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-08-10)Provide digital message relay service to the amateur radio community by means of an APRS digipeater onboard. Demonstrate a store-and-forward (S&F) system. -
Biarri-Squad 2On ISSUS Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2018-06-29400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn ISSBiarri is an international defence-science collaborative program, with the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia each contributing a subsystem of the mission. One of the benefits of such collaboration is the capability building process that it fosters in the participating nations, especially as it relates to space related programs.Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia
BHUTAN-1 (BIRDS-2)Not yet assigned-UniversityBhutan1U2018-06-29400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOperational (Last DK3WN report 2018-08-10)Provide digital message relay service to the amateur radio community by means of an APRS digipeater onboard. Demonstrate a store-and-forward (S&F) system. -
Biarri-Squad 3On ISSUS Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2018-06-29400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn ISSBiarri is an international defence-science collaborative program, with the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia each contributing a subsystem of the mission. One of the benefits of such collaboration is the capability building process that it fosters in the participating nations, especially as it relates to space related programs.Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia
SiriusSat 1On ISSSirius Educational CentreSchoolRussia1U2018-07-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn ISSThe scientific and educational satellites were assembled by schoolchildren in cooperation with SPUTNIX specialists on the basis of the nanosatellite platform OrbiCaft-Pro developed by the company. SPUTNIX, Moscow State University
SiriusSat 2On ISSSirius Educational CentreSchoolRussia1U2018-07-09400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSOn ISSThe scientific and educational satellites were assembled by schoolchildren in cooperation with SPUTNIX specialists on the basis of the nanosatellite platform OrbiCaft-Pro developed by the company. SPUTNIX, Moscow State University
HSKSATnot launchedHSK Amateur Radio Club (Harada Seiki Kogyo)CompanyJapan3U2018-09-10400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedExperiment with unprecedented high speed communication techniques over the amateur radio communication community. The satellite will transmit a large capacity of data at high transmission speed of 1 Mbps within occupied bandwidth of merely 290 kHz through a modulation of 32APSK in the S band.-
STARS-Me A Mothernot launchedShizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2018-09-10400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTwo 1U CubeSats having basic functions independently, and each satellite communicates with the ground station independently. The two CubeSats are connected by a tether. A climber will traverse on the deployed tether. The climber uses Bluetooth to transmit the data to a ground station via a CubeSat of STARS-Me. It will be the first time in the world that a climber traverse on a tether, and we are planning to gather the image data of the climber.-
STARS-Me B Daughternot launchedShizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2018-09-10400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTwo 1U CubeSats having basic functions independently, and each satellite communicates with the ground station independently. The two CubeSats are connected by a tether. A climber will traverse on the deployed tether. The climber uses Bluetooth to transmit the data to a ground station via a CubeSat of STARS-Me. It will be the first time in the world that a climber traverse on a tether, and we are planning to gather the image data of the climber.-
ARC2 (Alaska Research CubeSat)not launchedUniversity of AlaskaUniversityUS1U2018-09-12not launchednot launchedDemonstrate a CubeSat bus architecture and fly an improved Launch Environment Data Logger to measure the vibrational and thermal environment inside the launch vehicle from ignition to orbit.-
SurfSatnot launchedUniversity of Central FloridaUniversityUS2U2018-09-12not launchednot launchedMeasure plasma-induced surface charging and electrostatic discharge measurements. It will take in-situ measurements of the ground current waveforms from chosen common spacecraft dielectric material samples, measure the spacecraft and material potentials and will use a Langmuir probe system to measure the ambient plasma environment.-
IT-SPINS (Spacebuoy, Ionospheric-Thermospheric Scanning Photometer for Ion-Neutral Studies )not launchedMontana State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-09-12not launchednot launchedProvide the first two-dimensional (2D) tomographic imaging from a 3U research CubeSat, addressing the basic nature of the nocturnal ionosphere. Study how dominant O+ ions are lost to charge exchange with H and He atoms at the top of Earth’s ionosphere.-
CP7 (DAVE, Damping and Vibrations Experiment)not launchedCalifornia Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-09-12not launchednot launchedIn orbit, DAVE provides a low cost and low risk platform to acquire data to characterize unknown particle damper microgravity behavior. Simultaneously, the mission achieves flight heritage for particle damper technology. The completion of these objectives overcomes barriers currently inhibiting the employment of particle dampers in space.Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
ELFIN-A (ELFIN)not launchedUniversity of CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2018-09-12not launchednot launchedExplore the mechanisms responsible for the loss of relativistic electrons from the radiation belts. Space weather.National Science Foundation
ELFIN-B (ELFIN-STAR, ELFIN*)not launchedUniversity of CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2018-09-12not launchednot launchedExplore the mechanisms responsible for the loss of relativistic electrons from the radiation belts. Space weather.National Science Foundation
MicroMAS-2 Bnot launchedMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedValidate new ultra-compact and low-power technology for CubeSat-sized microwave radiometers and validate operational high-performance cross-track scanner technology and CubeSat attitude control and stabilization. It will raise the technology readiness level of the radiometer and scanner from five to seven.-
MiTEE-B (Miniature Tether Electrodynamics Experiment)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedAssess the feasibility of using miniature electrodynamic (ED) tethers in space as means to provide “propellantless” thrust to maneuver new classes of very small satellites (so-called “picosats” and “femotsats”), that can be the size of your “smart-phone” and smaller, and also make up for atmospheric drag as they orbit around the Earth. The key questions we need to understand center on the physical dynamics (how it moves) and electrodynamics (how it flows currents through the conducting tether and generates thrust).-
Planet Labs Tech-demo satnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launched--
CACTUS-1 (Coordinated Applied Capitol Technology University Satellite)not launchedCapitol Technology UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedTechnological demonstration of a cost-saving communications and commanding innovation. The payload will lower investment in communications and ground systems technology by licensing conventional internet satellite providers for low earth orbit use.-
PICS 1 (Passive Inspection CubeSat)not launchedBrigham Young UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedDemonstration mission of a spacecraft capable of performing inspection, maintenance and assembly on another spacecraft. It will demonstrate ultrafast booting and power-up operation of system electronics and the low-risk inspection of the exterior of a spacecraft by a passive, flyaway probe.-
Q-PACE (QPACE, Cu-PACE, CubeSat Particle Aggregation and Collision Experiment)not launchedUniversity of Central FloridaUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedPerform a long-duration microgravity experiments in orbit to observe novel low-speed collisions in greater numbers than possible in ground-based, parabolic and suborbital flight experiments.-
RadFXSat-2 (Fox-1E)not launchedVanderbilt UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedDemonstrate a short interval, cost-effective, on-orbit platform for enhanced qualification of components for space flight. The data collected will be used to validate and improve computer models used to predict radiation tolerance of integrated circuits. Also serve as a communications relay for amateurs worldwide via the onboard transponder system. The communications and experiment missions will run concurrently. The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
CAPE-3 (Cape III)not launchedUniversity of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversityUS1U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedEducational mission that will fly the Smartphone CubeSat Classroom, which allows anyone with a smartphone to set up a ground station with a kit. Interactive educational activities will give students the ability to interact with the CubeSat via an app on their smartphone and use their smartphone to design their own CubeSat experiments.-
CP12 (ExoCube2)not launchedCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedAcquiring in-situ densities of ions and neutrals in the upper ionosphere and lower exosphere. ExoCube 2 uses a gated time-of-flight spectrometer developed by NASA Goddard.-
INCA (Ionospheric Neutron Content Analyzer)not launchedNew Mexico State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedStudy the latitude and time dependencies of the neutron spectrum in low-Earth orbit for the first time to improve current space weather models and mitigate threats to space and airborne assets. The data acquired from the INCA mission will help to expand space weather models and contribute to further understanding of the radiation belts.NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of New Hampshire
PolarCubenot launchedUniversity of Colorado at BoulderUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedPrimary research goal of demonstrating atmospheric sounding and sea ice/ice-free ocean detection and mapping over the Polar Regions. The secondary focus is an educational goal to integrate and fly a passive radiometer while working closely with science and engineering experts.Air Force Research Labs
ALBus (Advanced Electrical Bus)not launchedNASA Glenn Research CenterAgencyUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedThe goals of the mission are to demonstrate efficient battery charging in the orbital environment, 100 Watt distribution to a target electrical load, flexible power system distribution interfaces, adaptation of power system control on orbit and successful deployment of solar arrays and antennas using resettable shape memory alloy mechanisms.
PICS 2 (Passive Inspection CubeSat)not launchedBrigham Young UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedDemonstration mission of a spacecraft capable of performing inspection, maintenance and assembly on another spacecraft. It will demonstrate ultrafast booting and power-up operation of system electronics and the low-risk inspection of the exterior of a spacecraft by a passive, flyaway probe.-
MiTEE-A (Miniature Tether Electrodynamics Experiment)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS3U2018-09-29not launchednot launchedAssess the feasibility of using miniature electrodynamic (ED) tethers in space as means to provide “propellantless” thrust to maneuver new classes of very small satellites (so-called “picosats” and “femotsats”), that can be the size of your “smart-phone” and smaller, and also make up for atmospheric drag as they orbit around the Earth. The key questions we need to understand center on the physical dynamics (how it moves) and electrodynamics (how it flows currents through the conducting tether and generates thrust).-
CAS-5Bnot launchedCAMSAT (Chinese Amateur Satellite Group)Non-profitChina0.5 kg2018-09-31530 km, 97.5 degnot launchedA femto-satellite architecture 90Lx80Wx50H mm with mass: 0.5kg. Deployed from CAS-5A.-
CAS-5Anot launchedCAMSAT (Chinese Amateur Satellite Group)Non-profitChina6U2018-09-31530 km, 97.5 degnot launchedHF/HF - H/T Mode Linear Transponder ● HF/UHF - H/U Mode Linear Transponder ● HF - CW Telemetry Beacon ● VHF/UHF - V/U Mode Linear Transponder ● VHF/UHF - V/U Mode FM Transponde. Will deploy femtosatellite CAS-5B.-
LUME-1not launchedUniversity of VigoUniversityItaly2U2018-10-30575 km, 98 degnot launchedIOD Platform for the validation of TOTEM, a Software Defined Radio payload. It will incorporate, in a very reduced volume, UHF and S-band communications; together with spectrum monitoring capabilities.-
Reaktor Hello Worldnot launchedReaktor Space LabCompanyFinland2U2018-10-30575 km, 98 degnot launchedTake landscape images from space. Primary objective of the Reaktor software company at this stage is mainly to learn more about the activities of the satellites and the opportunities it offers.Aalto University
Unicorn-2Anot launchedAlba OrbitalCompanyUKPocketQube 3p2018-10-30not launchednot launchedAdvanced 3p PocketQube platform. Tech demo of an Optical payload, with 16m GSD.-
Delfi-PQ 1not launchedDelft University of TechnologyUniversityNetherlandsPocketQube 3p2018-10-30not launchednot launchedDemonstrating a reliable core bus platform and at least one advanced subsystem or payload.-
3CAT1not launchedPolytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, BarcelonaTECH)UniversitySpain1U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedFind out how plasma conditions at space Affect wireless energy transmission under a modular satellite schema.-
Flock-3r 1not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
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Flock-3r 3not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Centauri IInot launchedFleet SpaceCompanyAustralia3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedIoT satellite network.-
Flock-3r 4not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 5not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 6not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 7not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 8not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 9not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 10not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 11not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 12not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 13not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 14not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Hiber One (Hiber 1)not launchedHiber Global (Magnitude Space)CompanyNetherlands6U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedTest the initial IoT/M2M service.Built by ISISpace.
Flock-3r 15not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3r 16not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
FACSAT-1 (FAC SAT)not launchedColombian Air ForceMilitaryColombia3U2018-10-31not launchednot launchedThe potential FACSAT Program, formed by a unique low inclination constellation and planned to be launched in 2020, will provide the Colombian Air Force with unprecedented space capacities. GomSpace is currently delivering the FACSAT-1 nanosatellite as a turnkey project to the Colombian Air Force with a contracted launch in the first half of 2018.Delivered by GomSpace.
TJREVERBnot launchedThomas Jefferson High School for Science and TechnologySchoolUS1U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedFull duplex UHF/VHF uplink transceiver provided by AMSAT, and will assist students in learning the components of a working satellite, evaluating multiple communication methods, developing communication methodologies, and managing workflow.-
UNITE (Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer)not launchedPurdue UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedMake a series of global measurements in the lower ionosphere, take space weather measurements, assess drag, and take temperature measurements to compare against thermal models.University of Southern Indiana, Near Space Launch
ThinSat-1Anot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Światowidnot launchedSatRevolutionCompanyPoland2U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedPerform detailed studies of changes in the magnetic field and the Earth gravity. Imaging the Earth in 4m resolution (obtained through the use of an innovative lens. If succeed, it would become the first Polish-made commercial and private satellite.Unversity of Grenoble bought the satellite? http://www.gazetakrakowska.pl/wiadomosci/krakow/a/agh-wspolpracuje-przy-budowie-satelity-w-listopadzie-zostanie-wyniesiony-na-orbite,13110902/
ThinSat-1Bnot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
ThinSat-1Cnot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
CAPSatnot launchedUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS3U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedInvestigate three navigation and control technology demonstrations utilizing strain-actuated deployable panels, an active thermal system for small spacecraft, and single-photon avalanche detectors.-
ThinSat-1Dnot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
ThinSat-1Enot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
SASSI2not launchedUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS3U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedCharacterize the flow and radiation generated by the diffuse bow shock formed during high-speed flight through the upper atmosphere. Optical spectrographic measurements of the radiation will provide benchmark data for flow, radiation, and materials modeling, improving aerothermal reentry models. Purdue University, Bradley University
VCC 1 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 1)not launchedVirginia Space Grant ConsortiumUniversityUS1U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launched1. Obtain measurements of the orbital decay of multiple satellites to obtain in situ quantification of atmospheric drag and the variability of atmospheric properties. 2. Evaluate and demonstrate a system to determine and communicate relative and absolute spacecraft position across an orbiting constellation.Consortium consists of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and Hampton University.
ThinSat-1Fnot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
VCC 2 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 2)not launchedVirginia Space Grant ConsortiumUniversityUS1U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launched1. Obtain measurements of the orbital decay of multiple satellites to obtain in situ quantification of atmospheric drag and the variability of atmospheric properties. 2. Evaluate and demonstrate a system to determine and communicate relative and absolute spacecraft position across an orbiting constellation.Consortium consists of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and Hampton University.
SOCRATES (Signal of Opportunity CubeSat Ranging and Timing Experiment System )not launchedUniversity of MinnesotaUniversityUS3U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedAdvance a Gamma Ray Incidence Detector (GRID) sensor from TRL 5 to 7. The sensor is being developed to make accurate positioning, navigation and timing measurements for CubeSats.-
ThinSat-1Gnot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
VCC 3 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 3)not launchedVirginia Space Grant ConsortiumUniversityUS1U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launched1. Obtain measurements of the orbital decay of multiple satellites to obtain in situ quantification of atmospheric drag and the variability of atmospheric properties. 2. Evaluate and demonstrate a system to determine and communicate relative and absolute spacecraft position across an orbiting constellation.Consortium consists of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and Hampton University.
ThinSat-1Hnot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
ThinSat-1Inot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
ThinSat-1Jnot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
ThinSat-1Knot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
ThinSat-1Lnot launchedVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-21200 x 250 km, 51.6 degnot launchedLow cost, short term program that will increase student engagement and interest in STEM fields. Short-term missions completed in a school year. Uses latest technology for satellites. Universal satellite design integrated with personalized payload. Scientific analysis of the atmosphere. Approximately 5 days of orbit life. No space debris after ThinSat deorbit. Twiggs Space Lab, Orbital ATK, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Delphini-1 (AUSAT)not launchedAarhus UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedAiming at assessing, designing and developing nano-satellites for research and education at Aarhus University. Equipped with a camera for observations (1U-NanoEye) GomSpace
KrakSatnot launchedAGH University of Science and TechnologyUniversityPoland2U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launched-Built by SatRevolution, Jagiellonian University
EntrySatnot launchedISAE Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'EspaceUniversityFrance3U2018-11-21not launchednot launchedQB50. Study the atmospheric re-entry. The reduced dimensions, 34x10x10 cm, as well as the absence of special protective systems, make it very similar to debris produced during the breakup of a spacecraft. The satellite will collect data about the temperature, heat flux, pressure, drag force, and attitude during re-entry. All data will be transmitted before its destruction using the Iridium communication system.QB50,
CySat 1 (CySat-1)not launchedIowa State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedDesign, build, test, and fly ISU's first satellite. Establish platform for future ISU satellites. Provide a real world application for students to apply knowledge and course work. Successfully integrate radiometers.Softronics
SPACE HAUC 1not launchedUniversity of MassachusettsUniversityUS3U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedHands-on student training mission that will also demonstrate X-band beam steering from a CubeSat platform.-
TechEdSat-8not launchedNASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS6U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedFurther develop and demonstrate the Exo-Brake system through full recovery of a payload.-
MYSAT-1 (MI CubeSat)not launchedMasdar InstituteUniversityUnited Arab Emirates1U2018-11-21400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedCommunicate with our CubeSat in space, and establish a telemetry download. Taking photos of our area (UAE) using a camera as a payload and send the photos back to our ground station. In addition, a new Lithium – Ion battery which is manufactured in Masdar Institute laboratories will be tested in Space.Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), Space Systems Loral
ITASAT 1not launchedTechnological Institute of AeronauticsUniversityBrazil6U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedIt carries several experimental payloads: a data collection system, a GPS receiver and a camera system providing a ground resolution of about 80 m.National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Northeast Regional Center (CRN), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), IAE, University of Santa Maria (RS);
CSIM (CSIM-FD, CSIM FD, (Compact Solar Irradiance Monitor)not launchedUniversity of ColoradoUniversityUS6U2018-11-29not launchednot launchedObserve the solar spectral irradiance, will be transmitting a beacon signal and spacecraft telemetry and health periodically for amateur operators to detect and decode via a public telemetry decoder. Meteo France. Built by Blue Canyon.
