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Facts as of 2018 October 28

  • Nanosats launched: 966
  • CubeSats launched: 878
  • Interplanetary CubeSats: 2
  • Nanosats destroyed on launch: 86
  • Most nanosats on a rocket: 103
  • Countries with nanosats: 58
  • Companies in database: 323
  • Forecast: over 3000 nanosats to launch in 6 years

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TUBSAT-NTechnische Universität Berlin UniversityGermany8.5 kg1998-07-07Reentry 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. The main payload are two communication transceivers for store and forward communication with a baud-rate of 1200 and 2400 baud. Reaction wheel performance. Store and forward communication.
TUBSAT-N1Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany3 kg1998-07-07Reentry 2000-10-20. Was operational until 1999-XX-XX. About 1 year operationDemonstration 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. The main payload are two communication transceivers for store and forward communication with a baud-rate of 1200 and 2400 baud.
Artemis JAK (MASat, Picosat 5)Santa Clara UniversityUniversityUS0.2 kg2000-01-27No signalSimple beacon transmitter to test the ground reception ability of spaceborne picosat broadcasts.
Artemis Louise (Lightning, Picosat 8)Santa Clara UniversityUniversityUS0.895 kg2000-01-27No signalResearch 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. Receive frequency range is 0.1-12 kHz, with 5 kHz typcal of a lightning strike. Measurements are taken by both picosatellites. Comparison of the data permits the extraction of the occurrence and amplitudes of horizontal and vertical lightning.
Artemis Thelma (Thunder, Picosat 7)Santa Clara UniversityUniversityUS0.6 kg2000-01-27No signalResearch 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. Receive frequency range is 0.1-12 kHz, with 5 kHz typcal of a lightning strike. Measurements are taken by both picosatellites. Comparison of the data permits the extraction of the occurrence and amplitudes of horizontal and vertical lightning.
ASUSat 1 (Arizona State University Satellite)Arizona State UniversityUniversityUS6 kg2000-01-27Was 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)DARPAMilitaryUS0.275 kg2000-01-27Reentry 2000-XX-XX. Was operational until 2000-02-09. Battery power decayedTo 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. Validate MEMS radio frequency switches. The two orbiting picosats are to be tethered because they will communicate via micropower radios. The tether will keep them within range of each other for crosslink purposes.
MEMS 1B (Pico 23, Picosat 1)DARPAMilitaryUS0.275 kg2000-01-27Reentry 2000-XX-XX. Was operational until 2000-02-09. Battery power decayedTo 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. Validate MEMS radio frequency switches. The two orbiting picosats are to be tethered because they will communicate via micropower radios. The tether will keep them within range of each other for crosslink purposes.
StenSat (Picosat 6)Stensat GroupCompanyUS0.2 kg2000-01-27No signalAmateur radio operators worldwide and was to operate as a single channel mode "J" FM voice repeater.
MEMS 2A (Pico 20, PICOSAT 7)DARPAMilitaryUS0.275 kg2000-07-19Reentry 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. Validate MEMS radio frequency switches. The two orbiting picosats are to be tethered because they will communicate via micropower radios. The tether will keep them within range of each other for crosslink purposes.
MEMS 2B (Pico 22, PICOSAT 8)DARPAMilitaryUS0.275 kg2000-07-19Reentry 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. Validate MEMS radio frequency switches. The two orbiting picosats are to be tethered because they will communicate via micropower radios. The tether will keep them within range of each other for crosslink purposes.
MuninSwedish Institute of Space PhysicsInstituteSweden6 kg2000-11-21Was operational until 2001-02-21, Likely to boot PROM failure after manual CPU reset.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. Collect data on the auroral activity on both the northern and southern hemispheres. Combined electron and ion spectrometer, an instrument first to be flown on the Swedish Astrid-2 mission. In addition it will measure high energy particles with a solid state detector, and image the aurora with a miniature CCD camera.
MEPSI 1A (MEMS-based PicoSat Inspector)DARPAMilitaryUS0.8 kg2002-11-23Reentry 2003-01-31. Was operational?Demonstrate the capability of deploying an onboard miniature autonomous inspector, tasked to conduct visual inspection of the host satellite. Pair is connected with 15.2 m tether. Cold gas propulsion system, with 0.1N thrust with 5 thrusters. This propulsion system includes MEMS pressure transducers.
MEPSI 1B (MEMS-based PicoSat Inspector)DARPAMilitaryUS0.8 kg2002-11-23Reentry 2003-01-31. Was operational?Demonstrate the capability of deploying an onboard miniature autonomous inspector, tasked to conduct visual inspection of the host satellite. Pair is connected with 15.2 m tether. Cold gas propulsion system, with 0.1N thrust with 5 thrusters. This propulsion system includes MEMS pressure transducers.
AAUSAT 1 (AAU-CubeSat, AAU CubeSat)Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2003-03-30Was operational until 2003-09-22. Battery problems.* Sudents have achieved some useful knowledge of space technology. * Communication is established with the satellite and housekeeping information is retrieved. * Test ACS performance. * Take pictures of certain locations on earth. Imaging Earth with CMOS camera. Attitude control with coils.
CanX-1Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada1U2003-03-30No 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)Tokyo Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2003-03-30Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-07)Communication, sensing and deployment mechanism missions. CW-transmitter and FM-transmitter. FM-telemetry by two different protocol (Ax.25 and TITech original. Broadcasting service of CW-telemetry data and FM-telemetry data on WWW. Deploy the solar battery paddle by command uplink.
DTUSat-1Technical University of DenmarkUniversityDenmark1U2003-03-30No signalThe main payload is an 450 m long electrodynamic tether for dumping the satellite. The tether is deployed using a novel yo-yo system, greatly simplifying construction and deployment. A calibrated test transmitter is flown as secondary payload.
QuakeSatStanford UniversityUniversityUS3U2003-03-30Was 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.
XI-IVUniversity of TokyoUniversityJapan1U2003-03-30Operational (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. CMOS camera.
UNOSAT 1 (Undergraduate Orbital Student Satellite)Universidade Norte do ParanáUniversityBrazil8.83 kg2003-08-22Launch failureTransmit in regular intervals a message of voice and one packet of telemetry.
TNS-0 (TEKh-42, Technologicesky Nanosputnik)Moscow Russian Scientific Research InstituteInstituteRussia4.5 kg2005-02-28Reentry 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. Serviceability verification of the global satellite system (GLOBALSTAR) subscribers’ equipment for transmission of the command and program information to the satellite and for transmission of the telemetry information from the satellite.
nCube-2Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Narvik University College (HiN) and the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH)UniversityNorway1U2005-10-27Deployment failure from SSETI Express.Hands-on experience with a real satellite mission. Multidisciplinary collaboration. Space project experience. AIS receiver to demonstrate the capability of tracking ships from space.