Polar Scout A (ORS-7, Polar Scout 1, ORS-7)not launchedUS Coast GuardMilitaryUS6U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedProvide a maritime surveillance capability for the U.S. Coast Guard. The objective is to prove out the capability of analytics as an emerging market enterprise and demonstrate a maritime geolocation.U.S. Homeland, Raytheon, U.S. Air Force, NOAA
EdgeCubenot launchedSonoma State UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedMap Chlorophyll over the entire surface of the Earth on a ~100 km scale. -
RAAF M1 ( (CubeSat-M1)not launchedUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra)UniversityAustralia3U2018-11-29not launchednot launched• Deliver to the RAAF AIS / ADS-B capability across the globe using COTS AIS and ADS-B systems. • Test, validate and further develop Australian SSA capabilities by providing engineering design and performance data for the design of future passive radar systems to track LEO spacecraft. • Develop and demonstrate software defined radio capability, which is used to support AIS and ADS-B monitoring and recording and GNSS SDR receive capability for passive LEO tacking. • Develop and demonstrate building-block technologies and CONOPS for future ADF space capabilities.Australian Defence Force (ADF)
KNACKSAT (KMUTNB Academic Challenge of Knowledge SATellite)not launchedKing Mongkut University of TechnologyUniversityThailand1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTesting in-house developed subsystems in orbit. Studying 3-axis attitude control using magnetic torques. Testing in-house developed transmitter and receiver in orbit and take picture of Earth by CMOS camera.-
EAGLET-1not launchedCGSCompanyItaly3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedPrecursor to 20 satellite constellation planned for 2018.-
IRVINE02not launchedUniversity High SchoolSchoolUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedElectric propulsion system that will allow students to acquire technical skills in tracking and communicating with the satellite. Take and download pictures of the moon and planets for educational purposes.-
SpaceICEnot launchedUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTest freeze-casting technique in space. Freeze-casting is a novel materials fabrication technique that utilizes ice as a fugitive space-holder to create highly complex, three-dimensional pore structures and net-shape objects.Northwestern University
EXCITE-1 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
Astrocast 0.1 (ACN-0)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services. The goal of the mission is to demonstrate all the satellite functionalities and multi satellite operations.-
VESTAnot launchedHoneywellCompanyUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTest a new two-way VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) payload for the exactEarth advanced maritime satellite constellationSurrey Satellite Technology, UK Space Agency
BRIOnot launchedMyriota / SpaceQuestCompanyUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTest IoT/M2M service. Test and evaluate an advanced RF Transceiver.Built by SpaceQuest.
MOVE-II not launchedTechnical University of MünchenUniversityGermany1U2018-11-29not launchednot launchedDetecting antiprotons in South Atlantic Anomaly.-
EXCITE-2 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
Hamilton 1not launchedKubosCompanyUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTest flight of Kubos's flight control open-source flight control and mission management software.
SNUSat-2not launchedSeoul National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedEarly point of interest scanning mission for disaster monitoring using wide angle and high resolution cameras.-
EXCITE-3 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
EXCITE-4 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
VisionCubenot launchedKorea Aerospace UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedObtain images of Transient Luminous Events in the upper atmosphere. The image processing payload consists of a multi-anode photon multiplier tube(MaPMT), a camera, and a real-time image processing engine built by using SoC (System-on-Chip) FPGA technologies.-
EXCITE-5 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
EXCITE-6 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
SeaHawk-1not launchedUniversity of North Carolina WilmingtonUniversityUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedEnhance the ability of the earth sciences to observe ocean color in high temporal and spatial resolution modes through the use of a low-cost, next generation, miniature ocean color sensor flown aboard a CubeSat.Cloudland Instruments, Clyde Space, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hawk Institute for Space Sciences, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Audacy Zero (Audacy-0)not launchedAudacyCompanyUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTest in-house communications hardware that will be later used to provide continuous communications between satellites and operator.Manufactured by Clyde Space.
EXCITE-7 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
EXCITE-8 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
EXCITE-9 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
Centauri Inot launchedFleet SpaceCompanyAustralia3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedIoT satellite network.-
EXCITE-10 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
EXCITE-11 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
Astrocast 0.2 (ACN-0)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services. The goal of the mission is to demonstrate all the satellite functionalities and multi satellite operations.-
ExseedSatnot launchedExseed Space InnovationsCompanyIndia3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedProvide a multifunction UHF/VHF NBFM amateur communication satellite. It will have various configurable modes, including: • UHF to VHF, single channel, narrow band FM transponder with CTCSS, 67 Hz squelch • VHF to UHF, single channel, narrow band FM transponder with CTCSS, 67 Hz squelch • Power output selectable between 1 watt and 0.5 watt • Digipeat feature with APRS on UHF uplink nd VHF downlink • Melody mode : It will play a simple melody of a few notes on special occasions or events. This will interest students outreach.-
EXCITE-12 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
EXCITE-13 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
WeissSat-1not launchedWeiss SchoolSchoolUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedValidate a novel lab-on-a-chip system that will demonstrate a live/dead fluorescent dye staining approach and microfluidics to assess the viability of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria that have been thawed after being entrapped in water ice.-
EXCITE-14 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)not launchedDARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedThe DARPA satlets are modular small satellites each 10 centimeters high and 20 centimeters square with a mass of 7.5 kilograms. Mission is to demonstrate the ability to build a satellite bus like a biological cellular system, using the satlets to form a unique bus around a payload, such as a sensor. Novawurks, Pumpkin
MinXSS-2 (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer CubeSat)not launchedUniversity of Colorado at BoulderUniversityUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedBetter understand the energy distribution of solar flare soft X-ray (SXR) emissions and its impact on Earth’s ionosphere, thermosphere, and mesosphere (ITM). MinXSS-2 will be in a polar orbit and will have a significantly longer lifetime than MinXSS. -
Capella 1 (SpaceCap)not launchedCapella SpaceCompanyUS12U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedSynthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).not launched
BEESAT-5 (PiNaSys II)not launchedBerlin Technical UniversityCompanyGermany0.25U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedPi­co­satel­lite swarm mis­sion is de­vel­oped con­sist­ing of the four quar­ter-unit CubeSats BEESAT-5 to BEESAT-8 with a mass of 330 grams each. The pi­co­satel­lites were de­signed ful­ly re­dun­dant and al­most com­plete sin­gle-fault tol­er­ant. The flight re­sults and the ver­i­fid com­po­nents will be used for fu­ture na­no­satel­lite for­ma­tion and swarm mis­sions of TU Berlin.-
BEESAT-6 (PiNaSys II)not launchedBerlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany0.25U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedPi­co­satel­lite swarm mis­sion is de­vel­oped con­sist­ing of the four quar­ter-unit CubeSats BEESAT-5 to BEESAT-8 with a mass of 330 grams each. The pi­co­satel­lites were de­signed ful­ly re­dun­dant and al­most com­plete sin­gle-fault tol­er­ant. The flight re­sults and the ver­i­fid com­po­nents will be used for fu­ture na­no­satel­lite for­ma­tion and swarm mis­sions of TU Berlin.-
BEESAT-7 (PiNaSys II)not launchedBerlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany0.25U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedPi­co­satel­lite swarm mis­sion is de­vel­oped con­sist­ing of the four quar­ter-unit CubeSats BEESAT-5 to BEESAT-8 with a mass of 330 grams each. The pi­co­satel­lites were de­signed ful­ly re­dun­dant and al­most com­plete sin­gle-fault tol­er­ant. The flight re­sults and the ver­i­fid com­po­nents will be used for fu­ture na­no­satel­lite for­ma­tion and swarm mis­sions of TU Berlin.-
BEESAT-8 (PiNaSys II)not launchedBerlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany0.25U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedPi­co­satel­lite swarm mis­sion is de­vel­oped con­sist­ing of the four quar­ter-unit CubeSats BEESAT-5 to BEESAT-8 with a mass of 330 grams each. The pi­co­satel­lites were de­signed ful­ly re­dun­dant and al­most com­plete sin­gle-fault tol­er­ant. The flight re­sults and the ver­i­fid com­po­nents will be used for fu­ture na­no­satel­lite for­ma­tion and swarm mis­sions of TU Berlin.-
BlackHawknot launchedViaSatCompanySweden3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launched--
Hiber Two (Hiber 2)not launchedHiber Global (Magnitude Space)CompanyNetherlands6U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTest the initial IoT/M2M service.Built by ISISpace.
Orbital Reflector (ORS-1)not launchedNevada Museum of Art / OR ProductionsNon-profitUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedDeploy large reflective sculpture. Global Western
SIRION Pathfindernot launchedSirion GlobalCompanyAustralia3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launched--
Al-Farabi-2 (Al–Farabi 2)not launchedAl-Farabi Kazak National UniversityUniversityKazakhstan3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launched--
THEAnot launchedSpaceQuest / Aurora InsightCompanyUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTest and evaluate a spectrum survey payload developed by Aurora Insight.Built by SpaceQuest.
ENOCHnot launchedLACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)?Non-profitUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launched--
KazSciSat-1not launchedGhalam LLPCompanyKazakhstan3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launched--
RANGE-A (Ranging And Nanosatellite Guidance Experiment)not launchedGeorgia TechUniversityUS1.5U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTwo cubesats that will fly in a leader-follower formation. The on-board instrumentation will include state-of-the-art global positioning system (GPS) receivers, linked to miniaturized atomic clocks, for precise orbit determination. The relative positions of the satellites will be measured using a compact inter-satellite laser ranging system that will also double as a laser communications system. -
JY1-SAT (JY1SAT)not launchedCrown Prince FoundationUniversityJordan1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedCarry a linear inverting transponder for radio amateurs around the world to operate, it will also broadcast SSTV images periodically, and the content of these images will reflect the Jordanian culture and its historical heritage. The project also aims to build up space capability related to CubeSat technology in Jordan. The Royal Jordanian Radio Amateur Society (RJRAS)
RANGE-B (Ranging And Nanosatellite Guidance Experiment)not launchedGeorgia TechUniversityUS1.5U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTwo cubesats that will fly in a leader-follower formation. The on-board instrumentation will include state-of-the-art global positioning system (GPS) receivers, linked to miniaturized atomic clocks, for precise orbit determination. The relative positions of the satellites will be measured using a compact inter-satellite laser ranging system that will also double as a laser communications system. -
Suomi 100 (Finland100)not launchedAalto UniversityUniversityFinland1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedPart of the programme of centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017. The satellite’s payload is a wide-view high detail camera and a low frequency receiver.-
ZACUBE-2not launchedCape Peninsula University of TechnologyUniversitySouth Africa3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTestbed for a ship-tracking payload and will be used to validate the use case of employing nanosatellites in ocean vessel detection through the automatic identification system (AIS) protocol. Additionally, the satellite will carry medium resolution imagers as a secondary payload to demonstrate the feasibility of using a nanosatellite for imaging applications, such as ocean colour monitoring and fire tracking.Stellenbosch University
Landmapper-BC 4v2 (Corvus-BC4 v2, Perseus-O)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Fox-1Cnot launchedThe Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)CompanyUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launched--
K2SATnot launchedRepublic of Korea Air Force AcademyUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedDemonstrate satellite imaging and transfer, and secondly to test voice repeating capability. The payloads: 1. On-board camera 2. On-board voice repeater. -
Elysium-Star 2 (Shooting Star Memorial)not launchedElysium SpaceCompanyUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedIt will carry loved one ashes, lock of hairs, or meaningful mementos provided by the participants.-
Flock-3s 1not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
SpaceBEE 9not launchedSwarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 97.7 degnot launchedTest the world’s smallest two-way communications satellites to serve as a cost-effective low-data rate Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity solution for remote and mobile sensors.-
Flock-3s 2not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-3s 3not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
ICE-Cap (IceCAP, Integrated Communications Extension Capability)not launchedUS Navy PEO Space Systems (SPAWAR)MilitaryUS3U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedSystem will demonstrate the ability to communicate through the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to send data directly to users on secure networks. ICE-Cap will also show the ability to relay communications from a user near the North Pole to another user half way around the world.-
AISTECHSAT 2 (AISTECH2U-1)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTechnology demonstrator for a future nanosatellites constellation. Will include a M2M communications payload, together with an ADS-B receiver; altogether in a tiny 2U platform.-
Snuglite (SNULITE)not launchedSeoul National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea2U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedAmateur radio communication training. Demonstration of in-house developed dual frequency GPS receiver.-
SpaceBEE 10not launchedSwarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 97.7 degnot launchedTest the world’s smallest two-way communications satellites to serve as a cost-effective low-data rate Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity solution for remote and mobile sensors.-
SpaceBEE 11not launchedSwarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-11-29575 km, 97.7 degnot launchedTest the world’s smallest two-way communications satellites to serve as a cost-effective low-data rate Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity solution for remote and mobile sensors.-
Polar Scout B (ORS-7, Polar Scout 2, ORS-7)not launchedUS Coast GuardMilitaryUS6U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedProvide a maritime surveillance capability for the U.S. Coast Guard. The objective is to prove out the capability of analytics as an emerging market enterprise and demonstrate a maritime geolocation.U.S. Homeland, Raytheon, U.S. Air Force, NOAA
PW-Sat 2 (PWSat-2)not launchedWarsaw University of TechnologyUniversityPoland2U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedTest two innovative engineering solutions for deorbitation system and sun sensor device. Main experiment – a 2 x 2 m deorbit sail will dramatically decrease the lifetime of the satellite’s orbit after mission end (planned 40 days). There will also be a custom designed Sun sensor consisting of four specially aligned walls with ambient light sensors.
ROSE-1not launchedPhase FourCompanyUS6U2018-11-29575 km, 98 degnot launchedSmallest RF thruster on a satellite. First plasma engine on a CubeSat. Bus by Astro Digital
OrigamiSat-1not launchedTokyo Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan3U2018-11-30not launchednot launchedMembrane deployment mission: an highly functional membrane structure is deployed, and its deployment behavior and deployed shapes are measured in orbit. Amateur radio mission: To enhance radio communication skills, 5.84GHz high-speed transmission.-
Irvine01 (Irvine 01)not launchedWoodbridge High SchoolSchoolUS1U2018-11-31not launchednot launchedBuilt by a team of students from five high schools, with guidance from universities and industry experts. The Irvine01 mission is an educational mission that gives high school students the experience of building, testing, and controlling a nanosatellite, with the aim of developing interest and talent in the engineering field.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-11-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-11-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
CICERO-4 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)not launchedGeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2018-11-31not launchednot launchedDemonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.Tyvak/Terran
DOTS-X (NanoTug)not launchedDeep Space Industries (DSI)CompanyUS3U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedTechnology demonstration. Nanotug to actively capture satellites and move them.Dunvegan Space Systems, NASA
Prometheus 2.5not launchedLos Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedImproving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
Prometheus 2.6not launchedLos Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedImproving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
Prometheus 2.7not launchedLos Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedImproving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
Prometheus 2.8not launchedLos Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedImproving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
Prometheus 2.9not launchedLos Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedImproving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
Prometheus 2.10not launchedLos Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedImproving from lessons learned on Block 1. Replacing single coil with 3 torque rods, increasing momentum wheel storage, adding star field sensor, adding GPS receiver. US Department of Defense
Armadillo (Attitude Related Maneuvers And Debris Instrument in Low (L) Orbit)not launchedUniversity of TexasUniversityUS3U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedCharacterize in-situ sub-millimeter level dust and debris particles in LEO by sensing impacts at varying times, directions and locations. Demonstrate ionospheric radio-occultation within a single CubeSat volume (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm) using a software-defined dual frequency GPS receiver. Train students in best systems engineering practices by executing a complete spacecraft life cycle from concept design to mission operations.Baylor University
FalconSAT-7not launchedAir Force AcademyUniversityUS3U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedSolar telescope with the deployable Peregrine photon-sieve optic.Boeing
LightSail-Bnot launchedThe Planetary SocietyNon-profitUS3U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedDemonstrate the deployment of a 32 m2 solar sail from a 3-unit CubeSat platform. Following deployment from the launch vehicle, LightSail-A will power on engineering subsystems, and a system checkout will be performed.Aerospace Corp, Stellar Exploration Systems, California Polytechnic University, Georgia Institute of Technology
CP9 (LEO, Launch Environment Observer)not launchedCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS2U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedMeasure and record in-situ telemetry data from within the P-POD during launch.  Specifically, the CP9 and StangSat CubeSats will record thermal data with a k-type thermocouple and dynamic data using two sets of accelerometers measuring ranges of ±10g and ±100g. Demonstrate new technologies within the P-POD platform, including power-on capability and more notably, wireless communication.Merritt Island High School
Stangsatnot launchedMerritt Island High SchoolSchoolUS1U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedPrimary mission is to measure shock and vibration data during launch. We will be the first CubeSat to be powered on. We also are partnering with a 2U (University) CubeSat and will be wirelessly transmitting through RF our data to them during launch.California Polytechnic State University
TBEx-B (Tandem Beacon Experiment)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS3U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedTandem pair of CubeSats, each carrying tri-frequency radio beacons, in near identical, low inclination orbits and a cluster of diagnostic sensors on five islands in the Central Pacific sector. The science objectives and goals of TBEx are to study how the dynamics and processes in the troposphere can act to cause variability in the behavior of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere.-
TEPCE A (Tether Electrodynamics Propulsion CubeSat Experiment)not launchedNaval Research LabMilitaryUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedJoined by a 1 km tether to test electrodynamic tether propulsion.United States Air Force
PSAT-2not launchedUS Naval Academy Satellite LabUniversityUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launched-Aerospace Corp, Office of Naval Research of the US Navy
TEPCE B (Tether Electrodynamics Propulsion CubeSat Experiment)not launchedNaval Research LabMilitaryUS1.5U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedJoined by a 1 km tether to test electrodynamic tether propulsion.United States Air Force
TBEx-A (Tandem Beacon Experiment)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS3U2018-12-01not launchednot launchedTandem pair of CubeSats, each carrying tri-frequency radio beacons, in near identical, low inclination orbits and a cluster of diagnostic sensors on five islands in the Central Pacific sector. The science objectives and goals of TBEx are to study how the dynamics and processes in the troposphere can act to cause variability in the behavior of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere.-
STF-1 (Simulation To Flight 1)not launchedWest Virginia UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedDemonstrate the utility of the NASA Operational Simulator technologies across the CubeSat development cycle, from concept planning to mission operations. It will demonstrate a highly portable simulation and test platform that allows seamless transition of mission development artifacts to flight products.NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V),
NMTSat (New Mexico Tech Nanosatellite)not launchedNew Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyUniversityUS3U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedCorrelating state-of-health information from the spacecraft with space weather in low Earth orbit (LEO). Consist of five instruments built in-house including: a magnetometer, a Langmuir plasma probe, a dosimeter, a state-of-the-art structural health monitor and an electrical health monitor.-
CP11 (ISX, Ionospheric Scintillation eXplorer)not launchedCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedExploring the 3D structure of scintillation-scale irregularities of DTV signals in the ionosphere associated with Equatorial Spread F. The experiment will compare ground-to-space UHF scintillation measurements taken at multiple points along a flux tube. The payload on ISX is developed by SRI. There are 27 viable passes over a year. Passes will last no longer than 2.5 minutes.-
DaVinci (Da Vinci)not launchedNorth Idaho STEM Charter AcademySchoolUS3U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedTeach students about radio waves, aeronautical engineering, space propulsion, and geography by sending a communication signal to schools around the world.-
CeREs (Compact Radiation Belt Explorer)not launchedNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS3U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedCeREs will study primary radiation belt energization, as well as loss electron spectra and microbursts. It will also observe solar electron spectra from > 5 keV. CubeSat that will be placed in a high inclination LEO.-
RSat-P (Repair CubeSat Prototype)not launchedUnited States Naval AcademyUniversityUS3U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedDemonstrate the feasibility of using CubeSats to diagnose malfunctions or failure in – and perform on orbit repairs on – conventional satellites. Autonomous Mobile On-orbit Diagnostic System (AMODS) which utilizes CubeSats to perform on-orbit inspections on conventional spacecraft. AMODS comprises a multiple CubeSat arrangement wherein one self-propelled CubeSat will deliver one of several repair CubeSats with manipulable arms to spacecraft for the purpose of providing diagnostic, maintenance and repair services.-
Shields-1not launchedNASA Langley Research CenterAgencyUS3U2018-12-15GTOnot launchedShields-1 focuses on enabling future research and commercial space technology mission by reducing the harmful effects of harsh radiation environments to spacecraft. This is accomplished by raising the TRL of Atomic Number (Z) grade radiation shielding technologies. MXL, LUna
CHOMPTT (CubeSat Handling of Multisystem Precision Time Transfer)not launchedUniversity of FloridaUniversityUS3U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedDemonstrate low cost, precision time transfer between and atomic clock on the ground and in our satellite using a laser.-
AeroCube-11 (AC11, TOMSat, R3)not launchedThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS3U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedMultispectral, pushbroom imager that flies the Landsat-8 visible bands. 2.5-cm-diameter telescope paired with a visible-light sensor, 3-axis attitude control, 8 GB of image storage space, and a laser transmitter to downlink the images at a very high rate (up to 200Mbit/sec).NASA Earth Science Technology Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, DRS Technology
CubeSail 1 (CubeSail-A)not launchedUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS1.5U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedLow-cost demonstration of the UltraSail solar sailing concept, using two near-identical CubeSat satellites to deploy a 260 m-long, 20 m2 reflecting film. The two satellites are launched as a unit, detumbled, and separated, with the film unwinding symmetrically from motorized reels.CU Aerospace
Cubesail 2 (CubeSail-B)not launchedUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS1.5U2018-12-15not launchednot launchedLow-cost demonstration of the UltraSail solar sailing concept, using two near-identical CubeSat satellites to deploy a 260 m-long, 20 m2 reflecting film. The two satellites are launched as a unit, detumbled, and separated, with the film unwinding symmetrically from motorized reels.CU Aerospace
UWE-4not launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedIt is the first in the UWE series of pico-satellites to incorporate a propulsion system. Demonstrate and characterize an electric propulsion system .-
Auriganot launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia16U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedEarth surface imaging in 5 spectral bands with 2.5m GSD at circular SSO 600 km.-
Flock-w 1not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 2not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 3not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 4not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 5not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 6not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 7not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 8not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 9not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 10not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 11not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-w 12not launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Iskra 5 (Iskra-5)not launchedMoscow Aviation Institute (MAI)UniversityRussia1U2018-12-26not launchednot launchedProvide amateur communications, including transmission of images in SSTV format. Dr. Kesan said that there would be some commemorative signs on the satellite’s body, marking the 70th anniversary of Russian-Indian diplomatic relations. Space Kidz India (SKI)
Kepler-2 CASEnot launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2018-12-30not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
M6P (LacunaSat-1, BTD-1)not launchedNanoAvionicsCompanyLithuania6U2018-12-30not launchednot launchedLoRaWAN IoT network in space.Built by Nanoavionics.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
D-Star Two 2not launchedGerman Orbital SystemsCompanyGermany3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedEquipped with four identical radio modules with D-Star capabilities, all being operated in a half-duplex mode. Two modules are used for telemetry and telecomand and operate on identical frequencies. Telemetry can be received on 435,7 MHz, the format will be disclosed after launch. Both modules receive, and both modules answer. To prevent information loss, they answer after each other. The other two modules are dedicated to the radio amateur community. -
D-Star Two 3not launchedGerman Orbital SystemsCompanyGermany3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedEquipped with four identical radio modules with D-Star capabilities, all being operated in a half-duplex mode. Two modules are used for telemetry and telecomand and operate on identical frequencies. Telemetry can be received on 435,7 MHz, the format will be disclosed after launch. Both modules receive, and both modules answer. To prevent information loss, they answer after each other. The other two modules are dedicated to the radio amateur community. -
SPOC Sat (Spectral Ocean Color Satellite)not launchedUniversity of GeorgiaUniversityUS2U2018-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedThe primary objective of this mission is to perform the first moderate resolution multispectral analysis of the following phenomenon: Vegetation Heath, Primary productivity, Ocean productivity, Near-coastal Sediment, Organic Matter, and mapping the production of Shelf waters and Salt marshes.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
BRO-1not launchedUnSeenLabsCompanyFrance6U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedSpectrum monitoring service.GomSpace
TY-1not launchedNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityUniversityChina2U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedCommunication experiment and testing the performance of our component, such as the star tracker and the solar panel.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
U2Unot launchedAir Force Research LaboratoryMilitaryUS2U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedU2U carries the Electron and Globalstar Mapping (EGM) Experiment. -
NEUTRON 1 (Low Earth Orbit Neutron Flux Detection and Cosmos Mission Operations Technology Demo)not launchedUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedMeasure low energy neutron flux in the low Earth orbit (LEO) environment. Can contribute to understanding the complex relationship between Earth and Sun through mapping neutron abundances LEO. Will evaluate the variability of galactic cosmic radiation as a function of solar variability. We will pay attention to unusual neutron abundances in relation to solar flares, solar particle events, and disturbances of the Earthʻs magnetic field.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
VPM (Very low frequency Particle Mapper)not launchedAir Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)MilitaryUS6U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedCritical augmentation for the AFRL Demonstration and Science Experiment (DSX) satellite. Answers key DSX physics: Can we transmit VLF across the space plasma sheath into the far-field. Sensors to observe precipitating energetic particles induced by DSX-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
OPAL (Optical Profiling of the Atmospheric Limb)not launchedUtah State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedDynamic profiling of the lower thermosphere, 90 - 160 km. Resolve detail of the O2 A-band emission line. OPAL constellation with overlapping FOVs.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PATRIOT (A Cubesat NEO Assessment Precursor Mission)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedThe primary payload is the CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (CAT) engine, which uses a high plasma density RF helicon source with a converging-diverging throat combined with an expanding magnetic nozzle.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
TY7-01not launchedHunan Amateur Radio SocietyNon-profitChina6U2018-12-31520 km, 97 degnot launched9k6 APRS relay-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
HuskySat-1not launchedUniversity of WashingtonUniversityUS3U2018-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedDemonstrate onboard plasma propulsion and high gain telemetry for LEO that would be a precursor for an attempt at a larger CubeSat designed for orbital insertion at the Moon.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
TY1-03not launchedHunan Amateur Radio SocietyNon-profitChina6U2018-12-31520 km, 97 degnot launchedThe mission includes Telecommand & telemetry in UHF band, APRS Relay in VHF band and Digipeater in S band.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Morgana (Meteoroid On-orbit Research in Geopsace for Advancing Near-earth Awareness)not launchedStanford UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedCubeSat mission to study the meteoroid population particularly in the low mass range (1 g - 1 ng) and to analyze the electrical eects of hypervelocity impacts from meteoroids and orbital debris in space.-
TY1-04not launchedHunan Amateur Radio SocietyNon-profitChina6U2018-12-31520 km, 97 degnot launchedThe mission includes Telecommand & telemetry in UHF band, APRS Relay in VHF band and Digipeater in S band.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
XS-Satnot launchedSonoma State UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedDemonstrate Gamma Ray astronomy with a CadmiumZincTelluride array. Test the control of the spin rate with the micro-thrusters.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PR CubeSatnot launchedUniversity of Puerto RicoUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedMain objective is to promote interdisciplinary research in the area of aerospace systems with the collaboration of graduate and undergraduate students from electrical, mechanical and computer engineering departments. The multidisciplinary process consists of the design, simulation, and construction of each subsystem of the Cubesat. Each university is responsible of building at least one subsystem.University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (UPRM), the Inter American University of Puerto Rico- Bayamon (UIPRB), the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (UPRRP), and the University of Turabo, Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company
PTLS (Persistent Telemetry Monitoring, Tracking & Control Using Low Earth Orbit Satcom)not launchedUnited States Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedPersistent Telemetry Monitoring, Tracking & Control Using Low Earth Orbit Satcom. Test communications with a CubeSat via the Iridium network.Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
R2S (UND-Sat)not launchedUniversity of North DakotaUniversityUS1U2018-12-31not launchednot launched-Iowa State University
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
LAICE (Lower Atmosphere/Ionosphere Coupling Experiment)not launchedUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUniversityUS6U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedSystematically observe gravity waves with large verticalwavelengths at lower F‐region heights, and correlate on a global scale remotely‐sensed wave‐induced airglow perturbations in the upper mesosphere with in-situ measurements of ion and neutral density fluctuations at higher altitudes.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PTecSatnot launchedUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedTrack cargo shipping containers using a custom built deployable dish antenna (iTAG MATTS). Demonstrate electrical component radiation shielding techniques using tantalum foil. Proposing a "Stensat" beacon on UHF , a Microhard TX on UHF and a ItagMATTS downlink on 2425MHz.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
RavenSatnot launchedNorthwest Indian CollegeUniversityUS1U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedCarbon-mitigated Radiation, Thermal Standoff, Ka-Band i.e. power beaming Navajo Technical College, Fond du Lac Tribal Community College, Western Technical College
RFTSat 1 (Radio Frequency Tag Satellite)not launchedNorth Nazarene UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedCollect space weather data wirelessly from an energy harvesting RF tag. Demonstrate data collection with different distances between the reader and tag. Provide sustained data throughout the satellite’s life RFTSat subsystems will be built primarily using commercial off the shelf (COTS) components..-
BUSAT-1not launchedBeihang UniversityUniversityChina2U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedIon/Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS), 2 corner cube laser retroreflectors (CCR), and Thermistors/thermocouples /RTD (TH) for lower thermosphere/ionosphere research.QB50,
GASPACS (Get Away Special Passive Attitude Control Satellite)not launchedUtah State UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedDeploy and rigidize a 1 meter long inflatable UV cured boom from a 1U CubeSat platform in low Earth orbit. Measure attitude behavior of GASPACS to observe the effectiveness of the deployed boom assisting in a passive attitude control system.-
STARE Cnot launchedNaval Postgraduate SchoolUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedObserve objects that are predicted to pass close to a valuable space asset based on conjunction analysis using the AFSPC (Air Force Space Command ) catalog. Transmit images and positions of observations to the ground. Refinement of orbital parameters of space objects to reduce uncertainty in position estimation and improve accuracy of conjunction analysis.United States Air Force
CAS 2A (Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite 2T, Fengtai-1)not launchedCAMSATNon-profitChina2U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedFM transponder. -
MAESATnot launchedNanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore1U2018-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedVerify the structural integrity of the proposed Space Station developed using additive manufacturing.-
Stars-AOnot launchedShizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2018-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedSuper high sensitivity camera WAT-910BD made in WATEC and performed communication with earth station by transceiver on 115.2 kbps transmission rate. -
AUTCube2not launchedAichi University of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2018-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedArtificial star seen by the eye CubeSat seen with the Naked Eye. 720 degree Space Shooting 4π-steradian Space Shots. Ultra low power Space communication shadow QRP Satellite Communication. Space radio environment survey Space Electromagnetic Interference Research.-
Taurus-1not launchedAerospace System Engineering Research Institute of ShanghaiUniversityChina2U2018-12-31640 kmnot launchedThe amateur radio station onboard will provide telecommand, telemetry and a FM to codec2 digital audio V/U repeater with 67Hz PL tone. -
CPOD A (Cubesat Proximity Operations Demonstration, PONSFD-A, Proximity Operations Nano-Satellite Flight Demonstration)not launchedTyvak Nano-Satellite SystemsCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate proximity operations from various distances, approach scenarios, and lighting conditions: nominal operating distances: 50 m to 2 km, full range of distances: 0.5 m to 25 km. Demonstrate docking between two vehicles. Safely approach and make contact between test vehicles.406 Aerospace, Applied Defense Solutions, and California Polytechnic State University.
CPOD B (Cubesat Proximity Operations Demonstration, PONSFD-B, Proximity Operations Nano-Satellite Flight Demonstration)not launchedTyvak Nano-Satellite SystemsCompanyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate proximity operations from various distances, approach scenarios, and lighting conditions: nominal operating distances: 50 m to 2 km, full range of distances: 0.5 m to 25 km. Demonstrate docking between two vehicles. Safely approach and make contact between test vehicles.406 Aerospace, Applied Defense Solutions, and California Polytechnic State University.