UWE-1University of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2005-10-27Was 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. Analye the applicability of TCP / IP transmission techniques for telemetry and remote controlled data taking into account typical problems of space, such as delays and disorders. Implementation of a ground station and their insertion into an international network of CubeSat users over the Internet. Eventual testing of micro-system components for position determination (Gyro, determination of declination / inclination)
XI-VUniversity of TokyoUniversityJapan1U2005-10-27Was 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. CMOS camera. Backup to XI-IV. Verification of newly developed solar cells.
CUTE-1.7+APDTokyo Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan2U2006-02-21Reentry 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-1The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2006-07-26Launch 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.
CP1California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureTesting of a sun sensor donated by Optical Energy technologies, as well as the use of a single magnetic torquer embedded within a side panel.
CP2California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch 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)Korea Aerospace University (Hankuk Aviation University)UniversitySouth Korea1U2006-07-26Launch 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. Space-borne GPS Receiver. Verification of home-made Sun Sensor. Verification of Solar Panel Deployment Mechanism.
ICECube 1 (Ionospheric sCintillation Experimental CubeSat)Cornell UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch 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. Perform GPS scintillation science by measuring fluctuations in the signals that the GPS satellites emit when the signals pass through the ionosphere.
ICECube 2 (Ionospheric sCintillation Experimental CubeSat)Cornell UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch 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. Perform GPS scintillation science by measuring fluctuations in the signals that the GPS satellites emit when the signals pass through the ionosphere.
IONUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS2U2006-07-26Launch 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. Measuring molecular Oxygen airglow emissions from the Earth’s mesosphere using a 760nm photometer. Oxygen chemistry at this 90km altitude emits a dim glow of light. Learn how energy transfers across large spatial regions contributing to knowledge of upper atmospheric dynamics. This airglow emission is absorbed by the Earth’s lower atmosphere preventing study with Earth-based sensors.
KUTESatUniversity of KansasUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureDevelop and operate a simple pico-satellite in low Earth orbit (LEO). Measure the radiation in LEO and take photographs with an onboard camera.
Mea Huaka (Voyager)University of HawaiiUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureSet of temperature sensors to verify UH-designed thermal modeling software, but the actual mission was just learning to build a bus. Active antenna - test a 5.8-GHz active antenna (grid oscillator) for high bandwidth communication. Grid oscillators do not require deployment, are tolerant to single-point failures, and facilitate long-link communications at microwave frequencies.
MEROPE (Montana Earth-Orbiting Pico-Explorer)Montana State UniversityUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch 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-1Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Narvik University College (HiN) and the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH)UniversityNorway1U2006-07-26Launch failureHands-on experience with a real satellite mission. Multidisciplinary collaboration. Space project experience. AIS receiver to demonstrate the capability of tracking ships from space.
PicPoT (Small Satellite of Politecnico di Torino)Polytechnic University of TurinUniversityItaly2.5 kg2006-07-26Launch failureEducational. Camera.
RinCon 1University of ArizonaUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureLow-power beacon system, which provides a redundant means of relaying sensor data in analog form if the primary (digital) transmitter fails. Sophisticated, low-power beacon board that was produced by Rincon and provides a redundant means of relaying sensor data in analog form. The beacon operates autonomous of all other satellite systems except for the power and the sensor electronics.
SACRED (AlcatelSat)University of ArizonaUniversityUS1U2006-07-26Launch failureMeasure the total amount of high-energy radiation over a two-year span and will test the radiation properties of four commercial integrated circuits The payload for this satellite was produced by Montpelier University and Alcatel and provides a valuable scientific/commercial application. The electronics board for this payload will measure the total amount of high-energy radiation over a two-year span and will test four commercial integrated circuit components for their radiation hardness, functionality and annealing properties.
SEEDSNihon UniversityUniversityJapan1U2006-07-26Launch 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. Contains a gyro sensor for accurate determination of attitude motion.
HIT-SatHokkaido Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan2.7 kg2006-09-22Reentry 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” .
RAFT1US Naval Academy Satellite LabUniversityUS4 kg2006-10-12Reentry 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. Part of RAFT mission. The satellites will be the first of their size with the ability to be tracked by the Navy Space Surveillance (NSSS) radar fence. The satellites will also function as amateur radio transponders.
MARScomUS Naval Academy Satellite LabUniversityUS3 kg2006-12-09Reentry 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. Part of RAFT mission. The satellites will be the first of their size with the ability to be tracked by the Navy Space Surveillance (NSSS) radar fence. The satellites will also function as amateur radio transponders.
MEPSI 2ADARPAMilitaryUS1.1 kg2006-12-09Reentry 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 transducers
MEPSI 2BDARPAMilitaryUS1.4 kg2006-12-09Reentry 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 transducers
GeneSat-1NASA/Santa Clara UniversityAgencyUS3U2006-12-16Reentry 2010-08-04. Was operational.Perform experiment on E. Coli bacteria in space, first cubesat to carry a biological experiment.
PehuenSat 1National University of ComahueUniversityArgentina6 kg2007-01-10Was 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.
AeroCube-2The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2007-04-17Was operational until 2007-04-18. Failed almost immediatelySimilar to AeroCube-1, except added charging system for the Lithium batteries.
CAPE-1University of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversityUS1U2007-04-17Was operational, unknown time.To gain basic knowledge and skillset of developing and launching a picosatellite to pave the way for future projects.
CP3California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2007-04-17No signalImplement an attitude control system using only magnetic torquers embedded within the side panels. Three-axis magnetorquing experiment
CP4California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2007-04-17Was 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)BoeingCompanyUS1U2007-04-17Was 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. Mature and evaluate commercial low power processors, CMOS ultra low power imagers, and associated software algorthms in the space environment, and to provide validations of using integrated attitude determination sensors as part of the multifunctional side panels. Redundant radios, deployable antenna, various non-disclosed sensors.
Libertad-1Sergio Arboleda UniversityUniversityColombia1U2007-04-17Was 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.
MASTTethers UnlimitedCompanyUS3U2007-04-17Was 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. 3 tethered cubesats with 1 km tether. The middle picosatellite, called "Gadget", will then slowly crawl up and down the tether, taking pictures of the tether as it goes. Determine how quickly the tether experiences damage due to impacts by micrometeoroids and orbital debris, as well as due to erosion by atomic oxygen and UV light. In addition, all three picosatellites contain GPS receivers.
MEMS-Pico (ZDPS-1, Zheda Pixing)Zhejiang UniversityUniversityChina1 kg2007-05-25No 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.