TY4not launchedSpacetyCompanyChina6U2018-12-31500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOnot launchedSpace astronomical X-ray polarization detection. Build a X-ray polarization detector. This will provide chance for astronomer and radio amateur to explore unknown universe.-
CryoCubenot launchedNASA Kennedy Space CenterAgencyUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedA CubeSat-Scale Testbed for Cryogenic Fluid Management Technologies. Cryogenic fluid management experiments: fluid location sensing, slosh characterization, cryogenic fluid transfer .Sierra Lobo
RSP-00 (RymanSat Project)not launchedRymansat Project CompanyJapan1U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedLaunch messages collected from the public. Send signal by Digitalker or Morse from the spacecraft and receive it with radio amateurs and children * Hold a space science class using images taken by a camera carried on the spacecraft * Conduct the experiment of high speed transmission of image data by π/4QPSK transmitter & receiver. -
TY3not launchedSpacetyCompanyChina6U2018-12-31500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOnot launchedA camera to take photos for deep space. Micro actuator technology to adjust CMOS sensor so as to improve the stability of taking photos. This will provide opportunities for radio amateur to use their simple equipment to get beautiful deep space pictures.-
TY5not launchedSpacetyCompanyChina6U2018-12-31500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOnot launchedTest software defined radio technology, which is with high flexibility and general utilization. Build an open, standard and modular hardware platform, and is able to realize different functions by software. This will allow radio amateur to verify their software in space.-
InnoSat-2 (Innovative Satellite 2)not launchedAstronautic Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.CompanyMalaysia3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedDosimeter, a CMOS camera and an experimental reaction wheel.-
USNA-P1not launchedUS Naval Academy Satellite LabUniversityUS1.5U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedImplement a newly designed micro propulsion system on a nanosat in order to confirm its functionality and test its operating parameters for potential use in future platforms needing a more versatile method of propulsion.Aerospace Corp, Office of Naval Research of the US Navy
CICERO-5 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)not launchedGeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.Tyvak/Terran
LACCE (LouisianA Coronal mass ejection Correlation Experiment)not launchedUniversity of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversityUS3U2018-12-31GTOnot launchedUse its highly elliptical geosynchronous transfer orbit to study the impacts of solar storms to the Earth’s magnetic field, light spectra and radiation belts.ULA
ELEOsatnot launchedTaylor UniversityUniversityUS2U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedTest novel and innovative mechanical boom system to deploy sensors away from the spacecraft after launch.-
Phoenix CubeSatnot launchedArizona State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedDemonstrate the effectiveness of nanosatellite platforms for studying spatial and temporal changes in the heat properties of urban environments by conducting a thermal imaging of the city of Phoenix and several others in the U.S.-
D-Star Two 1not launchedGerman Orbital SystemsCompanyGermany3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedEquipped with four identical radio modules with D-Star capabilities, all being operated in a half-duplex mode. Two modules are used for telemetry and telecomand and operate on identical frequencies. Telemetry can be received on 435,7 MHz, the format will be disclosed after launch. Both modules receive, and both modules answer. To prevent information loss, they answer after each other. The other two modules are dedicated to the radio amateur community. -
SpaceBEE 8not launchedSwarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedTest the world’s smallest two-way communications satellites to serve as a cost-effective low-data rate Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity solution for remote and mobile sensors.-
HARP (HyperAngular Rainbow Polarimeter)not launchedUniversity of MarylandUniversityUS3U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedMission is to measure the microphysical properties of cloud water and ice particles. HARP is a precursor for the new generation of imaging polarimeters to be used for the detailed measurements of aerosol and cloud properties. Space validation of new technology required by the NASA Decadal Survey Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystem (ACE) mission. Prove the on-flight capabilities of a highly accurate wide FOV hyper-angle imaging polarimeter for characterizing aerosol & cloud properties. Prove that CubeSat technology can provide science-quality Earth Sciences data.Utah State University, Science and Technology Corporation, NASA Earth Science Technology Office
SpaceBEE 7not launchedSwarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedTest the world’s smallest two-way communications satellites to serve as a cost-effective low-data rate Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity solution for remote and mobile sensors.-
SpaceBEE 6not launchedSwarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedTest the world’s smallest two-way communications satellites to serve as a cost-effective low-data rate Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity solution for remote and mobile sensors.-
SpaceBEE 5not launchedSwarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-12-31not launchednot launchedTest the world’s smallest two-way communications satellites to serve as a cost-effective low-data rate Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity solution for remote and mobile sensors.-
NNUSat-2not launchedNorthwest Nazarene UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTest a system for deploying small, wireless sensor tags from the spacecraft that harvest RF energy and communicate with the spacecraft using a backscatter radio.-
Descent-A (Deorbiting Spacecraft using Electrodynamic Tether)not launchedYork UniversityUniversityCanada1U2019-01-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedDemonstrate the feasibility of deorbiting spacecraft by EDTs. The operation and observation of CubeSat EDT deorbit process will take place over its entire orbital lifetime, which is expected to be roughly 2 months. The deployed system will consist of two 1U-CubeSats (mother and daughter satellite) connected by a 100m long bare tape electrodynamic tether-
Descent-B (Deorbiting Spacecraft using Electrodynamic Tether)not launchedYork UniversityUniversityCanada1U2019-01-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedDemonstrate the feasibility of deorbiting spacecraft by EDTs. The operation and observation of CubeSat EDT deorbit process will take place over its entire orbital lifetime, which is expected to be roughly 2 months. The deployed system will consist of two 1U-CubeSats (mother and daughter satellite) connected by a 100m long bare tape electrodynamic tether-
MakerSat1not launchedNorthwest Nazarene UniversityUniversityUS1U2019-01-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedPrinted, assembled, charged, tested, and deployed from the ISS.Uses a simple snap together design that can be completed in approximately five minutes, without the use of any adhesive or freefloating fasteners or tools. The three MakerSat-1 science boards contain repeats of the MakerSat-0 CHS radiation and NNU polymer experiments, as well as a new sponsoring corporate experiment.Made in Space
Landmapper-BC 5 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2019-02-31575 km, 98 degnot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Landmapper-BC 6 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2019-02-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
PEARLS 2not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 3not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 4not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 5not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 6not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 7not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 8not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Starling 1not launchedAerial & Maritime (GomSpace)CompanyDenmark3U2019-03-31not launched, 12 degnot launchedMonitoring the locations of aircraft and vessels in an area from 37 deg North to 37 deg Southn using ADS-B and AIS signals.-
Starling 2not launchedAerial & Maritime (GomSpace)CompanyDenmark3U2019-03-31not launched, 12 degnot launchedMonitoring the locations of aircraft and vessels in an area from 37 deg North to 37 deg Southn using ADS-B and AIS signals.-
PEARLS 9not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Dream Sat 01not launchedOsaka Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2019-03-31not launchednot launchedAmateur Radio Missions - To provide amateur radio operators for mail box service - To provide amateur radio operators for QSL service - To map QSO locations where Dream Sat 01 transmits/receives amateur radio mission data/commands and amateur radio operators transmit/receive them.NISSIN Co
Starling 3not launchedAerial & Maritime (GomSpace)CompanyDenmark3U2019-03-31not launched, 12 degnot launchedMonitoring the locations of aircraft and vessels in an area from 37 deg North to 37 deg Southn using ADS-B and AIS signals.-
PEARLS 10not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Starling 4not launchedAerial & Maritime (GomSpace)CompanyDenmark3U2019-03-31not launched, 12 degnot launchedMonitoring the locations of aircraft and vessels in an area from 37 deg North to 37 deg Southn using ADS-B and AIS signals.-
Starling 5not launchedAerial & Maritime (GomSpace)CompanyDenmark3U2019-03-31not launched, 37 degnot launchedMonitoring the locations of aircraft and vessels in an area from 37 deg North to 37 deg Southn using ADS-B and AIS signals.-
Starling 6not launchedAerial & Maritime (GomSpace)CompanyDenmark3U2019-03-31not launched, 37 degnot launchedMonitoring the locations of aircraft and vessels in an area from 37 deg North to 37 deg Southn using ADS-B and AIS signals.-
Starling 7not launchedAerial & Maritime (GomSpace)CompanyDenmark3U2019-03-31not launched, 37 degnot launchedMonitoring the locations of aircraft and vessels in an area from 37 deg North to 37 deg Southn using ADS-B and AIS signals.-
Starling 8not launchedAerial & Maritime (GomSpace)CompanyDenmark3U2019-03-31not launched, 37 degnot launchedMonitoring the locations of aircraft and vessels in an area from 37 deg North to 37 deg Southn using ADS-B and AIS signals.-
PTD-1 (PTHFDR, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)not launchedNASA AmesAgencyUS6U2019-03-31not launchednot launchedGovernment-furnished technology payloads for a series of flight demonstrations. Fight qualify and characterize a novel micro-electrospray thruster provided by Busek Space Propulsion and Systems utilizing a Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems CubeSat bus. Tyvak, NASA Glenn
Aoba-Velox-IVnot launchedKyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan2U2019-03-31not launchednot launchedObserve Lunar Horizon Glow. Capture image of horizon while passing from day side to night side and to capture Earth night view image via low-light camera.-
SWEET 0 (Sweet Water Earth Education Technologies)not launchedTechnical University of MunichUniversityGermany2U2019-03-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedWater level and water quality monitoring of medium-to-large sweet water reservoirs in Africa. Education of students in CubeSat design, and water management. Precursor to 4 spacecraft constellation.German Space Operations Center, African Steering Committee of the IAF
LinkSatnot launchedUniversity at Buffalo (UB)UniversityUS3U2019-03-31not launchednot launchedMeasure the orbital radio frequency noise environment across commonly used nano-satellite frequency bands. It aims to create a numerical model of the noise environment capturing geographic variation, time-of-day variation, and statistical properties that will be used to predict the performance of small satellite communication systems.NASA
PEARLS 1not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-03-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PINO (Payload-IN-Orbit demonstration)not launchedNLR Netherlands Aerospace CentreAgencyNetherlands3U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedA thermal experiment involving a mechanically pumped two-phase heat transport system using a stacked configuration of micro-pumps and an attitude experiment consisting of a small reaction wheel and a fibre optic gyroscope.-
AMIcal Satnot launchedUniversity of GrenobleUniversityFrance2U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedObservation of the northern and southern lights.-
SIMBA (Sun-earth IMBAlance)not launchedRoyal Meteorological Institute of BelgiumInstituteBelgium3U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedStudy the feasibility to monitor with the same instrument both the incoming solar radiation and the earths outgoing radiation.-
TTU100 (TTÜSat, TTUSat, MektorySAT-1)not launchedTallinn University of TechnologyUniversityEstonia1U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedEducational project. Test Earth Observation cameras and high-speed K-band COM. Perform remote sensing in visible and IR electromagnetic spectrum.-
MTCube (ROBUSTA 1C, Memory Test CubeSat)not launchedUniversity of MontpellierUniversityFrance1U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedTesting memories for future space applications. Then, we have introduced and detailed the SEE test results of the memories selected for flight as part of the MTCube payload, namely, the RES Experiment with an attempt to estimate the in-orbit error rate.University of Jyväskylä
OSIRIS4CubeSatnot launchedDLR (German Aerospace Center)AgencyGermany3U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedDemonstration of the OSIRIS optical demonstration payload for CubeSats. In the framework of the OSIRIS program, DLR develops highly compact optical communication payloads for small LEO spacecrafts together with their cooperation partner Tesat-Spacecom, who will commercialize it as CubeL DTE. Industrialization Tesat-Spacecom. Spacecraft built by GomSpace.
TRISATnot launchedUniversity of MariborUniversitySlovenia3U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedThe primary mission objective is to perform IOD of the satellite platform with focus on:–evaluating the suitability of the power, communication, on-board data handling and imaging hardware systems for use in a space environment. Additional objectives include:–acquisition of payload data from the satellite for research purposes–providing a satellite platform for educational purposes for students at the University of Maribor.SkyLabs
IGOSatnot launchedUniversité de Paris 7 - DiderotUniversityFrance3U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedMeasure the ionosphere and reconstruct ionospheric electron density profile using radio occultation technique. The nanosatellite should measure the flux and spectrum of electrons of 1-20 MeV gamma anomaly in the South Atlantic and polar cusps. It could also save the gamma flux from the Sun, visible on a low orbit.-
InOrbit NOW mk01not launchedAviosonic Space TechCompanyItaly1U2019-06-30550 km, 97 degnot launchedTelemetry reception from student w/ school-dev ground station (telecom school course) - Data storage in student-dev database (informatic course) -
Casaa-Satnot launchedUniversité d'Aix - MarseilleUniversityFrance2U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedCharacterize the Magnetic Anomaly of the South Atlantic (a particle sensor and a tiny camera). -
OPS-SATnot launchedESA (European Space Agency)AgencyGermany3U2019-06-30not launchednot launchedDemonstrate ground-breaking satellite and ground control software under real flight conditions. OPS-SAT will be an in-orbit test-bed for: On-board software applications Advanced communication protocols Compression techniques Demonstration of advanced software-defined radio concepts Optical communication from ground to space Experiments using cameras, attitude control, scheduling and autonomy Experiments with ground-based applications can also be hosted.TU Graz (Austria), GomSpace, ESOC
PICASSOnot launchedBelgian Institute for Space Aeronomy and the Royal Observatory of Belgium.InstituteBelgium3U2019-06-30not launchednot launched2 scientific experimentsfor Earth observation.Clyde Space, VTT, CSL, Tekes
ELO (Eutelsat LEO for Objects)not launchedEutelsatCompanyUS3U2019-06-31not launchednot launchedNarrowband system to evaluate the pros and cons of LEO for connecting low-power, low-data devices in the emerging “Internet of Things” space.Built by Tyvak.
Brik2 (Brik-II)not launched Royal Netherlands Air ForceMilitaryNetherlands6U2019-06-31not launchednot launchedBrik2’s payload includes: (1) a military radio frequency receiver, details not given; (2) a UHF communication system, and (3) a Langmuir probe system to measure the electron density in the ionosphere.ISIS, TU Delft
SpooQy-1not launchedNational University of SingaporeUniversitySingapore3U2019-07-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedDemonstrate the generation of polarisation-entangled photon pairs in space. Demonstrate that the technologies used on scientific payload, including the new flexure stages, blade mounting and thermal design, are working as intended.-
DANU 1 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
DANU 2 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
DANU 3 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
DANU 4 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
DANU 5 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
DANU 6 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
DANU 7 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
Discovery (Discovery 1a)not launchedBeyond Earth (Photos To Space)CompanyUSPocketQube 1p2019-08-31not launchednot launchedOptical camera payload-
Kepler 3 TARS (IOD-5)not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS6U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedNew high-capability satellite, which will be the final prototype prior to Kepler’s roll-out of their GEN1 constellation beginning in 2019. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT).UK Satellite Applications Catapult (IOD-5)
TRSI Sat (PQ Sat)not launchedMyRadarCompanyGermanyPocketQube 1p2019-08-31not launchednot launchedUnnamed commercial payload.-
TBA (IRIM)not launchedIRIM - Croatian MakersNon-profitCroatiaPocketQube 1p2019-08-31not launchednot launchedLaunched by Croatian high school students, organized by an educational non-profit IRIM – Croatian Makers.-
SMOG-P (SMOG-1, BME-1)not launchedBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsUniversityHungaryPocketQube 1p2019-08-31not launchednot launchedSpectrum analyzer to measure man-made electromagnetic pollution (elextrosmog). Novel spectrum monitoring payload to make a global map of spectrum usage.-
ATL-1not launchedATLCompanyHungaryPocketQube 2p2019-08-31not launchednot launchedTesting a new thermal isolation material in space.-
DANU 8 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
DANU 9 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
DANU 10 (AISTECHSAT)not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2019-08-31not launchednot launchedADS-B Air Traffic detection services as well IoT / M2M (Internet of Things / Machine to Machine) 10 satellites built by GomSpace https://gomspace.com/news/gomspace-and-aistech-sign-new-agreement.aspx
Landmapper-BC 7 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2019-09-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
PEARLS 38not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 60not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Helios 3not launchedHelios WireCompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) service specifically designed for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs. Astro Digital provides spacecraft bus.
QARMANnot launchedVKI (von karman Institute)InstituteBelgium3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedPerform an atmospheric entry experiment to Earth and collect real flight data for highly affordable costs. It will perform experiments on stability during the the orbit phase and measurements of ablation and radiation during re-entry.QB50,
PEARLS 61not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Helios 4not launchedHelios WireCompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) service specifically designed for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs. Astro Digital provides spacecraft bus.
Libertad-2not launchedSergio Arboleda UniversityUniversityColombia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLaunch a nanosatellite into space with an optical camera in order to capture and transmit images from space to Earth.-
PEARLS 62not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 63not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Phoenix 1 (RAHS)not launchedRaisbeck Aviation High SchoolSchoolUS1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedFirst high school team to design, fund, build, test, launch, and communicate with an imaging CubeSat and a 3D-printed chassis—using polyether ether ketone, PEEK.-
Helios 5not launchedHelios WireCompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) service specifically designed for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs. Astro Digital provides spacecraft bus.
AzTechSat-1not launchedNASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedCommunicates with the GlobalStar satellite constellation to improve the transit of data to Earth.Mexican Space Agency
PEARLS 64not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
TechEdSat-10not launchedNASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedHigh temperature, accurate deorbit reentry nanosatellite.-
PEARLS 65not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
HSAT-1not launchedHarris CorpCompanyUS6U2019-12-31500 km, 97.5 deg, SSOnot launchedOrbital testbed for technology development. HSAT-1 is licensed to collect 698 meter resolution panchromatic images of the Earth, as well as deployable appendages on the satellite.-
OreSatnot launchedPortland State UnviversityUniversityUS2U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSTEM outreach by sending live video space-to-ground to tracking stations built and operated by high schools. This CubeSat will use a reaction wheel system for attitude control and pointing of the onboard camera, and high-gain antennas.Oregon Sate University, University of Oregon, OregonTech, Lane Benton Community College, Portland Community College
SunCube 1not launchedArizona State UniversityUniversityUSSunCube2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedFirst SunCube, 3 cm by 3 cm by 3 cm. -
Helios 6not launchedHelios WireCompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) service specifically designed for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs. Astro Digital provides spacecraft bus.
RAAF M2 Anot launchedUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra)UniversityAustralia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launched• Deliver to the RAAF AIS / ADS-B capability across the globe using COTS AIS and ADS-B systems. • Test, validate and further develop Australian SSA capabilities by providing engineering design and performance data for the design of future passive radar systems to track LEO spacecraft. • Develop and demonstrate software defined radio capability, which is used to support AIS and ADS-B monitoring and recording and GNSS SDR receive capability for passive LEO tacking. • Develop and demonstrate building-block technologies and CONOPS for future ADF space capabilities.Australian Defence Force (ADF)
NSLSat-1not launchedNSLCommCompanyIsrael6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrator for SkyFi constellation. Test the deployable antenna and high power payload of 1 Gbps downlink. Platform built by Clyde Space
PEARLS 66not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
JAISAT-1not launchedRAIST (Radio Amateur Society of Thailand)Non-profitThailand3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLinear transponder for SSB/CW communications, APRS, a packet bulletin board system (PBBS) and a HD camera for imaging.Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunictions Commission (NBTC)
EAGLET-NGnot launchedCGSCompanyItaly3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedPrecursor to 20 satellite constellation planned for 2018.-
PEARLS 67not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
SORTIE (Scintillation Observations and Response of The Ionosphere to Electrodynamics)not launchedASTRA (Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates)CompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAdvance understanding of ionospheric irregularities and the roles of various drivers in their formation in order to improve predictive capabilities.The University of Texas at Dallas, Air Force Research Laboratory, COSMIAC, Boston College
PEARLS 68not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 69not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 70not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
e2E 1 (IOD)not launchede2ECompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedIn-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) mission to space-qualify e2E’s NEATaccess radio communications module.Built by Open Cosmos, partial ESA funding
AOSAT (Asteroid Origins Satellite)not launchedArizona State UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedScience laboratory that will be the world’s first CubeSat centrifuge. It will enable a unique set of science and technology experiments to be performed on a CubeSat to answer fundamental questions of how the solar system formed and understand the surface dynamics of asteroids and comets.-
Tomsk-TPU 1 TBDnot launchedTomsk Polytechnic UniversityUniversityRussia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMeasuring the position among them and towards the Earth – these are the first actions of the ‘swarm.’-
Stratusnot launchedMichigan Technological UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate a low-cost CubeSat platform capable of measuring cloud fraction, cloud top height, and cloud top wind with performance comparable to the best data obtained from NASA’s flagship Earth-observing spacecraft.-
Kepler 7not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
NANOSATC-BR2not launchedNational Institute for Space ResearchInstituteBrazil2U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLangmuir probe, attitude determination system. Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE/MCTI), Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM).
UoS3 (Project BLAST, University of Southampton Small Satellite)not launchedUniversity of SouthamptonUniversityUK1U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedObtain position and attitude data for the validation of atmospheric models and space object re-entry prediction software. Design, build, test and operate a CubeSat. Obtain photographs of Europe and transmit them to the ground for public relations and outreach purposes.-
PEARLS 71not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Duchifat3not launchedHerzliya Science CentreSchoolIsrael3U2019-12-31not launchednot launched1) High-school students educational satellite (2) on-board camera for Earth imaging (3) amateur radio transponder and APRS digipeater.-
PEARLS 72not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
e2E 2 (IOV)not launchede2ECompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedIn-Orbit Validation (IOV) mission which will demonstrate its Niche Managed Communications Services (NMCS) being branded Uam®Built by Open Cosmos, partial ESA funding
Landmapper-HD 1 (Corvus-HD)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 2.5 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Kepler 4not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
ANGELS (Argos Neo on a Generic Economical and Light Satellite)not launchedCNESAgencyFrance6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedArgos-Neo instrument whose development is provided by Thales Alenia Space and Syrlinks. Argos Neo is a miniaturized data collection instrumentNexeya, CS, Erems, Mecano-ID, SAFT, Spacebell and Steel
OCEAN-SCAN 1not launchedSRT Marine SystemsCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMaritime monitoring satellite constellation, which will provide enhanced global vessel detection and tracking and a new recurring revenue source from maritime domain awareness (MDA) system project customers. The satellites will enable SRT to sell long range vessel detection and tracking data to SRT MDA system customers and generate recurring revenue for SRT.Built by Clyde Space
PEARLS 73not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 74not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Kepler 5not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
MOCI (Mapping and Ocean Color Imager)not launchedUniversity of GeorgiaUniversityUS3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedPerform structure from motion (SfM) in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and generate 3D point clouds of large scale structures on the Earth's surface. First time a CubeSat has specialized in building 3D models using structure from motion. Researchers can use this data to make better predictions about climate models, environmental impacts, measure natural resources, and distinguish geographical changes over time.-
PEARLS 75not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
DIME (Double-probe Instrumentation for Measuring Electric-fields)not launchedASTRA (Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates)CompanyUS1.5U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMonitoring electric fields in Low-Earth Orbit. Addresses the need for an inexpensive and robust space-weather monitor that meets requirements for specification and forecasting. DIME will provide the first-ever capability for measuring electric fields and monitoring critical space-weather effects on the ionosphere from a CubeSat.Utah State University, Air Frorce Research Laboratory
SwampSat II (SwampSat-2)not launchedUniversity of FloridaUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTest a boom and antenna spooling and deployment mechanism to support a matched very low frequency (VLF) antenna receiver pair and experimentally quantify VLF electromagnetic wave propagation through the lower ionosphere.-
PEARLS 76not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
OCEAN-SCAN 2not launchedSRT Marine SystemsCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMaritime monitoring satellite constellation, which will provide enhanced global vessel detection and tracking and a new recurring revenue source from maritime domain awareness (MDA) system project customers. The satellites will enable SRT to sell long range vessel detection and tracking data to SRT MDA system customers and generate recurring revenue for SRT.Built by Clyde Space
Kepler 6not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
NEXUS (Next Education X (cross) Unique Satellite)not launchedNihon UniversityUniversityJapan1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedProvide amateur radio communications via the 145/435 MHz transponder and SSTV. Download pictures from the 640×480 pixel camera. Operate the data downlink at 38400 bps QPS. Compare the performance of the data downlink when using AFSK, GMSK and QPSK modes.Japan Amateur satellite communications Association (JAMSAT)
SIPS (Scanning Imaging Photometer Systems)not launchedASTRA (Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates)CompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow cost and versatile sensor for UV remote sensing of the ionosphere Capable of providing night-time images of the ionosphere enabling almost continuous monitoring of the night-side ionosphere.