AAUSAT2 (AAUSat-2, AAUSAT-II)Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2008-04-28Operational (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. The satellite caries two science experiments, an ADCS system and a gamma ray detector, that will be activated when two-way communication is established. The primary goal for the ADCS system is to detumble the satellite, but it can also actively control of the satellites attitude in space, utilizing coils and momentum wheels. The gamma ray detector is made by DSRI and it will detect gamma ray bursts from outer space.
CanX-2Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada3U2008-04-28OperationalGPS 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). The technologies that have been successfully tested include a novel propulsion system (Nanosatellite Propulsion System, or “NANOPS”), custom UHF and S-band radios, innovative attitude sensors and actuators, and a modified commercial GPS receiver.
CanX-6Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada6.5 kg2008-04-28Operational (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.
Compass-1Aachen University of Applied SciencesUniversityGermany1U2008-04-28Was 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)Tokyo Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan3 kg2008-04-28Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-04-16)Follow-on satellite to the Cute-1.7 + APD Many improvements in particular, for amateur communications system, camera system, APD sensor, based on the experiences acquired in the development and operation of Cute-1.7 + APD. Redesigned satellite structure for increased solar cell area.
Delfi-C3Delft University of TechnologyUniversityNetherlands3U2008-04-28Operational (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. Demonstration of four arrays of Thin Film Solar Cells (TFSC) from Dutch Space. Demonstration of two Autonomous Wireless Sun Sensors (AWSS) from TNO.
SEEDS-2 (SEEDS-II, Space Engineering EDucation Satellite-2)Nihon UniversityUniversityJapan1U2008-04-28Operational (Personal contact 2018-08-07, last DK3WN report 2017-03-17)Demonstrate the reception of spacecraft parameter data using the CW (Continuous Wave) signal, the FM packet downlink protocol, and sound data by digitalker techniques.
NanoSail-DNASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2008-08-03Launch 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. The sail is made of an ultra-thin reflective polymer called CP-1. It is 7.5 microns thick and has a surface area of approximately 10 square meters. The sail is wound tightly around a central hub. When the sail deploys, four booms spring out to unfurl the sail and support its structure. The booms are each 2.2 meters long when fully deployed. The nine-pound sail subsystem was provided by ManTech/NeXolve in Huntsville, Ala.
PreSat (PharmaSat Risk Evaluation Satellite)NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2008-08-03Launch 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. PreSat contains a micro-laboratory with a controlled environment packed with sensors and optical systems that can detect the growth, density and health of yeast cells.
PSSC (PSSCT, Pico Satellite Solar Cell Testbed)The Aerospace CorporationMilitaryUS6.5 kg2008-11-29Reentry 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)Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial TechnologyUniversityJapan3.17 kg2009-01-23Semi-operational? (According to list of JE9PEL)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. Micro propulsion system onboard which is 1st space-demonstration experiment of laser ignition thruster. Attitude controls by Small Reaction Wheel. Photographs by a CMOS camera(320×240 pixel color). KKS-1 carries messages from supporters to space.
PRISM (Picosatellite for Remote¿sensing and Innovative Space Missions)University of TokyoUniversityJapan8.5 kg2009-01-23Was 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. "Refraction-type" telescope, focuses light with a lens. The advantage of this approach is that the optical system can be rather resistant to structure alteration. In order to utilize this point, we designed and developed a flexible and extensible boom as a telescope. Could accomplish the 30m ground resolution.
STARS-1 Daughter (KUKAI, KAI, Space Tethered autonomous Robotic Satellite 1)Kagawa UniversityUniversityJapan3.8 kg2009-01-23Reentry 2018-03-03. Was operational until?The primary objective of KUKAI is technical verification of a tethered space robot. Two satellite system, mother and daughter; becomes a 5m tethered system on orbit at the maximum; the daughter satellite is a tethered space robot, whose attitude can be controlled by its own arm link motion.
STARS-1 Mother (STARS-C, KUKAI, KU, Space Tethered autonomous Robotic Satellite 1)Kagawa UniversityUniversityJapan4.2 kg2009-01-23Reentry 2018-03-03. Was operational?The primary objective of KUKAI is technical verification of a tethered space robot. Two satellite system, mother and daughter; becomes a 5m tethered system on orbit at the maximum; the daughter satellite is a tethered space robot, whose attitude can be controlled by its own arm link motion.
AeroCube-3The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2009-05-19Reentry 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. The primary systems demonstrated were a two-axis solar tracker and an Earth tracker, which could be used in the guidance systems of future satellites. It also carried a 0.6-meter (2 ft 0 in) balloon used for tracking tests and to increase drag, increasing the satellite's rate of orbital decay after its mission was completed.
CP6 (Polysat)California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2009-05-19Reentry 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. Attitude determination is performed using two-axis magnetometers on each side panel as well as observation imagers on the payload face.
HawkSat IHawk Institute of Space SciencesCompanyUS1U2009-05-19Reentry 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. Also carries a customer payload developed by a major aerospace firm. This experiment contains an external payload board which exposes newly developed materials to the radiation and temperatures encountered in the space environment.
PharmaSat 1 (GeneSat-2)Santa Clara University, NASA Ames Small Spacecraft DivisionAgencyUS3U2009-05-19Reentry 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. Optical sensor system to detect the health and size of the yeast populations; a microfluidics system consisting of an eight-by-four inch plastic card with 48 small holes, or “fluidics microwells,” which house four separate sample groups of yeast, and a network of small tubes to feed the yeast simple sugars and dose them with an antifungal agent; and a miniature environmental control and power control system.
Aggiesat-2 (Dragonsat 2)Texas A&M UniversityUniversityUS3.2 kg2009-07-15Reentry 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. The first-mission requirements were to operate the Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver built by NASA JSC called DRAGON (Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator).
BEVO 1 (DragonSat 1)University of Texas at AustinUniversityUS3.5 kg2009-07-15Reentry 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. The first-mission requirements were to operate the Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver built by NASA JSC called DRAGON (Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator).
BEESAT-1Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany1U2009-09-23Was 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 nanosatellites
ITUpSAT-1Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey1U2009-09-23Operational (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. ´The mission goals are to capture imagery of the CMOS payload and to study the behavior of the passive stabilization system of the CubeSat.
SwissCubeSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)UniversitySwitzerland1U2009-09-23Operational, 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. Since the nightglow takes place in a very limited region in the high layer of the atmosphere and at well-know locations, it might be possible from the measurements to retrieve the direction towards the centre of the Earth and therefore enabling the design of a new generation of Earth sensor.
UWE-2University of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2009-09-23Was 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. Demonstrate and verify the use of the new ADS. Further experiments on the topic of "IP in space". The successful experiments with Internet protocols in space of UWE-1 to continue with the UWE-2 satellite.
KSat (Hayato, Kagoshima Satellite, K-Sat)Kagoshima UniversityUniversityJapan1U2010-05-20Reentry 2010-07-14. Was operational but communication happened rarely due to tracking problems.Research that aims to predict the torrential rain and tornadoes. On-orbit demonstration of original observation method of atmospheric water vapor using satellite. Take Earth live images from space and download single shot in a few seconds using the Ku-band high-speed communication function.
Negai (Negai-Star)Soka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2010-05-20Reentry 2010-06-26. Was operational.Commercial FPGA for advanced information processing system. Camera for outreach purposes.
Waseda-Sat2Waseda UniversityUniversityJapan1U2010-05-20Reentry 2010-07-12. No signal.Earth observation and technology demonstration. It will test the use of extendible paddles to provide attitude control.
AISSat-1Norwegian Space CentreAgencyNorway7 kg2010-07-12Operational (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.
StudSat-1 (Student Satellite-1)Nitte Meenakshi Institute of TechnologyUniversityIndia1U2010-07-12Was 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. As a payload STUDSAT consists of a CMOS panchromatic camera. The entire architecture of the satellite was centred on the payload. The objective of this system was to obtain a monochrome image of the Earth with resolution of 90 meters covering a swath of 65 km x 45 km.
TISAT-1University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)UniversitySwitzerland1U2010-07-12Semi-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)Zhejiang UniversityUniversityChina3.5 kg2010-09-22Was 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. Micro panoramic camera. Momentum wheel is employed to offer gyro stiffness stability in the pitch
ZDPS 1A 02 (Zheda Pixing)Zhejiang UniversityUniversityChina3.5 kg2010-09-22Was 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. Micro panoramic camera. Momentum wheel is employed to offer gyro stiffness stability in the pitch. Miniaturized COTS MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes, the in-house-developed panoramic CMOS camera and the novel tri-junction solar cells were to be experimented. The correctness and effectiveness of the attitude determination and control scheme were to be evaluated via attitude de-tumbling and stabilizing experiments.
NanoSail-D2NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2010-11-20Was 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. The sail is made of an ultra-thin reflective polymer called CP-1. It is 7.5 microns thick and has a surface area of approximately 10 square meters. The sail is wound tightly around a central hub. When the sail deploys, four booms spring out to unfurl the sail and support its structure. The booms are each 2.2 meters long when fully deployed. The nine-pound sail subsystem was provided by ManTech/NeXolve in Huntsville, Ala.
O/OREOS NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2010-11-20Was operational until 2016-11-27? (Last SatNOGS report 2016-11-27)Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses. An Astrobiology Technology Demonstration.
RAX (Radio Aurora eXplorer)University of MichiganUniversityUS3U2010-11-20Was 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. These plasma instabilities are known to spawn magnetic field-aligned irregularities (FAI), or dense plasma clouds known to disrupt communication between Earth and orbiting spacecraft. Will utilize a large incoherent scatter radar in Poker Flats, Alaska (known as PFISR). PFISR will transmit powerful radio signals into the plasma instabilities that will be scattered into space and RAX will be recording the scatter signals with an onboard receiver.
Caerus-MayflowerNorthrop Grumman,CompanyUS3U2010-12-08Reentry 2010-12-22. Was operational.Test next generation CubeSat subsystems. Demonstrate Northrop Grumman rapid response space satellite technology configuration, build and integration capability. Workforce training. Propulsion. Eight Pumpkin deployable solar panels unfurled into two arrays.
Perseus 000Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstituteUS1.5U2010-12-08Reentry 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. The satellites were designed and built in less than six months entirely at LANL at very low cost.
Perseus 001Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstituteUS1.5U2010-12-08Reentry 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. The satellites were designed and built in less than six months entirely at LANL at very low cost.
Perseus 002Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstituteUS1.5U2010-12-08Reentry 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. The satellites were designed and built in less than six months entirely at LANL at very low cost.
Perseus 003Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstituteUS1.5U2010-12-08Reentry 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. The satellites were designed and built in less than six months entirely at LANL at very low cost.
QbX-1NRL Naval Center for Space for NROMilitaryUS3U2010-12-08Reentry 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. The payload featured custom built BIB (Bus to Payload Interface Card ), a custom-built, half-duplex TT&C radio, and experimental LRM (Low Rate Modem) used for the primary communications experiments, and a custom-build deployable dual-antenna with a central UHF (TT&C) monopole surrounded by a quadrifiler helix antenna.
QbX-2NRL Naval Center for Space for NROMilitaryUS3U2010-12-08Reentry 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. The payload featured custom built BIB (Bus to Payload Interface Card ), a custom-built, half-duplex TT&C radio, and experimental LRM (Low Rate Modem) used for the primary communications experiments, and a custom-build deployable dual-antenna with a central UHF (TT&C) monopole surrounded by a quadrifiler helix antenna.
SMDC-ONE 1 (Space & Missile Defense Command-Operational Nanosatellite Effect)US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2010-12-08Reentry 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. 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.
HermesUniversity of Colorado in BoulderUniversityUS1U2011-03-04Launch 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. Another objective of the project is to create a reproducible and extensible spacecraft bus in the support of future missions. The final specified mission objective is to characterize the typical CubeSat environment. This will occur through the gathering of temperature and magnetic field data throughout the flight.
HRBE (E1P, Explorer-1 Prime, Hiscock Radiation Belt Explorer)Montana State UniversityUniversityUS1U2011-03-04Launch failureDetect the Van Allen radiation belts in honor of the 50th anniversary of Explorer-1. 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. 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.
KySat-1Kentucky universitiesUniversityUS1U2011-03-04Launch 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. Children will be able to upload/download images and audio files, and will also have the capability to command the satellite to take photos using ground station software developed by SSL. A secondary objective for KySat-1 is proof of concept.
PSSC-2 (Pico Satellite Solar Cell Testbed-2, PSSC Testbed-2, PSSCT-2)The Aerospace CorporationMilitaryUS3.7 kg2011-07-20Reentry 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. Finally, PSSC2 again hosts an upgraded Miniature Tracking Vehicle payload, similar to that flown on PSSC1 that will serve as an orbiting reference for ground tracking systems.
JugnuIndian Institute of Technology KanpurUniversityIndia3U2011-10-12Was operational until 2013-07-XX.To develop competence in design, fabrication and usage of micro satellites. Complement the development efforts of the country's satellite application requirements through technology development and validation at the micro satellite level. Development and training of human resources. Strengthen activities in MEMS sensor based technology applications. Micro Imaging System. GPS receiver for locating the position of satellite in the orbit. MEMS based IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). "
SRMSat (Sri Ramaswamy Memorial)SRM UniversityUniversityIndia10 kg2011-10-12Was 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. Monitor GHG - mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) - in the atmosphere in the near infrared region (900 nm to 1700 nm). A grating spectrometer is employed for monitoring earth-based sources and sinks of anthropogenic and natural sources of GHG.