FEES (Flexible Experimental Embedded Satellite)not launchedGP Advanced ProjectsCompanyItaly300 g2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTest in orbit different technologies not yet space qualified and crucial for the further development and exploitation of miniaturized space platforms: in-orbit test of attitude determination/control architecture, commercial GPS receivers, IRIDIUM signal exploitation, test of a Software Defined Radio, Earth imaging with a multispectral camera.Polytechnic University of Milan
PEARLS 77not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Kepler 8not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
ArduOrbiter-1not launchedAmateur groupNon-profitUKPocketQube 1p2019-12-31not launchednot launched--
3-STARnot launchedPolytechnic University of TurinUniversityItaly3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedThe GEOID (GENSO Experimental Orbital Initial Demonstration) initiative wants to settle an orbiting constellation of Cubesats to be operated by the GENSO ground-stations network. GEOID is expected to be the communication backbone of the initial version of the HUMSAT system. The 3-star will be one of the nine cubesats in the GEOID constellation. The project aims at educating and inspiring space engineering students on complex systems development and operations, international cooperation and team work.-
Unicorn-1not launchedAlba OrbitalCompanyUKPocketQube 2p2019-12-31not launchednot launchedExperimental 2.2GHz S-Band half duplex radio which will trial a link to an Avanti geo-synchronous satellite called Artemis. The secondary payload is an experimental ADS-B receiver to listen to aircraft beacons. cacaAvanti Plc, Spacebooth, Kubos, GAUSS, Glasgow University
PEARLS 78not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
OCEAN-SCAN 3not launchedSRT Marine SystemsCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMaritime monitoring satellite constellation, which will provide enhanced global vessel detection and tracking and a new recurring revenue source from maritime domain awareness (MDA) system project customers. The satellites will enable SRT to sell long range vessel detection and tracking data to SRT MDA system customers and generate recurring revenue for SRT.Built by Clyde Space
Landmapper-HD 2 (Corvus-HD)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 2.5 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Kepler 9not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
TOM 2not launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedPhotogrammetric Ash Cloud Observation by a Formation of three Small Satellites.-
PEARLS 79not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 80not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
OCEAN-SCAN 4not launchedSRT Marine SystemsCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMaritime monitoring satellite constellation, which will provide enhanced global vessel detection and tracking and a new recurring revenue source from maritime domain awareness (MDA) system project customers. The satellites will enable SRT to sell long range vessel detection and tracking data to SRT MDA system customers and generate recurring revenue for SRT.Built by Clyde Space
DeMi (Deformable Mirror Demonstration)not launchedMIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)UniversityUS6U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedCharacterize and calibrate the performance of a MEMS deformable mirror over a longduration on-orbit mission. Measure mirror surface to <100 nm. Demonstrate the use of these mirrors as intended for high contrast imaging. NASA, Built by Blue Canyon.
CIRiS (Compact Infrared Radiometer in Space)not launchedUtah State UniversityUniversityUS6U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTechnology demonstration mission of an imaging radiometer instrument for the 7 to 13 um infrared wavelength range. It will raise the technology readiness level of the new uncooled detector and carbon nanotube source from level 5 to 6, enabling future reduced cost missions to study the hydrologic cycle, characterization of ocean/atmosphere interactions vegetation and land use management.NASA, Ball Aerospace
Kepler 10not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
AeroCube-9 (LMPC CubeSat)not launchedThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedA CubeSat Flight Demonstration of a Photon-counting Infrared Detector. New detector with high quantum efficiency and single photon level response at several important remote sensing wavelength detection bands from 0.9 to 4.0 microns.NASA Earth Science Technology Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, DRS Technology
PEARLS 11not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 81not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
TOM 3not launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedPhotogrammetric Ash Cloud Observation by a Formation of three Small Satellites.-
PEARLS 82not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
OCEAN-SCAN 5not launchedSRT Marine SystemsCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMaritime monitoring satellite constellation, which will provide enhanced global vessel detection and tracking and a new recurring revenue source from maritime domain awareness (MDA) system project customers. The satellites will enable SRT to sell long range vessel detection and tracking data to SRT MDA system customers and generate recurring revenue for SRT.Built by Clyde Space
Aalto-3not launchedAalto UniversityUniversityFinland1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSoftware Defined Radio payload. Wireless bus technology demonstration as a secondary payload. -
SeaHawk-2not launchedUniversity of North Carolina WilmingtonUniversityUS3U2019-12-31600 km, 98 degnot launchedEnhance the ability of the earth sciences to observe ocean color in high temporal and spatial resolution modes through the use of a low-cost, next generation, miniature ocean color sensor flown aboard a CubeSat.Cloudland Instruments, Clyde Space, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hawk Institute for Space Sciences, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
TRYAD 1not launchedAuburn UniversityUniversityUS6U2019-12-31500 km, 50 degnot launchedTo detected Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes in coincidence with ground lighting strike data and characterize the Gamma Ray beam geometries.University of Alabama in Huntsville , NASA
Kepler 11not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
Rascal Anot launchedSaint Louis UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTwo-spacecraft mission to demonstrate key technologies for proximity operations and space situational awareness: infrared imaging, 6DOF propulsion, RF proximity sensing, and automated operations. Both spacecraft will observe the other in visible, IR and RF bands, determining the maximum range for each detection method.-
OPEN (OpenOrbiter, OPEN: Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats)not launchedUniveristy of North DakotaUniversityUS1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCreating an Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats (OPEN) is an open-hardware program combined with open source software to operate and communicate with the spacecraft. Test the capabilities of a 5 x 5 x 8 cm 3D printer in space. Used to determine how certain printing materials behave in microgravity and when exposed to the temperatures and radiation of low Earth orbit.-
PEARLS 12not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 83not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 84not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
OCEAN-SCAN 6not launchedSRT Marine SystemsCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMaritime monitoring satellite constellation, which will provide enhanced global vessel detection and tracking and a new recurring revenue source from maritime domain awareness (MDA) system project customers. The satellites will enable SRT to sell long range vessel detection and tracking data to SRT MDA system customers and generate recurring revenue for SRT.Built by Clyde Space
Kepler 12not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
Anantnot launchedBirla Institute of Technology and Science, PilaniUniversityIndia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedHyperspectral camera as a payload. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) will be used to implement computationally intensive compression algorithms for hyperspectral images, and demonstrate the feasibility of hyperspectral imaging to perform water quality monitoring by sampling in the visible-near IR band on a nanosatellite.-
Rascal Bnot launchedSaint Louis UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTwo-spacecraft mission to demonstrate key technologies for proximity operations and space situational awareness: infrared imaging, 6DOF propulsion, RF proximity sensing, and automated operations. Both spacecraft will observe the other in visible, IR and RF bands, determining the maximum range for each detection method.-
SCION 1 (SCintillation and Ionospheric Occultation Nanosats)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS1U2019-12-31600 km, 55 degnot launchedA CubeSat–based mission designed to make multipoint, GPS TEC and scintillation observations of the ionosphere on the ~1 km spatial scales associated with communication and navigation system degradation. -
Compact optical EO demonot launchedESAAgencyFrance3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCompact optical EO demo-
PEARLS 13not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 85not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Kepler 13not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
PEARLS 87not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
CIRAS (CubeSat Infrared Atmospheric Sounder)not launchedNASAAgencyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedEnable hyperspectral infrared atmospheric sounding on a CubeSat. Develop system capable of meeting the temperature and water vapor measurement requirements of the AIRS and CrIS instruments data products in the lower troposphere. Demonstration mission of three key infrared (IR) sensing and cryogenic technologies designed to reduce the size and cost of future space-borne IR remote-sensing instruments.
SCION 2 (SCintillation and Ionospheric Occultation Nanosats)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS1U2019-12-31600 km, 55 degnot launchedA CubeSat–based mission designed to make multipoint, GPS TEC and scintillation observations of the ionosphere on the ~1 km spatial scales associated with communication and navigation system degradation. -
Compact RF EO demonot launchedESAAgencyFrance3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCompact RF EO demo-
Kepler 14not launchedKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMachine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). Localized and extremely economical terminals that can aggregate data from IoT devices.-
ANDESITE Sensor Node 2not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS0.38 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of 8 small picosatellites to be deployed from ANDESITE. Contains magnetometer, radios, GPS, EPS and science payload. -
PEARLS 14not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 86not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 88not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Rupercorp Constellation Demonot launchedRupercorpCompanyArgentina2U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedPrecursor for a succeeding constellation. purpose of the demonstrator is to take initial low-resolution sample pictures of agricultural activities over certain territories; hence the satellite tasking is one of the most critical functions of the mission. The remote-sensing imagery gathered by subsequent constellation will have a wide range of uses – from agriculture management, crops health monitoring to tracking biodiversity trends in certain areas.Built by Nanoavionics
KEOSat (Karten Earth Observation Satellite)not launchedKarten SpaceCompanySpain6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAn optical instrument to take images of the Earth with a resolution between 3 and 5 meters, and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver to detect the AIS signals.-
W-Cubenot launchedESAAgencyFinland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate the use of the 75-GHz frequency band for future telecommunications satellites.feature an integrated dual-frequency beacon transmitter developed by VTT. The signal it broadcasts will be observed at the prime contractor JOANNEUM RESEARCH's measurement station in Graz, Austria.Platform from Reaktor Space, VTT
YUSAT-1 (Yushan-1 CubeSat)not launchedNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityUniversityTaiwan1.5U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAIS payload instrument for marine vessels monitoring for navigation safety and position reporting application. National Space Organization
PEARLS 15not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 89not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 90not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
BRICSat-D (Ballistic Reinforced Communication Satellite, previously PSat B, ParkinsonSat B)not launchedUS Naval AcademyUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTest for BRICSat-T and AMODS (Autonomous Mobile On-orbit Diagnostic System) -
PEARLS 91not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
SAMSON A (Adelis-SAMSON, Space Autonomous Mission for Swarming and Geolocating Nanosatellites)not launchedIsrael Institute Of TechnologyUniversityIsrael6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate long-term autonomous cluster flight of multiple satellites, with algorithms based on DSSL’s ERC-funded FADER study; and determine the position of a radiating electromagnetic terrestrial source based on time difference of arrival (TDOA) and/or frequency difference of arrival (FDOA).-
CEPHEUSnot launchedTest in Space / Solar MEMSCompanySpain3U2019-12-31600 km, 98 deg, SSOnot launchedResearch project aimed to the development, contruction and validation of a pico-satellite based on CubeSat standard from design phase to Flight Model (FM) phase. “Cepheus” pico-satellite embeds various experimental payloads, namely: fuel cell system, star tracker with MEMS (MicroElectroMecanical System) technology and secondary communications link.SolarMEMS, Inabensa, Idener, Alter Technology and Mesurex, Abengoa Hidrógeno
Lokahinot launchedUniversity of HawaiiUniversityUSPocketQube 1p2019-12-31not launchednot launched--
PEARLS 16not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
MIR-SAT1 (Mauritian Infrared Satellite=not launchedMauritius Research CouncilInstituteMauritius1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCollecting images of Mauritius and surrounding regions using longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera, technology demonstration of S-band high speed data transmission and reaction wheel, and capacity building.-
PEARLS 92not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 93not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Rupercorp Constellation 1not launchedRupercorpCompanyArgentina6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCommercial constellation, based on NanoAvionics M6P platform with “green” chemical propulsion system EPSS C1K, to be launched starting in late 2019.Built by Nanoavionics
SAMSON B (Adelis-SAMSON, Space Autonomous Mission for Swarming and Geolocating Nanosatellites)not launchedIsrael Institute Of TechnologyUniversityIsrael6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate long-term autonomous cluster flight of multiple satellites, with algorithms based on DSSL’s ERC-funded FADER study; and determine the position of a radiating electromagnetic terrestrial source based on time difference of arrival (TDOA) and/or frequency difference of arrival (FDOA).-
CubETHnot launchedSwiss Federal Institute of Technology in LausanneUniversitySwitzerland1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCapable of calculating its own altitude and position in space with unprecedented precision thus paving the way for nano-satellite constellations with inter-satellite communication capabilities. - precise orbit determination.ETH Zurich
PEARLS 94not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
FloripaSat Inot launchedFederal University of Santa CatarinaUniversityBrazil1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDual RF channel 70 MHz – 6 GHz Software Defined Radio (SDR) with on-board FPGA-based processing (under development). Design, build, and test a satellite. Launch the satellite and communicate with it using the ground and space systems. Develop most of the modules used in the mission. -
Perseus-O 2not launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
RADCUBEnot launchedC3SCompanyHungary3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedReal-time monitoring of the cosmic radiation and space weather environment, and visualization of the measurement data for the industry and the public.ESA, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA EK)
PEARLS 17not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Astrocast 3 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
SAMSON C (Adelis-SAMSON, Space Autonomous Mission for Swarming and Geolocating Nanosatellites)not launchedIsrael Institute Of TechnologyUniversityIsrael6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate long-term autonomous cluster flight of multiple satellites, with algorithms based on DSSL’s ERC-funded FADER study; and determine the position of a radiating electromagnetic terrestrial source based on time difference of arrival (TDOA) and/or frequency difference of arrival (FDOA).-
Politech.1not launchedPolytechnic University of ValenciaUniversitySpain3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedA telescope camera for Earth Imaging, a high-data rate microwave transmitter, and a demonstrator of optical fiber temperature sensor. Also WINCS, an experiment from NASA to study the nature of the upper atmosphere.Elx-based company EMXYS, The Valencian Space Consortium (VSC), spin-off company Aurora Software and Testing
PEARLS 95not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 96not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 97not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Rupercorp Constellation 2not launchedRupercorpCompanyArgentina6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCommercial constellation, based on NanoAvionics M6P platform with “green” chemical propulsion system EPSS C1K, to be launched starting in late 2019.Built by Nanoavionics
TOM 1not launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedPhotogrammetric Ash Cloud Observation by a Formation of three Small Satellites.-
Astrocast 4 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
Arduiqube DIY1not launchedDiysatellite GroupNon-profitArgentinaPocketQube 1p2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSimple testbed that want to measure the vital and attitude parameters of a satellite. Project is mainly oriented for educational purposes.-
PEARLS 18not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Perseus-O 3not launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
RadSat-unot launchedMontana State UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedDemonstrate computer architecture designed to mitigate radiation induced faults.-
PEARLS 98not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
CaNOP (Canopy Near-IR Observing Project)not launchedCarthage CollegeUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedRemote sensing platform for performing multispectral imaging of global forests to help understand large-scale biomass production and carbon uptake in both mature and harvested forests.-
PEARLS 99not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 100not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Rupercorp Constellation 3not launchedRupercorpCompanyArgentina6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCommercial constellation, based on NanoAvionics M6P platform with “green” chemical propulsion system EPSS C1K, to be launched starting in late 2019.Built by Nanoavionics
CATnot launchedJohns Hopkins Applied Physics LaboratoryUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedKey lessons learned from the ORS TECH and RAVAN missions are being applied to this mission.Blue Canyon Technologies will provide the bus, US Department of Defense
CubeBel1not launchedBelarus State UniversityUniversityBelarus2U2019-12-31not launchednot launched1) To test active magnetic attitude control algorithms; 2) To collect scientific data from radiation spectrometer; 3) To locate position using GPS receiver; 4) To take pictures of Earth from Low Earth Orbit; 5) To collect scientific data from IR sensor. -
Astrocast 5 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
Tomsk-TPU 2 TBDnot launchedTomsk Polytechnic UniversityUniversityRussia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMeasuring the position among them and towards the Earth – these are the first actions of the ‘swarm.’-
Perseus-O 4not launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
NepaliSat-1 (BIRDS-3)not launchedKyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityNepal1U2019-12-31600 km, 98 degnot launchedProvide ciphered short messages in its beacon in the 437MHz band. Remote Data Collection based on low powered LoRa modulation for demonstration of remote data collection and processing onboard.-
PEARLS 19not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
MeznSatnot launchedMasdar Institute of Science and TechnologyUniversityUnited Arab Emirates3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCarry a Short-Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) spectrometer as its primary payload, with the aim of deriving Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4) and concentrations in the atmosphere by making observations in the 900–1700nm wavelength region, over the UAE. This mission follows earlier successful missions like CANX-2 and SathyabhamaSat which carried the same payload, an Argus1000 spectrometer. Khalifa Institute of Science and Technology, with the American University of Ras Al Khaima (AURAK), UAE Space Agency (UAE-SA)
Astrocast 6 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
TRYAD 2not launchedAuburn UniversityUniversityUS6U2019-12-31500 km, 50 degnot launchedTo detected Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes in coincidence with ground lighting strike data and characterize the Gamma Ray beam geometries.University of Alabama in Huntsville , NASA
PropSat (ALL-STAR Propulsion Module Satellite)not launchedUniversity of Colorado at BoulderUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launched-Colorado Space Grant Consortium
Painani-1not launchedUniversity of the Mexican Army and Air ForceUniversityMexico3U2019-12-31600 km, 98 degnot launchedIt will carry a low resolution camera and proposes an S Band downlink using frequency hopping technology for the images.Mexican Space Agency
PEARLS 20not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Buccaneer Main Missionnot launchedAustralian Defence Science and Technology OrganisationMilitaryAustralia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedHigh frequency receiver. The mission will provide performance calibration of some aspects of the Jindalee Over-the-Horizon Radar Network (JORN). The antenna will be stowed during launch and jettison from the launch vehicle.KARL engineering
Landmapper-BC 8 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Astrocast 7 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
COPPER 2 (Close Orbiting Propellant Plume and Elemental Recognition)not launchedSaint Louis UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedReflight of COPPER. Imaging mission: Flight-test the abilities of a commercially available compact uncooled microbolometer array to take infrared images of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. Radiation mission: Improve the predictive performance modeling of radiation effects on small, modern space electronics devices by collecting radiation particle collision data from electronics monitoring experiments and relaying the data to the ground.Vanderbilt University, Santa Clara University, Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium
Raavana-1 (BIRDS-3)not launchedKyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversitySri Lanka1U2019-12-31600 km, 98 degnot launchedProvide ciphered short messages in its beacon in the 437MHz band. Remote Data Collection based on low powered LoRa modulation for demonstration of remote data collection and processing onboard.-
CubeSat-UDnot launchedDistrict University of BogotáUniversityColombia1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTo build picosataellites for training and development of a space program. To implement a telemedicine pilot project with space technology, for transmission and reception of ECG signals. Uplink-Downlink of telemetry and control through ground station.Pumpkin
Perseus-O 5not launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
LLITED A (Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancement in Density)not launchedThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedProvide both ionosphere and thermosphere measurements related to the Equatorial Ionization Anomaly (EIA) and the Equatorial Temperature and Wind Anomaly (ETWA). -
Astrocast 8 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
BRICSat-T (Ballistic Reinforced Communication Satellite, previously PSat B, ParkinsonSat B)not launchedUS Naval AcademyUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTogether with RSat-D as part of AMODS (Autonomous Mobile On-orbit Diagnostic System)-
PTD-2 (PTHFDR, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)not launchedNASA AmesAgencyUS6U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedGovernment-furnished technology payloads for a series of flight demonstrations. Flight qualify and characterize a novel thruster pro-vided by Tethers Unlimited, Inc., which uses electrolyzed water as fuel for a small thruster.NASA Glenn
Perseus-O 6not launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
DIDO-3 (Dido-1, SpacePharma)not launchedSpacePharmaCompanyIsrael3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCarry the first generation of their mGnify lab to conduct biochemical experiments in microgravity.-
Uguisu (BIRDS-3)not launchedKyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversitySri Lanka1U2019-12-31600 km, 98 degnot launchedProvide ciphered short messages in its beacon in the 437MHz band. Remote Data Collection based on low powered LoRa modulation for demonstration of remote data collection and processing onboard.-
PEARLS 21not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
HyperCube 1 (CubeSat-FTS)not launchedHarris CorpCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedHyperCube is a 3D sounding instrument designed to measure the speed, direction, and elevation of wind in Earth’s atmosphere (3D wind data). Provides hundreds of hyperspectral bands.Utah State University
Astrocast 9 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
LLITED B (Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancement in Density)not launchedThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedProvide both ionosphere and thermosphere measurements related to the Equatorial Ionization Anomaly (EIA) and the Equatorial Temperature and Wind Anomaly (ETWA). -
Astrocast 10 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
Perseus-O 7not launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
PEARLS 22not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 23not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
CuPID (Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector)not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCarry a miniaturized soft x-ray imaging telescope. Soft x-rays can result from the process of charge exchange and allow one to remotely image the global properties of density in space. -
Perseus-O 8not launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
PEARLS 24not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 25not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Nepal PQ-1not launchedKathmandu UniversityUniversityNepalPocketQube 1p2019-12-31not launchednot launched-Tribhuvan University, ORION Space
iSAT-1 (Iodine Hall, iodine Satellite)not launchedNASA Marshall Space Flight CenterAgencyUS12U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedPropulsion testing, iodine Hall technology.