AubieSat-1Auburn UniversityUniversityUS1U2011-10-28Was operational until 2013-12-31?Science mission is to measure average density of ionospheric electrons along line of sight between AubieSat and ground station. Method is to use Faraday rotation effect. Measure rotation of linear polarization angle of EM wave between satellite and ground. Dipole antenna produces linearly polarized wave at satellite.Its mission was to test two different types of solar panel encapsulation for degradation over time.
DICE-1 (Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment, DICE-E)Utah State UniversityUniversityUS1.5U2011-10-28Operational? (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. Each spacecraft carries an electric field probe, two Langmuir probes, and science-grade magnetometer. These instruments perform co-located measurements of plasma density and the electric field to trace the formation and evolutions of SEDS.
DICE-2 (Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment, DICE-Y)Utah State UniversityUniversityUS1.5U2011-10-28Operational? (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. Each spacecraft carries an electric field probe, two Langmuir probes, and science-grade magnetometer. These instruments perform co-located measurements of plasma density and the electric field to trace the formation and evolutions of SEDS.
E1P U2 (HRBE , Explorer-1' U2, William A. Hiscock Radiation Belt Explorer)Montana State UniversityUniversityUS1U2011-10-28Operational (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)University of MichiganUniversityUS1U2011-10-28Was 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)University of MichiganUniversityUS3U2011-10-28Was operational until 2013-04-20.Investigate causes of upper atmospheric/ionospheric plasma turbulence. Study large plasma formations in the ionosphere, the highest region of our atmosphere. These plasma instabilities are known to spawn magnetic field-aligned irregularities (FAI), or dense plasma clouds known to disrupt communication between Earth and orbiting spacecraft.
e-st@rPolytechnic University of TurinUniversityItaly1U2012-02-13Reentry 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.
GoliatUniversity of BucharestUniversityRomania1U2012-02-13Reentry 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. From a scientific point of view, the Romanian CubeSat will integrate three experiments in LEO: Dose-N – determining the total dose of radiation in orbit; SAMIS – micrometeorites detection in orbit; CICLOP – 3MP digital camera equipped with a custom lens mount.
MaSat-1Budapest University of Technology and EconomicsUniversityHungary1U2012-02-13Reentry 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. VGA camera.
PW-SatWarsaw University of TechnologyUniversityPoland1U2012-02-13Reentry 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.
ROBUSTA-1AROBUSTAUniversityFrance1U2012-02-13Reentry 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)Sapienza University of RomeUniversityItaly1U2012-02-13Reentry 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. The initial mission objective of “in situ atmospheric neutral density measurements in the thermosphere using the Broglio drag balance instrument as payload” was changed in favor of a boom implementation involving the study of a passive attitude control technique, based on gravity gradient stabilization.
Xatcobeo (Dieste)University of VigoUniversitySpain1U2012-02-13Reentry 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. Two payloads: a software defined reconfigurable radio (SRAD) and a system for measuring the amount of ionizing radiation (RDS). There is also an experimental solar panel deployment system (PDM).
HORYU-2Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan7.1 kg2012-05-17Was 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-1FPT UniversityUniversityVietnam1U2012-07-21Reentry 2013-05-09. Was operational?Educational pico-satellite, carrying a low-resolution camera, a 3-axis magnetometer and several temperature sensors.
FITSat-1 (NIWAKA)Fukuoka Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2012-07-21Reentry 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.
RAIKOTohoku UniversityUniversityJapan2U2012-07-21Reentry 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.
TechEdSat (Technological and Educational Nanosatellite)NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1U2012-07-21Reentry 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. Photo of earth by Wide Field CCD sensor (WFC). Photo of ISS or earth by Panoramic Color CMOS sensor (PCC). Photo of star by High-sensitive CCD Star Sensor. Demonstration of De-Orbit Mechanism (DOM). Demonstration of Ku-band 13GHz transmitter.
We Wish (We-Wish)Meisei ElectricCompanyJapan1U2012-07-21Reentry 2013-03-11. Was operational.Built by members of the Meisei Amateur Radio Club. Carried an infrared camera for environmental studies. The 320 by 256 pixels images of the Earth’s surface were transmitted in approx 110 secs using SSTV. Deployable solar panels.
TT 1 (TianTuo 1, Tiantuo Yihao Weixing)National University of Defense TechnologyUniversityChina9.3 kg2012-09-08Reentry 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.
AENEASUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2012-09-13Was 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.
AeroCube-4A (AeroCube 4.5A)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2012-09-13Was 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. Launch vehicle environment data logger, which measures launch vibration in-situ, and contains a deorbit drag device that will be deployed at the end of its primary mission (size of 0.3 m2).
AeroCube-4B (AeroCube 4.5B)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2012-09-13Operational? (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-4CThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1U2012-09-13Operational? (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.
CINEMA (CubeSat for Ions, Neutrals, Electrons, & MAgnetic fields)University of CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2012-09-13Was 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. Each satellite is equipped with a SupraThermal Electron, Ion, Neutral (STEIN) instrument covering the energy range ~2-200 keV, and a 3-axis magnetometer of magnetoresistive sensors.
CP5California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2012-09-13Was 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)University of ColoradoUniversityUS3U2012-09-13Was 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)Morehead State University/Kentucky SpaceUniversityUS2U2012-09-13Was 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. Produce data that will lend insight into the underlyng physics of the Diffuse X-Ray Background. Provide flight heritage for CXT-based X-Ray gamma-ray detectors and CubeSat technologies.
Re (STARE A, Space-based Telescopes for the Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris)Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryInstituteUS3U2012-09-13Semi-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. 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. Cassegrain telescope and an attitude control capability limited to torque coils.
SMDC-ONE 2.1 (Able)US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2012-09-13Operational? (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 2.2 (Baker)US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2012-09-13Operational? (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.
AAUSAT3 (AAUSAT-3)Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2013-02-25Was 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)Surrey Satellite TechnologyCompanyUK3U2013-02-25Operational (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. BPS (Butane Propulsion Subsystem), PPT (Pulsed plasma Thruster).
TUGSat 1 (Technische Universität Graz Satellit), BRITE-Austria (BRIght-star Target Explorer - Austria, BRITE-A, CanX 3B)Graz University of TechnologyUniversityAustria7 kg2013-02-25Operational (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.
UniBRITE-1 (BRITE-U, CanX 3A)University of ViennaUniversityAustria7 kg2013-02-25Operational (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.
BEESAT-2Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany1U2013-04-19Was 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.
BEESAT-3Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany1U2013-04-19Operational since 2018-01-07 No signal for 5 years. (Last DK3WN report 2018-03-18, IAC2018,)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-2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2013-04-19OperationalBuild 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. Show that a bus constrained to the 3U cubesat form factor can viably host a small camera payload.
OSSI-1Open Source Satellite InitiativeIndividualSouth Korea1U2013-04-19Reentry 2013-07-08. No signal.Open Source Satellite Initiative.
SOMP (Students Oxygen Measurement Project)Dresden University of TechnologyUniversityGermany1U2013-04-19Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-23)Measuring atomic oxygen using an oxygen electrolyte sensor. Testing of flexible thin film solar cells
Dove-1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2013-04-21Reentry 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. Show that a bus constrained to the 3U cubesat form factor can viably host a small camera payload.
PhoneSat 1.0a (Graham)NASA AmesAgencyUS1U2013-04-21Reentry 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. 12 lithium-ion batteries, a Nexus One running the Android 2.3.3 and a StenSat radio at 437.425 MHz. Has an accelerometer and a magnetometer. On day 1, Bell and Graham transmitted health data (battery levels, temperatures, magnetometer sensors, accelerometer sensors). On day 2 (and beyond) Bell and Graham took 100 pictures.
PhoneSat 1.0b (Bell)NASA AmesAgencyUS1U2013-04-21Reentry 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. 12 lithium-ion batteries, a Nexus One running the Android 2.3.3 and a StenSat radio at 437.425 MHz. Has an accelerometer and a magnetometer. On day 1, Bell and Graham transmitted health data (battery levels, temperatures, magnetometer sensors, accelerometer sensors). On day 2 (and beyond) Bell and Graham took 100 pictures.
PhoneSat 2.0a (Alexander)NASA AmesAgencyUS1U2013-04-21Reentry 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. A newer phone (Nexus S) running the Android 2.3.3 operating system, 4 Li-Ion batteries, solar panels, a router, and magnetic torquers that are used to de-tumble the satellite. Alexander has an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a gyroscope and a StenSat radio operating at 437.425 MHz.
CubeBug-1 (Capitán Beto)SatellogicCompanyArgentina2U2013-04-26Was operational until?Open Nano-Satellite platform, first technology demonstration satellite. 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.
NEE-01 PegasoEcuadorian Space AgencyAgencyEcuador1U2013-04-26Was 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. Test the Space Environment Attenuation Manifold NEMEA. Test the passive release/deploy technology on multi phase nano solar arrays. Test the high energy generation technology for small spacecrafts. Test the ARGOS-MINOTAUR hyper amplification matrix.
TURKSAT-3USATITU (Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey3U2013-04-26Was 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. The main payload of the 3USAT is a linear transponder operating in VHF/UHF.
ESTCube-1University of TartuUniversityEstonia1U2013-05-07Was 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.
ArduSatSpire (Nanosatisfi)CompanyUS1U2013-08-03Reentry 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. The Arduino processors may sample data from the satellite’s imaging payload, a 1.3 megapixel optical CMOS camera module, and / or any of the satellite’s onboard sensors, which includes photolux sensor, IR temperature, PCB temperature, 3-axis magnetometer, Geiger counter, 6-DOF IMU, and MEMS gyros.
ArduSat-XSpire (Nanosatisfi)CompanyUS1U2013-08-03Reentry 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. The Arduino processors may sample data from the satellite’s imaging payload, a 1.3 megapixel optical CMOS camera module, and / or any of the satellite’s onboard sensors, which includes photolux sensor, IR temperature, PCB temperature, 3-axis magnetometer, Geiger counter, 6-DOF IMU, and MEMS gyros.
Pico Dragon (Picodragon)Vietnam National Satellite CenterAgencyVietnam1U2013-08-03Reentry 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-3pNASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2013-08-03Reentry 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 second will demonstrate the use of an Iridium modem combined with a GPS receiver to communicate accurate positional and de-orbit information. Eventually, these will be combined to provide controlled sample return capability from the ISS or other orbiting platforms.
POPACS (Polar Orbiting Passive Atmospheric Calibration Sphere)Utah State UniversityUniversityUS3U2013-09-29Passive spheres. No signal.3 spheres. Assess changes in the density of the upper atmosphere in response to heightened solar activity. Will remain in orbit for approximately 10, 12.5 and 15 years. Three 10 cm spheres whose external appearances are identical. However, they differ in their masses. The three masses are 1 kg, 1.5 kg, and 2 kg. In their launch configuration, the three spheres are separated by a set of two spacers and two end plates.
Black Knight 1 (BK 1)West Point Military AcademyUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Test a passive two-axis attitude control system as well as an Earth imaging camera.
CAPE-2University of Louisiana at LafayetteUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Payloads: Voice Repeater, Text to Speech, Tweeting, Digipeater, File Storage and Transfers, DTMF Query
ChargerSat-1 (ChargerSat 1.2)University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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)Saint Louis UniversityUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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. The FLIR Tau 320 Microbolometer Array, with a custom-built interface board (giving us greater control over the imager and allowing us to store 14-bit images at 30 frames per second). A pathfinder payload provided by Vanderbilt University, in preparation for the Argus mission. The Commodore payload will demonstrate basic interfaces and functionality of their radiation-effects monitoring payload controller
DragonSat 1Drexel UniversityUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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. The payload of the DragonSat-1 will consist of a package of various sensors, including one µCam camera, one HMC2003 magnetometer, one MMA7260QT accelerometer, and seven LM335 temperature sensors.
FireflyNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS3U2013-11-20Reentry 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. What types of lightning produce TGFs, and how do they differ from non-TGF lightning? How common ar the TFGs? How large an area do they cover? What effect do they have on the upper atmosphere and near-Earth space? To what extent do they represent a source of energetic electrons for the inner radiation belt?
Ho‘oponopono 2 (H2)University of Hawaii at ManoaUniversityUS3U2013-11-20No signalContinue a long-existing radar calibration service, provided currently with a microsatellite (RADCAL) and with a payload suite on a meteorological mission (DMSP-15). Demonstrate the collection of accurate (< 5 m) ephemeris data. Provide radar calibration information at an average rate of five radar ranges every day for 1 year.
Horus (STARE B, Space-Based Telescopes for Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris))Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryInstituteUS3U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Full set of reaction wheels for attitude control and a more sensitive imager
KYSAT II (KySat-2)Kentucky universitiesUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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. 5 megapixel digital camera, a temperature sensor, a 3-axis MEMS rate gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer, and a “stellar gyroscope” which was developed by University of Kentucky students.