PEARLS 26not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
ChargerSat-2not launchedUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvilleUniversityUS2U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDesign, build, test, and operate an orbital CubeSat system that will conduct relevant microgravity science on boiling properties in extreme microgravity. Primary focus is to investigate the heat transfer properties of nucleate boiling in extreme microgravity. Investigate 2 key aspects of nucleate boiling in microgravity, the effects of surface roughness and the effects of convection, caused by tiny accelerations.-
PEARLS 27not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
SporeSat2not launchedNASA AmesUniversityUS3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedSpace biology science experiment project to investigate biophysical mechanisms of plant gravity sensing using “labon- a-chip” experiment approach. Utilize flight proven spacecraft technologies demonstrated on prior Ames nanosatellite missions such as PharmaSat and O/OREOS. Technical objectives focus on refining current lab-on-a-chip sensor system in the development of a new CEL-C Advanced bioCD designed for the micro-satellite platform.Purdue University, Santa Clara University
14-BISatnot launchedInstituto Federal FluminenseUniversityBrazil2U2019-12-31not launchednot launched14-BISat will host one of the QB50 science package to study the lower thermosphere. Apart from this cooperation with the QB50 scientific goals, 14-BISat will have two technological objectives: GAMANET and radio-based attitude determination. Radio signals in the S-band region of the spectrum will be sent from three patch antennas on each face of the CubeSat, allowing the receiver(s), either ground stations or other GAMALINK enabled satellites, to measure the carrier phase difference between antennas.QB50,
PEARLS 28not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
HERO-1not launchedHigh Earth RoboticsCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace telescope to track GEO assets and debris from high Earth orbit. Potentially ARGUS constellation stationed 500 km above geostationary orbit. -
PEARLS 29not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
LEDSAT (LED-based Satellite)not launchedUniversity of RomeUniversityItaly1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedEquipped with LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) and retroreflectors for optical tracking with ground-based telescopes and laser ranging observatories.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
FACSAT-2not launchedColombian Air ForceMilitaryColombia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedThe potential FACSAT Program, formed by a unique low inclination constellation and planned to be launched in 2020, will provide the Colombian Air Force with unprecedented space capacities. GomSpace is currently delivering the FACSAT-1 nanosatellite as a turnkey project to the Colombian Air Force with a contracted launch in the first half of 2018.Delivered by GomSpace.
NanoDragonnot launchedVietnam National Satellite CenterInstituteVietnam10 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launched--
PEARLS 30not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
SONATEnot launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany3U2019-12-31600 km, SSOnot launchedAutonomous sensor and planning system (ASAP) has been developed to autonomously detects events of interest in its observed sensor data.-
PEARLS 31not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
ANUSAT-2not launchedAnna UniversityUniversityIndia2U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedIon/Neutral mass spectrometer (INMS) provided by QB50 group to study the ion density in troposphere. Payload for carrying out Ionospheric Tomography experiments. GAMANET Communication system as a secondary communication system.QB50,
NUTS (NTNU Test Satellite)not launchedNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyUniversityNorway2U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedFeatures: Two transceivers (UHF, VHF); ADCS-system, Robust internal data bus; Robust power supply and system management. Proposed: IR-camera for scientific payload, internal wireless experiment; -
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PEARLS 32not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 33not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
NetSat-1not launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2019-12-31not launchednot launched4 satellite formation flying mission. Distributed computing capabilities, formation control, DTNs, MANets. -
RSat-D (Repair CubeSat Demonstrator)not launchedUnited States Naval AcademyUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAutonomous Mobile On-orbit Diagnostic System (AMODS) which utilizes CubeSats to perform on-orbit inspections on conventional spacecraft. AMODS comprises a multiple CubeSat arrangement wherein one self-propelled CubeSat will deliver one of several repair CubeSats with manipulable arms to spacecraft for the purpose of providing diagnostic, maintenance and repair services.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PEARLS 34not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
CONASAT Anot launchedNational Institute for Space ResearchInstituteBrazil8U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedGather environmental data like rain volume, temperature, humidity, air pollution, ocean streams, environmental hazards, etc. collected and transmitted to satellite by remote platforms on ground, and to retransmit them to the mission center. At least two identical satellites shall be launched.-
PEARLS 35not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
ACRUX-1not launchedUniversity of MelbourneUniversityAustralia1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTo launch a student-built CubeSat from scratch. To test the functionality of the subsystems. To develop future satellite missions. Validated Form Factor CubeSat with low-gain antenna capabilities and minor flight control abilities. Validation of 4/6 subsystems required for high gain antenna design. Creation of processes and template documentation to support future design projects.-
CONASAT Bnot launchedNational Institute for Space ResearchInstituteBrazil8U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedGather environmental data like rain volume, temperature, humidity, air pollution, ocean streams, environmental hazards, etc. collected and transmitted to satellite by remote platforms on ground, and to retransmit them to the mission center. At least two identical satellites shall be launched.-
PEARLS 36not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 37not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
OUFTI-2not launchedUniversity of LiègeUniversityBelgium1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedD-STAR amateur-radio telecommunciations, just as for OUFTI-1. Will be designed totally from scratch.-
PEARLS 39not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
APSS-I QuakeTECnot launchedUniversity of AucklandUniversityNew Zealand1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDetecting earthquakes from disturbances in the ionosphere.-
PEARLS 40not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Helios 2not launchedHelios WireCompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) service specifically designed for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs. Astro Digital provides spacecraft bus.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Astrocast 11 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
NetSat-2not launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2019-12-31not launchednot launched4 satellite formation flying mission. Distributed computing capabilities, formation control, DTNs, MANets. -
BMSTU-Sailnot launchedBauman Moscow State Technical UniversityUniversityRussia1U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedThe main purposes of BMSTU-Sail space experiment is development of technology for deployment thin film space structures which are spin-stabilized and creating of educational materials for BMSTU students with space-related specialization.Russian Federal Space Agency, RSC "Energia"
PEARLS 41not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 42not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Helios 1not launchedHelios WireCompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) service specifically designed for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs. Astro Digital provides spacecraft bus.
PISat-2not launchedPES Institute of TechnologyUniversityIndia10 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedUltraviolet imager that will stare at a single point in space for the lifetime of the mission. Search for variable sources, those that change in brightness. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Defence Research and Development Organization
GLADOS (Glint Analyzing Data Observation Satellite)not launchedUniversity at BuffaloUniversityUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedGather light data on space debris in geostationary orbit. This light data can be used to classify space debris, as well as to characterize the size, shape, and material properties of space debris.Use a space-based platform for collecting multi-band photometric data of glinting geostationary space objects to identify their type, surface materials, and orientation.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Astrocast 12 (ELSE)not launchedAstrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow data M2M and IoT services.-
NetSat-3not launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2019-12-31not launchednot launched4 satellite formation flying mission. Distributed computing capabilities, formation control, DTNs, MANets. -
GOSTE 1not launchedUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDevelop and deploy a Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) radio occulation (RO) system that will contribute to our understanding of tropical cyclogenesis. Observations from the tropics will be combined with observational data from other sources to provide improved maps of mid-level moisture, vorticity, and temperature in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. These products will improve estimates of the potential intensity of developing tropical cyclones and their intensity predictions, while the temperature profiles through the stratosphere will provide observations for testing general circulation model predictions.-
PEARLS 43not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
CryoCube 2not launchedNASA Kennedy Space CenterAgencyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedA CubeSat-Scale Testbed for Cryogenic Fluid Management Technologies. Cryogenic fluid management experiments: fluid location sensing, slosh characterization, cryogenic fluid transfer .-
NetSat-4not launchedUniversity of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2019-12-31not launchednot launched4 satellite formation flying mission. Distributed computing capabilities, formation control, DTNs, MANets. -
PEARLS 44not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Azad-1not launchedMaulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyUniversityIndia1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCapture solar images from spaceISRO
SpaceTime 1not launchedSpaceTimeCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedReal-time high-resolution video, imagery and immersive experiences from space. Using the latest VR, AR and MR technology, our users will be transported into space – in real-time.ISIS will build first two platforms.
PlanetiQ 1not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
PEARLS 45not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Overview One (Overview 1A, SpaceVR)not launchedSpaceVRCompanyUS3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedVirtual reality satellite.Pumpkin
PlanetiQ 2not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
SpaceTime 2not launchedSpaceTimeCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedReal-time high-resolution video, imagery and immersive experiences from space. Using the latest VR, AR and MR technology, our users will be transported into space – in real-time.ISIS will build first two platforms.
PEARLS 46not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Bluefield 1not launchedBluefieldCompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMethane tracking with 20x20 meter pixel resolution and 100ppm-m methane emissions level -- 1% of the product-process atmospheric background (detecting natural gas storage and pipeline leaks, fracking, heavy industries, landfills, mining, tailing ponds, permafrost, wastewater, rice paddies, palm oil plantations, livestock, etc.)-
Guatesat-1 (Guatemala CubeSat, GTCube)not launchedUniversity of the Valley of GuatemalaUniversityGuatemala1U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedA monochromatic camera, alongside a rotating mechanism that holds and changes between four optical filters, will be used to test the remote sensing capabilities of the satellite. -
STUDSAT-2Anot launchedNitte Meenakshi Institute of TechnologyUniversityIndia10 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAIS for ship-tracking. HAM radio payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PlanetiQ 3not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
HeDI (Helium Doppler Imager)not launchedNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedHelium Doppler Imager-
PEARLS 47not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Alphanot launchedCornell UniversityUniversityUS1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTechnology demonstration mission to deploy a 1x1m light sail with four tiny “chipsats” called Sprites attached.-
MCNAIRnot launchedAkash SystemsCompanyUS12U2019-12-31500 km, 97.8 degnot launchedTest its GaN-on-Diamond transmitter technology with a flight-proven software defined radio (SDR) into a compact form factor.-
CayugaSatnot launchedCornell UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedIt has 4 by 4.5 m solar sail.Ithaca High School
Bluefield 2not launchedBluefieldCompanyUS16U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMethane tracking with 20x20 meter pixel resolution and 100ppm-m methane emissions level -- 1% of the product-process atmospheric background (detecting natural gas storage and pipeline leaks, fracking, heavy industries, landfills, mining, tailing ponds, permafrost, wastewater, rice paddies, palm oil plantations, livestock, etc.)-
PlanetiQ 4not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
RADSatnot launchedEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTechnological demonstration of the Highly Miniaturized Radiation Monitor. The HMRM is designed to measure radiation in outer space. If the payload has a successful flight test, it will have the capability to serve as a minaturiate and reliable radiation monitor for larger missions. Delft University of Technology
GamaSatnot launchedUniversity of PortoUniversityPortugal3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of the QB50 science package to study the lower thermosphere. Apart from this cooperation with the QB50 scientific goals, GAMASAT will have three technological objectives: GAMANET, radio-based attitude determination and Q-RED which is a controlled de-orbiting and re-entry experiment that includes small reentry capsule.QB50, Tekever, VORSat
NANOsky (Misija Trisat)not launchedSkyLabsCompanySlovenia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedThe cube is equipped with instruments for observing Earth in the visible and deep infra-red spectrum.University of Maribor
PEARLS 48not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PlanetiQ 5not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
Buccaneer Flight 3 Anot launchedUniversity of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW Canberra)MilitaryAustralia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace instrumentation flight. Diode-laser-based limb sounder (extending UNSW’s flight instrument from SCRAMSPACE). First experience in operating a formation, including comms. KARL engineering
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PlanetiQ 6not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
PEARLS 49not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Topside Soundernot launchedASTRA (Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates)CompanyUS12U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedLow power FMCW HF Sounding instrument to make topside measurements of the ionosphere from a CubeSat platform. -
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PEARLS 50not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Drag-free CubeSatnot launchedStanford University / NASA AmesUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate inexpensive drag-free technology in a nanosatellite mission. The performance goal is derived from the NASA Earth Science Goals for future geodesy: namely a drag-free target performance of 10-12 m s-2 Hz-1/2 in the frequency range of 10 mHz to 1 Hz. To demonstrate integration of the new technology and to provide an in-orbit performance test.-
RAAF M2 Bnot launchedUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra)UniversityAustralia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launched• Deliver to the RAAF AIS / ADS-B capability across the globe using COTS AIS and ADS-B systems. • Test, validate and further develop Australian SSA capabilities by providing engineering design and performance data for the design of future passive radar systems to track LEO spacecraft. • Develop and demonstrate software defined radio capability, which is used to support AIS and ADS-B monitoring and recording and GNSS SDR receive capability for passive LEO tacking. • Develop and demonstrate building-block technologies and CONOPS for future ADF space capabilities.Australian Defence Force (ADF)
Cu-REOnot launchedUniversity of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)UniversityIndia1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAid in prediction of the earthquakes prior to their occurrence. In the initial stage it will be used as a 'test bed for verifying the hypothetical research work in the detection of seismic activity by studying the perturbations in the magnetic field of Earth', however, in later stage it will be used to detect the earthquakes solely.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
ANDESITE Mule (Ad-Hoc Network Demonstration for Extended Satellite-Based Inquiry and Other Team Endeavors)not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDeploys 8 small picosatellites. "ANDESITE is a 6U CubeSat that deploys several smaller “pico-satellites” that each have their own self-contained scientific magnetometer, power system and radio communication system. Space-Based Wireless Sensor Network (SB-WSN) that addresses the limit of individual satellites’ ability to spatially and temporally resolve the information on various space phenomena.-
LightSail-C (LightSail-3)not launchedThe Planetary SocietyNon-profitUS3U2019-12-31Sun-Earth Libration Point L1not launchedDemonstrate the deployment of a 32 m2 solar sail from a 3-unit CubeSat platform.LightSail-3 will go to the Sun-Earth Libration Point, L1, where solar sails could be permanently placed as solar weather stations.Aerospace Corp, Stellar Exploration Systems, California Polytechnic University, Georgia Institute of Technology
PEARLS 51not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Commtrailnot launched-CompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSearch and rescue.Built by Tyvak.
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
AISTECH6U-1not launchedAistech SpaceCompanySpain6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of 25 satellites for M2M / IoT, thermal imaging and aviation tracking (ADS-B).-
Buccaneer Flight 3 Bnot launchedUniversity of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW Canberra)MilitaryAustralia3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedSpace instrumentation flight. Diode-laser-based limb sounder (extending UNSW’s flight instrument from SCRAMSPACE). First experience in operating a formation, including comms. KARL engineering
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Cannaenot launchedTheseusCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedEmDrive / Cannae Drive test to test propellantless propulsion.Cannae has formed a company called Theseus with industrial partners LAI International of Tempe, AZ and SpaceQuest Ltd. of Fairfax, VA to launch the satellite.
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
PEARLS 52not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Athenoxat-2not launchedMicrospace Rapid Pte Ltd.CompanyItaly3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate the functionality of night vision optical payload on a Cubesat Class Nanosatellite. 25dB reflectarray antenna for X-band circular and bi-polarized super-high-speed comms. -
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Positron-1not launchedPositron DynamicsCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedPositron powered CubeSat. Animatter propulsion system.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
TechCube 1not launchedNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedThe satellite carries a REPT (Relativistic Electron Proton Telescope) sensor of a new simple, low-cost design, an imager and a SpaceCube high performance processor.-
ANDESITE Sensor Node 1not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS0.38 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of 8 small picosatellites to be deployed from ANDESITE. Contains magnetometer, radios, GPS, EPS and science payload. -
OMS IOD Mission 1not launchedOrbital Micro SystemsCompanyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedFast-growing Clyde Space has been commissioned by the Satellite Applications Catapult and Innovate UK to build four CubeSats for the programme. The company’s satellites will eventually be launched from the International Space Station, enabling in-orbit demonstration of technical and business propositions.Platform by Clyde Space, Innovate UK, Funding by UK Satellite Applications Catapult.
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Waypoint 1not launchedSpaceFab.USCompanyUS12U2019-12-31not launchednot launched21 centimeter mirror with extended optics. Image intensified ultraviolet and visible camera, and a 48 megapixel camera for visible and near-infrared imaging for astronomical and Earth observation purposes, available for use by customers around the world. Also provide 150 band hyper-spectral camera for Earth observation at 3 meter resolution for use in scientific and commercial applications. -
PEARLS 53not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
ECOSat-IIInot launchedUniversity of VictoriaUniversityCanada3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedThe Enhanced Communications Satellite (ECoSat-III) will further The University of Victoria’s contribution to research and development of communication systems on nano satellite systems. ECoSat-III will be flying with multiple missions focused on the areas of amateur radio and amateur satellite communications as well as further development into enhanced Attitude Determination and Control Systems. -
IOD Mission 2not launchedSatellite Applications Catapult AgencyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedFast-growing Clyde Space has been commissioned by the Satellite Applications Catapult and Innovate UK to build four CubeSats for the programme. The company’s satellites will eventually be launched from the International Space Station, enabling in-orbit demonstration of technical and business propositions.Clyde Space, Innovate UK
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-v xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
FSSCat Anot launchedGolbriak SpaceCompanyEstonia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCollect data to complement the Copernicus Sentinels and, in particular, to support the Copernicus Land and Marine Environment services using a state-of-the-art dual microwave payload as well as a multispectral optical payload.Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
ANDESITE Sensor Node 5not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS0.38 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of 8 small picosatellites to be deployed from ANDESITE. Contains magnetometer, radios, GPS, EPS and science payload. -
PEARLS 54not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Orbital Factory IInot launchedUniversity of Texas at El PasoUniversityUS3U2019-12-31GTOnot launchedTest additive manufacturing — or 3D printing — utilizing conductive polymers to perform the simulated repair of a solar array junction in orbit.ULA
RECONSOnot launchedGeorgia Institute of TechnologyUniversityUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOptical payload in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to enable low-cost unqueued space object detection and tracking. Inertial bearing and apparent magnitude measurement will be processed on-board and downlinked to Georgia Tech for further processing and distribution.-
CASPA (Cold Atom Space Payload)not launchedTeledyne e2vCompanyUK6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedUsing quantum technology they will provide a state-of-the-art technical solution capable of creating ultra-sensitive ‘cold atoms’ in space. Applications for instruments based on this technology include more accurate monitoring of changes in polar ice mass, ocean currents and sea level, the ability to monitor underground water resources and discover new underground natural resource deposits which are currently not detectable. The technology will also be used for deep space navigation and for providing higher precision timing sources in space. Built by Clyde Space. Funded by Innovate UK. University of Southampton, Gooch & Housego, XCAM, Covesion.
IOD Mission 3not launchedSatellite Applications Catapult AgencyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedFast-growing Clyde Space has been commissioned by the Satellite Applications Catapult and Innovate UK to build four CubeSats for the programme. The company’s satellites will eventually be launched from the International Space Station, enabling in-orbit demonstration of technical and business propositions.Clyde Space, Innovate UK
PlanetiQ 7not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
iCUBE 2not launchedIslamabad Institute of Science and TechnologyInstitutePakistan3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTBD-
ANDESITE Sensor Node 6not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS0.38 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of 8 small picosatellites to be deployed from ANDESITE. Contains magnetometer, radios, GPS, EPS and science payload. -
TechEdSat-7not launchedNASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS2U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedFurther develop the Exo-Brake system, as well as demonstrate a CubeSat Identity Tag (CUBIT), a DARPA RF-ID system for future identification of functioning and non-functioning nanosatellites.-
FemtoXatnot launchedUniversity of VigoUniversitySpain1U2019-12-31not launchednot launched--
PEARLS 55not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
NITESat (Night Imaging & Tracking Experiment Satellite) )not launchedAdler PlanetariumNon-profitUS2U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAcquire high quality nighttime imagery of the Midwest from orbit to measure the quantity and quality of light pollution across a 1000 km x 1000 km area centered on ChicagoOrbital Transports
FSSCat Bnot launchedGolbriak SpaceCompanyEstonia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedCollect data to complement the Copernicus Sentinels and, in particular, to support the Copernicus Land and Marine Environment services using a state-of-the-art dual microwave payload as well as a multispectral optical payload.Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
IOD Mission 4not launchedSatellite Applications Catapult AgencyUK3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedFast-growing Clyde Space has been commissioned by the Satellite Applications Catapult and Innovate UK to build four CubeSats for the programme. The company’s satellites will eventually be launched from the International Space Station, enabling in-orbit demonstration of technical and business propositions.Clyde Space, Innovate UK
PlanetiQ 8not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
ADE (Aerodynamic Deorbit Experiment)not launchedPurdue UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31GTOnot launchedProvide flight qualification and characterize the performance of a deployable drag device to accelerate the deorbit of small satellites following the completion of an operational mission.​ULA
KickSat-2not launchedCornell UniversityUniversityUS3U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedReflight of KickSat. Carry and deploy 200 Sprites. A 1U avionics bus will provide power, communications, and command and data handling functions. A 2U deployer has been developed to house the Sprites. 104 Sprites will be stacked atop a spring-loaded pusher and secured by a nichrome burn wire system.-
ANDESITE Sensor Node 8not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS0.38 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of 8 small picosatellites to be deployed from ANDESITE. Contains magnetometer, radios, GPS, EPS and science payload. -
PEARLS 56not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PlanetiQ 9not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
DSM-BRAC (M-BARC 1)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS2U2019-12-31GTOnot launchedTest various systems that are expect to fly aboard a larger, future CubeSat to serve as a time capsule celebrating the school’s 200th anniversary.ULA
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
KLETSkous 1not launchedSA AMSATNon-profitSouth Africa1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTo give Radio Amateurs in Southern Africa easy access to a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite on as many of the available passes as possible.-
MIST (MIiniature STudent satellite)not launchedRoyal Institute of Technology (KTH)UniversitySweden3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedPrototype Cubesat propulsion system. Test of key parts of a mass spectrometer. Test of piezoelectric linear motor. X-ray Background Explorer. Test of SiC operational amplifier Integrated Devices and Circuits. Microfluidic Orbital Resuscitation of Bacteria. New method for trapping data errors.Nanospace, Institute of Space Physics, Piezomotor AB
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Foresail-1not launchedFinnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable SpaceInstituteFinland3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMain payload is Particle Telescope (PATE). Pparticle detector capable to measure electrons and protons, their energies and pitch angles. The electrons are monitored with a range of 80 to 1600 keV with a single channel, while the protons are monitored with a range of 8 to 30 MeV in two energy channels. The secondary payload is the Electrostatic Plasma Brake, developed by Finnish Meteorological Institute. The device is designed to lower the orbit altitude of the satellite and deorbit the satellite.University of Helsinki, Aalto University, the University of Turku, and the Finnish Meteorological Institute
3CAT-4not launchedPolytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, BarcelonaTECH)UniversitySpain1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedImplements in a Software Defined Radio a “flexible microwave payload” to perform (sequentially): 1) dualband (L1, L2/L5) GNSS-Reflectometry, 2) L-band radiometry with digital Radio Frequency Interference detection and mitigation techniques, and 3) an experimental Automatic Identification System (AIS).-
ANDESITE Sensor Node 3not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS0.38 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of 8 small picosatellites to be deployed from ANDESITE. Contains magnetometer, radios, GPS, EPS and science payload. -
PlanetiQ 10not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
PEARLS 57not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
AAUSAT6not launchedAalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedTBD-
PlanetiQ 11not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
Nepal TBD (BIRDS-3)not launched-UniversityNepal1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedProvide digital message relay service to the amateur radio community by means of an APRS digipeater onboard. Demonstrate a store-and-forward (S&F) system. -
ANDESITE Sensor Node 7not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS0.38 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of 8 small picosatellites to be deployed from ANDESITE. Contains magnetometer, radios, GPS, EPS and science payload. -
ASELSATnot launchedITU (Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedGSD of at least 30 meter payload and X Band downlink system is designed and developed.ASELSAN, Gumush Space, ERTEK Ltd.
TARGIT (LiDAR CubeSat)not launchedGeorgia Tech Research CorporationNon-profitUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAssemble, test, and integrate a miniaturized LiDAR imaging camera. A parallel development will also design and test a deployable inflatable that will serve as the lidar camera's primary imaging target.-
PEARLS 58not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
D3 CubeSat Bnot launchedUniversity of FloridaUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDevelop and demonstrate a simple, reliable, low-cost, non-propulsive system for deliberate deorbit of small spacecraft, including CubeSats. In order to achieve this goal, the project’s focus is on developing a proof-of-concept design that will control the orbital decay, up to the atmospheric ballistic entry point, of CubeSat form factors up to 12U. NASA Launch Services Program
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
PlanetiQ 12not launchedPlanetiQCompanyUS6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation of commercial GPS radio occultation satellites for weather data.Blue Canyon Tech is building the bus.
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Perseus-O 1not launchedDauria AerospaceCompanyRussia6U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.-
ANDESITE Sensor Node 4not launchedBoston UniversityUniversityUS0.38 kg2019-12-31not launchednot launchedOne of 8 small picosatellites to be deployed from ANDESITE. Contains magnetometer, radios, GPS, EPS and science payload. -
D3 CubeSat Anot launchedUniversity of FloridaUniversityUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedDevelop and demonstrate a simple, reliable, low-cost, non-propulsive system for deliberate deorbit of small spacecraft, including CubeSats. In order to achieve this goal, the project’s focus is on developing a proof-of-concept design that will control the orbital decay, up to the atmospheric ballistic entry point, of CubeSat form factors up to 12U. NASA Launch Services Program
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
PEARLS 59not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
RVSAT-1not launchedR V College of EngineeringUniversityIndia2U2019-12-31Not Launchednot launchedTo inspire young minds to have confidence in taking up challenging tasks, by giving room for interdisciplinary research, sharing of knowledge to enhance engineering skills and collectively work to design, build, launch and operate nanosatellite systems. ISRO
Japan TBD (BIRDS-3)not launched-UniversityJapan1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedProvide digital message relay service to the amateur radio community by means of an APRS digipeater onboard. Demonstrate a store-and-forward (S&F) system. -
BeoCube (Braunschweig Educational Orbital CubeSat)not launchedTechnische Universität BraunschweigUniversityGermany1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedEducate university students and support research in fields like space situational awareness and orbit propagation.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
INSPIRE-A (Interplanetary NanoSpacecraft Pathfinder In Relevant Environment)not launchedJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyAgencyUS3U2019-12-31Interplanetarynot launchedDemonstrate fundamental functionality in deep space: command & data handling telecommunication, and navigation. Characterize CubeSat system performance in the deep space. Demonstrate mother-daughter mission architectures by relaying communications. Demonstrate the capability to support COTS/university processor subsystems in functioning despite upsets, by monitoring and power-cycling them.California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo (CalPoly), Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Michigan (UMich), and University of Texas-Austin (UTexas).
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
GOLF-TEE (reater Orbit, Larger Footprint – Technology Exploration Environment)not launchedAMSATNon-profitUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedVanderbilt University Low Energy Proton (LEP) experiment. Deployable solar panels, ADAC (attitude determination and control), Software Defined Radio (SDR) TransponderVanderbilt University
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
HFSATnot launchedUS Naval AcademyUniversityUS1.5U2019-12-31not launchednot launched15 metre to 10 metre linear transponder with 30kHz bandwidth. -
SUCHAI 2not launchedUniversity of ChileUniversityChile3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedIonosphere and magnetosphere researchAurora Space
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
INSPIRE-B (Interplanetary NanoSpacecraft Pathfinder In Relevant Environment)not launchedJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyAgencyUS3U2019-12-31Interplanetarynot launchedDemonstrate fundamental functionality in deep space: command & data handling telecommunication, and navigation. Characterize CubeSat system performance in the deep space. Demonstrate mother-daughter mission architectures by relaying communications. Demonstrate the capability to support COTS/university processor subsystems in functioning despite upsets, by monitoring and power-cycling them.California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo (CalPoly), Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Michigan (UMich), and University of Texas-Austin (UTexas).
EyeSat (EYE-SAT)not launchedCNESAgencyFrance3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedAstronomy mission to study the zodiacal light and imaging of the Milky Way developed by students.-
Sri Lanka TBD (BIRDS-3)not launched-UniversitySri Lanka1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedProvide digital message relay service to the amateur radio community by means of an APRS digipeater onboard. Demonstrate a store-and-forward (S&F) system. -
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Hera-2not launchedHera SystemsCompanyUS12U2019-12-31not launchednot launched1-meter resolution satellites that will deliver fresh, daily imagery and video of the Earth and make them available on demand through a simplified user interface.-
Istsat-1 (ISTnanosat 1, ISTsat-1, ISTnanosat-1)not launchedInstituto Superior Técnico (IST)UniversityPortugal1U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTest an ADS-B receiver that aims to track aircraft in flight.-
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D, CErn Latchup Experiment STudent sAtellite)not launchedUniversity of MontpellierUniversityFrance1U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedIn-orbit testing of a radiation monitor and a single event latch-up experiment. Twofold setup of a combined radiation monitoring unit based on the CERN Radiation Monitor (RadMon) system coupled with a Single Event Latch-up (SEL) test station. RadMon technology has already been fully demonstrated and validated at CERN for its ground application and it is being optimized to comply with space applications constraints.CERN
SUCHAI 3not launchedUniversity of ChileUniversityChile3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedIonosphere and magnetosphere researchAurora Space
Lemur-3not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Opusat-IInot launchedOsaka Prefecture UniversityUniversityJapan2U2019-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedHigh-speed communication performance evaluation. Message box service. Increase the population of amateur radio operators.-
Hera-1 (1HOPSat)not launchedHera SystemsCompanyUS12U2019-12-31not launchednot launched1-meter resolution satellites that will deliver fresh, daily imagery and video of the Earth and make them available on demand through a simplified user interface.-
Lemur-2not launchedSpireCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedWeather data for government and commercial customers. Measuring signals from GPS satellites as those signals pass through the atmosphere. STRATOS imaging payload and the SENSE AIS payload.-
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2019-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
NanoBobnot launchedUniversity of GrenobleUniversityFrance12U2020-03-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate the experimental feasibility of fully quantum communication over a distance of 500 km.Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI)
Lunar Flashlightnot launchedNASA JPLAgencyUS6U2020-06-31Lunarnot launchedIlluminate permanently-shadowed regions and detect water ice absorption bands in the near-infrared. Lasers in 4 different bands illuminate the lunar surface with a 3 degree beam (1Km). Light reflected off the lunar surface enters the spectrometer to distinguish water ices from regolith. -
NEA-Scout (Near Earth Asteroid Scout)not launchedNASA Marshall Space Flight CenterAgencyUS6U2020-06-31Interplanetarynot launchedMission to rendezvous with an asteroid and gather detailed imagery. Use a solar sail to enable a cubesat to travel slowly past an asteroid.-
CU-E3 (Colorado University Earth Escape Explorer)not launchedUniversity of ColoradoUniversityUS6U2020-06-31Interplanetarynot launchedFlat-panel antenna array for high data rate communications. Uses solar pressure for orbit control.-
Milesnot launchedTampa HackerspaceNon-profitUS6U2020-06-31Lunarnot launchedIodine-fueled plasma thruster.-
EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft)not launchedJAXAAgencyJapan6U2020-06-31Lunar L2not launchedLunar L2 (libration-point) orbiter. Demonstrate trajectory design and control techniques and the associated technologies in the Sun-Earth-Moon perturbed region by a nano-spacecraft; To study the radiation environment in the geospace; To characterize the flux of impacting meteors at the far side of the Moon. -
Cislunar Explorernot launchedCornell UniversityUniversityUS6U2020-06-31Lunarnot launchedDemonstrate using water as propellant. Uses electricity to split its water propellant into Hydrogen and Oxygen, which it burns as fuel.-
Lunar IceCube (Lunar Ice Cube Orbiter)not launchedMorehead State UniversityUniversityUS6U2020-06-31Lunarnot launchedProspect for water ice and other lunar volatiles from a low-perigee lunar orbit flying only 100 km (62 miles) above the lunar surface. Use an innovative RF Ion engine to achieve lunar capture and the science orbit to allow the team to make systematic measurements of lunar water features.Busek Company (Natick MA), NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center (GSFC in Greenbelt MD), and the Catholic University of America (CUA)
LunIR (SkyFire)not launchedLockheed MartinCompanyUS6U2020-06-31Lunar fly-bynot launchedDuring lunar fly-by, it will collect spectroscopy and thermography, address both Moon and Mars SKGs for surface characterization, remote sensing, and site selection. Hosting a mid-wave Infra-Red (MWIR) sensor.-
LunaH-Map not launchedArizona State UniversityUniversityUS6U2020-06-31Lunarnot launchedMap the hydrogen content of the entire South Pole of the moon, including within permanently shadowed regions at high resolution. Measure the bulk hydrogen content, up to a meter beneath the lunar surface, while the instruments on both Lunar IceCube and FLASHLIGHT will tell us about the very top few microns.-
CuSPnot launchedSouthwest Research InstituteInstituteUS6U2020-06-31Interplanetarynot launchedStudy Solar Particles. First protype of an interplanetary CubeSat space weather station. It will observe space weather events hours before they reach Earth.NASA
ArgoMoonnot launchedArgotecCompanyItaly6U2020-06-31Lunarnot launchedTake several historically significant pictures of the EM-1 mission and it will test some innovative communication systems-
OMOTENASHInot launchedUniversity of TokyoUniversityJapan6U2020-06-31Interplanetarynot launched3 modules: orbiting module, retro motor module, and surface probe. Demonstrate the technology for low-cost and very small spacecraft to explore the lunar surface. This technology could open up new possibilities for future missions to inexpensively investigate the surface of the moon.JAXA
BioSentinelnot launchedNASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS6U2020-06-31Heliocentric orbit, Lunary fly-bynot launchedRadiation Biosensor to Gauge DNA Damage and Repair Beyond Low Earth Orbit. • Develop a deep space nanosat capability • Develop a radiation biosensor useful for other missions • Define & validate SLS secondary payload interfaces and accommodations for a biological payloadNASA Johnson Space Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center, and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Landmapper-HD 7 (Corvus-HD)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS16U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 2.5 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
MECSE (Magnetohydrodynamics / Electrohydrodynamics CubeSat Experiment)not launchedUniversity of Beira InteriorUniversityPortugal3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedMeasure and Manipulate the Ionospheric Plasma Layer-
Landmapper-HD 8 (Corvus-HD)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS16U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 2.5 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
PRETTY (Passive REflecTomeTrY)not launchedESAAgencyAustria3U2020-12-31not launchednot launcheddemonstrate the technique of GNSS Reflectometry at low grazing angles for altimetry (primarily for sea ice detection) using a new software-defined GNSS receiver. Additionally, a miniaturised radiation dosimeter will also be tested in flight.RUAG Space, TU Graz, Seibersdorf Laboratories
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Landmapper-HD 9 (Corvus-HD)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS16U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 2.5 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
INSPIRESat-1not launchedUniversity of Colorado BoulderUniversityUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedEstablish a long-term academic program for developing a constellation of small satellites and a global network of ground stations, Chandran explains. INSPIRE aims to provide a University constellation of Earth & space weather observing satellites. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and the Indian Space Research Organization, National Central University and the National Space Organization in Taiwan, the University of Versailles in France, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman and the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan.