NPS-SCAT (Naval Postgraduate School Solar Cell Array Tester)Naval Postgraduate SchoolUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 2015-10-28. Was operational until 2014-11-21? First beacon heardSolar Cell Measurement System (SMS), as its payload. This experiment measures the characteristics of a solar cell to gain an understanding of how the experimental solar cells degrade over time due to interactions with the space environment.
ORS Tech 1John Hopkins UniversityUniversityUS3U2013-11-20Reentry 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 2John Hopkins UniversityUniversityUS3U2013-11-20Reentry 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)Space & Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-11-20Reentry 2016-01-03. Was operational until 2013-11-25.Provide communications and data capabilities for underserved tactical users. Based on the SMDC-ONE satellite that flew in December 2010 and on the OUTSat mission with an upgraded communication radio and encryption.
PhoneSat 2.4aNASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Several improvements over the previous mission, including a two-way radio to enable command of the satellite from the ground, solar arrays to enable it to be operational for up to a year, and a system for attitude control.
Prometheus 1-1Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Tested for their ability to transmit audio, video and data from remote field units to ground stations using over-the-horizon SATCOM.
Prometheus 1-2Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20Reentry 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.
Prometheus 1-3Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Tested for their ability to transmit audio, video and data from remote field units to ground stations using over-the-horizon SATCOM.
Prometheus 1-4Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Tested for their ability to transmit audio, video and data from remote field units to ground stations using over-the-horizon SATCOM.
Prometheus 1-5Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Tested for their ability to transmit audio, video and data from remote field units to ground stations using over-the-horizon SATCOM.
Prometheus 1-6Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20Reentry 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.
Prometheus 1-7Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Tested for their ability to transmit audio, video and data from remote field units to ground stations using over-the-horizon SATCOM.
Prometheus 1-8Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Tested for their ability to transmit audio, video and data from remote field units to ground stations using over-the-horizon SATCOM.
SENSE SV1 (Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment)US Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2013-11-20Reentry 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. 3-axis stabilized with star cameras for attitude determination and are equipped with a Compact Total Electron Density Sensor (CTECS) to provide radio occultation measurements of total electron content and L-band scintillation. One satellite has a Cubesat Tiny Ionospheric Photometer (CTIP) monitoring 135.6 nm photons produced by the recombination of O+ ions and electrons.
SENSE SV2 (Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment)US Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2013-11-20Was 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. The other satellite has a Wind Ion Neutral Composite Suite (WINCS) to acquire simultaneous co-located, in situ measurements of atmospheric and ionospheric density, composition, temperature and winds/drifts. Mission data will be used to improve current and future space weather models and demonstrate the utility of data from CubeSats for operational weather requirements.
SwampSatUniversity of FloridaUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 2015-12-13. No signal.Demonstrate on orbit precision three axis attitude control using a pyramidal configuration of control moment gyroscopes.
TJ3satThomas Jefferson High School for Science and TechnologySchoolUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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. Educational and TextSpeak module, which converts serial data into spoken voice.
Trailblazer (SPA-1 Trailblazer)University of New MexicoUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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.
Vermont Lunar CubesatVermont Technical College/ University of VermontUniversityUS1U2013-11-20Reentry 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.
$50Sat (50-Dollarsat, Eagle 2, Morehead-OSCAR-76)Morehead State UniversityUniversityUSPocketQube 1.5p2013-11-21Reentry 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. The PocketQube chassis has no precision mechanical parts and can be built from locally obtained sheet metal.
BRITE-PL-1 Lem (CanX 3C)The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of SciencesInstitutePoland6 kg2013-11-21Operational (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.
CINEMA 2 (TRIO 2, KHUSAT 1)Kyung Hee UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2013-11-21Was 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. MAGIC (MAGnetometer from Imperial College). STEIN (SupraThermal Electrons Ions & Neutrals) particle detector.
CINEMA 3 (TRIO 3, KHUSAT 2)Kyung Hee UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2013-11-21No 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. MAGIC (MAGnetometer from Imperial College). STEIN (SupraThermal Electrons Ions & Neutrals) particle detector.
CubeBug-2 (Manolito)SatellogicCompanyArgentina2U2013-11-21Operational (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. It will carry an amateur radio AX.25 packet radio digipeater. As payload on this second mission, some custom designed components will be tested: an antenna, solar panels, and an on-board computer, a camera, a GPS transceiver and a software defined radio based on COTS components.
Delfi-n3XtDelft University of TechnologyUniversityNetherlands3U2013-11-21Was operational until 2014-02-21. Contact lost.Education, technology demonstration and nanosatellite bus advancement. Cold gas miccropropulsion. The experimental ISIS Transceiver (ITRX).
Dove-3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2013-11-21OperationalBuild 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. Show that a bus constrained to the 3U cubesat form factor can viably host a small camera payload.
Dove-4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2013-11-21Deployment 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. Show that a bus constrained to the 3U cubesat form factor can viably host a small camera payload.
FUNcube-1 (AO-73)AMSAT-UKNon-profitUK1U2013-11-21Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-27)Goal of enthusing and educating young people about radio, space, physics and electronics. 435 to 145 MHz Linear Transponder for SSB/CW operation. Carries a materials science experiment, from which the school students can receive telemetry data and which they can compare to the results they obtained from similar reference experiments in the classroom. This experiment resembles the Leslie's Cube experiment.
GOMX-1 (GATOSS, Global Air Traffic Awareness and Optimizing through Spaceborne Surveillance)GomSpaceCompanyDenmark2U2013-11-21Operational, 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. Track trans-oceanic flights by reception of the ADS-B signal signal emitted by aircraft.
HiNCubeNarvik University CollegeUniversityNorway1U2013-11-21No signalCreate a satellite platform for future scientific missions as well as increase the interest for science and space technology in Norway. Take pictures of the Earth from a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and provide the students with experience in managing and working in a big multidisciplinary project.
HumSat-DUniversity of VigoUniversitySpain1U2013-11-21Was 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. Sensors will be responsible for acquiring user data and for transmitting it to the satellites through an standard radio interface. Users will be able to define their own sensors, for monitoring different types of parameters; for example, water temperature or wind speed. Once data has been transported by HumSAT satellites, authorized users will be able to access it through an Internet connection.
ICUBE-1Islamabad Institute of Science and TechnologyInstitutePakistan1U2013-11-21Was 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. Imaging payload with a small low resolution CMOS sensor. The C3188A imaging module uses Omnivision’s CMOS image sensor OV7620. The camera will be mounted on the Z+ face of the ICUBE and can take continental scale images.
MOVE (First-MOVE, Munich Orbital Verification Experiment)Technical University of MünchenUniversityGermany1U2013-11-21Was 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 KrysaorEcuadorian Space AgencyAgencyEcuador1U2013-11-21Operational. 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. Also it has the latest advances in active deployment of its solar arrays, high speed digital transmission and a higher resolution video camera.