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
NEUDOSEnot launchedMcMaster UniversityUniversityCanada3U2020-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedInvestigates the types of radiation doses that astronauts would experience during extravehicular activities (EVAs) while in low earth orbit.NASA
TUDSatnot launchedTechnical University of DarmstadtUniversityGermany1U2020-12-31not launchednot launched--
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
CUTE (Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment)not launchedUniversity of Colorado BoulderUniversityUS6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedUse near-ultraviolet (NUV) transmission spectroscopy from 255 to 330 nanometers (nm) to characterize the composition and mass-loss rates of exoplanet atmospheres.NASA
3CAT-3 (3CAT3, MOTS)not launchedUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaUniversitySpain6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedMultispectral camera and an L-band radiometer. integration of standardized platforms and subsystems, developed at the NanoSat Lab.-
FireSat / MDASatnot launchedUK Space AgencyAgencyUK3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedDetecting wildfires with a k-line Imager (Potassium Imager).Clyde Space, University of Strathclyde, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Technical University of Kenya, South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
Landmapper-HD 10 (Corvus-HD)not launchedAstro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS16U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedHigh quality multispectral sensors that provide for automated identification of ground features such as crop types, their vigor, and stage in the growing cycle with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.Astro Digital
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
MARIO (Measurement of Actuator Response and Impedance on Orbit)not launchedUniversity of MichiganUniversityUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedCharacterize the behavior and degradation of macro-fiber composite materials under actuation and structural health monitoring configurations.-
BRIANnot launchedUniversity of BuffaloUniversityUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedFly a software defined radio payload in order to characterize and develop a temporal and spatial map of the background radio noise on commonly used CubeSat bands.-
Garatéa-L (Garatea-L)not launchedAirvantisCompanyBrazil6U2020-12-31Lunarnot launched3 major scientific experiments in astrobiology, space medicine and one to make a milt-zone imaging of the lunar surface. Study the effects of the microgravity environment on different life forms. University of São Paulo, European Space Agency, UK Space Agency.
Flock-xx xxnot launchedPlanet LabsCompanyUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution -
WISCER (Wideband Ionospheric Sounder Cubesat Experiment)not launchedThales Alenia?CompanyUK3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedWideband (~100 MHz) beacon on a low cost cubesat in order to measure and evaluate the ionospheric channel. Deployable antenna from Oxford Space Systems. SAR.University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Oxford Space Systems
KASI Sat A (SNIPE)not launched Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)InstituteSouth Korea6U2020-12-31500-600 kmnot launchedIdentifying temporal and spatial variation of small scale plasma structures in Ionosphere and Magnetosphere. Constellation of Four 6U-Nanosats. Formation Flying (Slow separation from 10 km to 100 km for 6 months).Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Yonsei University, Kyoto University, JAXA ISAS, Nagoya University, Kanazawa University
SpecOceannot launchedUniversity of GeorgiaUniversityUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedDevelop and operate the first moderate resolution coastal ecosystem and ocean color CubeSat to monitor coastal wetlands status, estuarine water quality, and near-coastal ocean productivity.-
KASI Sat B (SNIPE)not launched Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)InstituteSouth Korea6U2020-12-31500-600 kmnot launchedIdentifying temporal and spatial variation of small scale plasma structures in Ionosphere and Magnetosphere. Constellation of Four 6U-Nanosats. Formation Flying (Slow separation from 10 km to 100 km for 6 months).Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Yonsei University, Kyoto University, JAXA ISAS, Nagoya University, Kanazawa University
RACE 1 (Rendezvous Autonomous CubeSats Experiment)not launchedESAAgencyFrance3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedCubeSat rendezvous.-
LetSat-1not launchedLeTourneau UniversityUniversityUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedExplore the feasibility of deploying artificial intelligence hardware in low earth orbit. Raise the Technology Readiness Level of commercial artificial intelligence hardware. Use artificial intelligence image recognition to determine orbital position. Developing revolutionary software for space-based neural networks. It is similar to traditional facial recognition software, except it will be processing images of the earth to determine the location the picture was taken at.-
KASI Sat C (SNIPE)not launched Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)InstituteSouth Korea6U2020-12-31500-600 kmnot launchedIdentifying temporal and spatial variation of small scale plasma structures in Ionosphere and Magnetosphere. Constellation of Four 6U-Nanosats. Formation Flying (Slow separation from 10 km to 100 km for 6 months).Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Yonsei University, Kyoto University, JAXA ISAS, Nagoya University, Kanazawa University
PACE (Pre-capture Autonomous CubeSats Experiment)not launchedESAAgencyFrance3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedCubeSat formation flying, rendezvous and docking.-
Unicorn-3not launchedAlba OrbitalCompanyUKPocketQube 3p2020-12-31not launchednot launchedAdvanced 3p PocketQube platform.-
AMS (Agricultural Monitoring)not launchedISIS (Innovative Solutions In Space)CompanyNetherlands16U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate MWIR instrument in a CubeSat. Provide Soil Moisture Data In Real.Develop Commercial Scalable service. Accommodate Cooling and fine pointing.-
KASI Sat D (SNIPE)not launched Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)InstituteSouth Korea6U2020-12-31500-600 kmnot launchedIdentifying temporal and spatial variation of small scale plasma structures in Ionosphere and Magnetosphere. Constellation of Four 6U-Nanosats. Formation Flying (Slow separation from 10 km to 100 km for 6 months).Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Yonsei University, Kyoto University, JAXA ISAS, Nagoya University, Kanazawa University
LPUSATnot launchedLovely Professional UniversityUniversityIndia2U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedStudy the structure, origin, and evolution and composition of the Universe by Diffuse X Ray Background. Study atmosphere with X Rays.-
FACE 1 (Formation Autonomous CubeSats Experiment)not launchedESAAgencyFrance3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedFormation flying.-
PEARLS 161not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
IOD-6not launchedOpen CosmosCompanyUK6U2020-12-31not launchednot launched-UK Satellite Applications Catapult
Manitoba SAT-1not launchedUniversity of ManitobaUniversityCanada3U2020-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedStudy how space conditions affect the composition of asteroids and the Moon so that researchers on Earth can better understand those effects when studying their cousins, meteorites. This mission will also help better understand the origins of asteroids when we combine this data with the data from asteroid sample-return missions, such as the OSIRIS-REx mission.-
Spectrolitenot launchedISIS (Innovative Solutions In Space)CompanyNetherlands12U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedAir quality monitoring. Demonstrate novel spectrometer. Measure NO2 emissions. Localize emission sources. Integrated design team of SME’s and traditional industry. First mission with strong optical alignment and thermal constraints-
IonSat (Ion-Sat)not launchedEcole PolytechniqueUniversityFrance6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedThe mission is to put an ion thruster into orbit, to demonstrate it technologically and to study the effects of iodine deposits on the operation of the satellite.ThrustMe, CNES
CubeSat NBnot launchedUniversity of New BrunswickUniversityCanada3U2020-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedCubeSat NB will receive signals transmitted by global navigation satellite systems, such as GPS, as they travel through the ionosphere and are affected by it. Researchers will be able to use the data to further study how the ionosphere changes from place to place over time as well as how it responds to space weather. CubeSat NB will also carry three cameras. Two cameras will allow the team to study the distribution of oxygen in the upper atmosphere. The third camera will be used to take images of Earth’s surface for Earth science and meteorology applications. Knowledge of Earth’s oceans is critical to the understanding of climate change.University of Moncton (NB), New Brunswick Community College, Saint John Campus (NB)
SAGE IV (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment Pathfinder)not launchedNASA Langley Research CenterAgencyUS6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedDemonstrate a new capability for measuring stratospheric ozone by using a solar occultation technique-
JAGSATnot launchedUniversity of Southern AlabamaUniversityUS2U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedUse a time domain impedance probe to conduct spatially resolved measurements of plasma density irregularities in the ionosphere.-
RACE 2 (Rendezvous Autonomous CubeSats Experiment)not launchedESAAgencyFrance3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedCubeSat rendezvous.-
UoMBSat1not launchedUniversity of MaltaUniversityMaltaPocketQube 1p2020-12-31not launchednot launchedStudy the properties of an ionised region of the Earth’s upper atmosphere (known as the ionosphere). This first launch will pave the way for a constellation of eight such satellites that will spread over a larger geographical area and hence gain better coverage of the ionosphere.University of Birmingham
FACE 2 (Formation Autonomous CubeSats Experiment)not launchedESAAgencyFrance3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedFormation flying.-
Infantenot launchedTekeverCompanyPortugal16U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedPrecursor to a constellation of 12 spacecraft. Multiple payloads, including a multispectral camera, synthetic aperture radar, automatic identification system (AIS) for tracking ships and Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) for tracking aircraft.solar panel producer Active Space Technologies, propulsion expert Omnidea and the Portuguese division of Spain’s GMV for payload management.
SpectroCubenot launchedESAAgencyFrance3U2020-12-31GTOnot launchedAstrochemistry & radiation demo in GTO orbit.-
CougSatnot launchedWashington State UniversityUniversityUS1U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedEducate undergraduate students and establish a long term cubesat development program for future students, who will benefit from the institutional knowledge and resources obtained.-
DUCS (Dalhousie University CubeSat)not launchedDalhousie UniversityUniversityCanada3U2020-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTest a new CubeSat frame made out of lightweight metal alloys to provide better space navigation capabilities for future CubeSats. Validate the use of onboard solar energy and battery storage technology to power a stabilization wheel that will better control the position of the satellite’s instruments.Nunavut Arctic College
IDEASSatnot launchedNational Central University?UniversityTaiwan3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedMeasure the ionosphere activity which will affect satellite and terrestrial communication. Follow-up and form a constellation with INSPIRESat-1 to measure ionospheric structure and plasma irregularities for radio communications monitoring.National Space Organization
ARKSat-1not launchedUniversity of ArkansasUniversityUS1U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedTake LEO-to-Earth atmospheric composition measurements using an on-board xenon flash bulb as the calibrated source for ground tracking and demonstrate CubeSat deorbiting using a solid-state inflation balloon.-
NutSatnot launchedNational Formosa University?UniversityTaiwan2U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedTrack the airplanes and unmanned aircraft with ADS-B.National Space Organization
ESSENCE (Educational Space Science and Engineering CubeSat Experiment)not launchedYork UniversityUniversityCanada3U2020-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTest a Canadian-developed wide-angle camera to observe snow and ice coverage in Northern Canada. The information collected through its images could help map the thawing of Arctic ice and permafrost and give a better picture of the impacts of climate change in the region. Test a solar energetic proton detector, provided by the University of Sydney, to collect data that will enable a better understanding of the effect of Solar Proton Events (SPEs).-
PEARLS 101not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 102not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 103not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
SSS-2Anot launchedShanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)UniversityChina3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedTraining students and faculties from Member States (MS) for satellite engineering through hands-on practical training until the flight model is made, and thus to contribute significantly to the development of space education system among MS, as well as to enhance the capacity building of Universities in space technology development for senior undergraduates and above levels in both aspects of knowledge and engineering practices.-
CHIRad-Satnot launchedConcordia UniversityUniversityCanada3U2020-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedTest an imaging instrument to collect data on dust measurements and study the effect of climate change in the Kluane Lake region. Evaluate the viability of a new electronic component that shows better resistance to the harsh conditions of space and that could improve the cost-effectiveness and performance of future CubeSat computers.-
EXACT (Experiment for X-ray Characterization and Timing )not launchedUniversity of MinnesotaUniversityUS3U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedStudy hard x-ray (HXR) emissions from solar flare activity. Produce an energy spectrum to show the timescales of electrons accelerated by flares. -
PEARLS 104not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
ASCENTnot launchedAir Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)MilitaryUS12U2020-12-31GEO (Geostationary Orbit)not launchedDemonstrate various CubeSat operations in geostationary orbit (GEO). AFRL will provide and integrate the ASCENT payload. Built by Blue Canyon.
PEARLS 105not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 106not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
ECE3SATnot launchedECE ParisUniversityFrance1U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVerify a physical theory permitting a fast deorbiting-
PEARLS 107not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 108not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 109not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
BIRDYnot launchedNational Cheng Kung UniversityUniversityTaiwan3U2020-12-31Mars free-returnnot launchedTo Mars and back to collect radiation data. Counts energetic particles in the maximum range 1 MeV/nucleon to 1 GeV/nucleon.-
PEARLS 110not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PTD-3 (PTHFDR, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)not launchedNASA AmesAgencyUS6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedGovernment-furnished technology payloads for a series of flight demonstrations. NASA Glenn
PEARLS 111not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 112not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
HyperCube 2 (CubeSat-FTS)not launchedHarris CorpCompanyUS6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedHyperCube is a 3D sounding instrument designed to measure the speed, direction, and elevation of wind in Earth’s atmosphere (3D wind data). Provides hundreds of hyperspectral bands.Utah State University
YukonSatnot launchedYukon CollegeUniversityCanada3U2020-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedCoding challenges open to Yukon youth and the public, using data gathered from YukonSat. For example, students could be challenged to create a collage of satellite images of a certain region of Earth. Coding challenges to transmit and receive short voice recordings. Yukon schools, First Nations, communities, and other groups will have the opportunity to spread their messages to other parts of Canada and the world through a scavenger hunt-style challenge. Data analysis and interpretation completed in Yukon College math and science courses. For example, students could learn about instrumentation, signal processing and data analysis methods while completing an activity to map earth’s magnetic forces using GPS and magnetometer data from a satellite built by their peers.-
PEARLS 113not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 114not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 115not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
HyperCube 3 (CubeSat-FTS)not launchedHarris CorpCompanyUS6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedHyperCube is a 3D sounding instrument designed to measure the speed, direction, and elevation of wind in Earth’s atmosphere (3D wind data). Provides hundreds of hyperspectral bands.Utah State University
Starling1 Dnot launchedNASA AmesAgencyUS12U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedTest technologies required to achieve affordable, distributed spacecraft (“swarm”) missions. focus on developing technologies that enable scalability and deep space application. The mission goals include the demonstration of a Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) through an in-space communication experiment and vision based relative navigation through the Starling Formation-flying Optical eXperiment (StarFOX).Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Ex-Alta 2 (AlbertaSat-2)not launchedUniversity of AlbertaUniversityCanada3U2020-12-31400 km, 51.6 deg, ISSnot launchedExpand our open-source platform to include accessible, open-source satellite software, electronic, and mechanical designs to increase Canadian and world access to space. Test an imaging instrument designed to collect information for predicting, tracking, and monitoring the impact of wildfire on vegetation and land. Fly a flux-gate magnometer, an instrument designed to monitor and better understand the effects of space weather on our communications systems.Aurora College. Yukon College, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, York University
PEARLS 116not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
HyperCube 4 (CubeSat-FTS)not launchedHarris CorpCompanyUS6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedHyperCube is a 3D sounding instrument designed to measure the speed, direction, and elevation of wind in Earth’s atmosphere (3D wind data). Provides hundreds of hyperspectral bands.Utah State University
PEARLS 117not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 118not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
Starling1 Cnot launchedNASA AmesAgencyUS12U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedTest technologies required to achieve affordable, distributed spacecraft (“swarm”) missions. focus on developing technologies that enable scalability and deep space application. The mission goals include the demonstration of a Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) through an in-space communication experiment and vision based relative navigation through the Starling Formation-flying Optical eXperiment (StarFOX).Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
HyperCube 5 (CubeSat-FTS)not launchedHarris CorpCompanyUS6U2020-12-31not launchednot launchedHyperCube is a 3D sounding instrument designed to measure the speed, direction, and elevation of wind in Earth’s atmosphere (3D wind data). Provides hundreds of hyperspectral bands.Utah State University
PEARLS 119not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 120not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
PEARLS 121not launchedSky and Space GlobalCompanyUK8U (4Ux2U)2020-12-31not launchednot launchedVoice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.Built by GomSpace.
HyperCube 6 (CubeSat-FTS)not launched