OPTOS (Optical Nanosatellite)National Institute of Aerospace TechnologyAgencySpain3U2013-11-21Was operational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate new technologies. Distributed OBDH (On-Board Data Handling) subsystem based on FPGAs (Floating Point Gate Arrays), and CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices), an optical wireless communication system (OBCom) with a reduced CAN (Controller Area Network) protocol is implemented, internal structure is based on composite materials.
Pocket-PUCP (PUCP-Pocket)Pontifical Catholic University of PeruUniversityPeru0.127 kg2013-11-21Was operational until?Transmit temperature measurements.
PUCPSat-1Pontifical Catholic University of PeruUniversityPeru1U2013-11-21Was operational until?Deploy PUCP-Pocket and test ADCS system with custom micro wheels and research thermal design for future satellites.
QubeScout 1Maryland State UniversityUniversityUSPocketQube 2.5p2013-11-21Was operational?Test a micro sun-sensor that can be used to find and point instruments toward the sun
T-LogoQube (BeakerSat 1, MagPocketQube, Eagle-1)Sonoma State UniversityUniversityUSPocketQube 2.5p2013-11-21Was operational until?T-LogoQube is measuring the Earth's magnetic field in order to determine the satellite's pointing direction.
Triton-1ISIS (Innovative Solutions In Space)CompanyNetherlands3U2013-11-21Was 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.
UWE-3University of WürzburgUniversityGermany1U2013-11-21Operational (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)Nanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore1U2013-11-21Was 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)Weather News Inc.CompanyJapan10 kg2013-11-21Operational (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.
WrenSTADOKO UGCompanyGermanyPocketQube 1p2013-11-21Was 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. Camera and 4 pulsed plasma thrusters. A 3 axis reaction wheel and a colour camera.
ZACUBE-1 (TshepisoSat)Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyUniversitySouth Africa1U2013-11-21Operational (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). Space-weather experiment to take measurements in the ionosphere. High frequency (HF) beacon transmitter that will be used to help characterize the Earth’s ionosphere and to calibrate SANSA's (South African National Space Agency) auroral radar installation at the SANAE base in Antarctica
AeroCube-5AThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2013-12-06Operational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate new technologies for pointing and tracking between two identical CubeSats and to demonstrate a deorbit device.
AeroCube-5BThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2013-12-06Operational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate new technologies for pointing and tracking between two identical CubeSats and to demonstrate a deorbit device.
ALICE (AFIT LEO iMESA CNT Experiment)Air Force Institute of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2013-12-06Operational? (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. iMESA (Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer) and the CNT (Carbon Nano-Tube) experiments. Georgia Tech manufactured the carbon nanotube array and AFIT built the payload and assembled and tested the satellite. Performance of the carbon nanotube array will be done using custom built integrated miniaturized electrostatic analyzer (iMESA) sensors, based on designs provided by the U.S. Air Force Academy.
CUNYSAT 1City University of New York (CUNY)UniversityUS1U2013-12-06No 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. The original science objective was an investigation of ionospheric disturbances but this was de-scoped due to power constraints and postponed for another CubeSat mission.
FIREBIRD A (FU1, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)Montana State University/ University of New HampshireUniversityUS1.5U2013-12-06Was 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.
FIREBIRD B (FU2, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)Montana State University/ University of New HampshireUniversityUS1.5U2013-12-06Was 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.
IPEX (CP8, Intelligent Payload Experiment)California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS1U2013-12-06Was operational until 2015-01-30.Validate onboard instrument processing and autonomous payload operations for the proposed NASA HYperSPectral Infra-Red Instrument (HyspIRI) mission. PEX carries several low-resolution (3 mega pixels) Omnivision OV3642 cameras as a stand in for actual science instruments on future NASA missions. These cameras are capable of acquiring many images (several per minute) over the mission lifetime providing data to validate onboard processing.
M-Cubed 2 (MCUBED-2)University of MichiganUniversityUS1U2013-12-06Operational (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.
SMDC-ONE 3.1 (Charlie)US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-12-06Operational? (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)US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-12-06Operational? (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)US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-12-06Operational? (No public news found)Related to the SMDC NAnosatellite Program (SNaP) - Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations.
TacSat-6Space & Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2013-12-06Operational? (No public news found)The mission will demonstrate nanosatellite communication capabilities.
ArduSat 2Spire (Nanosatisfi)CompanyUS2U2014-01-09Reentry 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. The satellite’s primary payload is bank of Arduino processors on which student / DIY code may run. The Arduino processors may sample data from the satellite’s imaging payload, a 1.3 megapixel optical CMOS camera module, and / or any of the satellite’s onboard sensors, which includes photolux sensor, IR temperature, PCB temperature, 3-axis magnetometer, Geiger counter, 6-DOF IMU, and MEMS gyros.
Flock-1 Dove-1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-09. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-05-24. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-05-15. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-18. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-02. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-15. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-05-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-07-06. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-13. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-10-26. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-13Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-07-02. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-14Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-20. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-15Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-05-20. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-16Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-20. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-17Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-05-19. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-18Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-10-29. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-19Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-02. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-20Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2015-10-09. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-21Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-05-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-22Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-04. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-23Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-07-10. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-24Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-25Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-24. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-26Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-10. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-27Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-05-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1 Dove-28Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-06-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
LitSat-1Kaunas University of TechnologyInstituteLithuania1U2014-01-09Reentry 2014-05-23. Was operational.Scientific platform for the future scientific experiments with piezo motors in space.
LituanicaSAT-1Kaunas University of TechnologyUniversityLithuania1U2014-01-09Reentry 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. Locally manufactured primary and secondary flight computers which control the payload consisting of an onboard VGA photo camera and FM Mode V/U Voice Repeater, designed and built by Lithuanian radio-amateurs. Satellite’s external solar panels were specially built and donated by Lithuanian based R&D company „Precizika-MET SC“. One of the mission secondary goals is also to test under space environment different micro-controller designs and MEMS sensors that are integrated into on-board computers.
SkyCubeSouthern Stars Group, LLCCompanyUS1U2014-01-09Reentry 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-1Alas Peruanas UniversityUniversityPeru1U2014-01-09Reentry 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.
Chasqui-IPeru National University of EngineeringUniversityPeru1U2014-02-05Reentry 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. Two cameras, one in the visible range and one in the infra-red range. Also, it includes its own attitude control and determination system, communication in the amateur radio band mechanisms, as well as power and thermal control mechanisms based on solar cells of high eficiency and an embedded control and information management system for all the components of the satellite.
ARTSAT1: Invader (INteractiVe satellite for Art and Design Experimental Research)Tama Art UniversityUniversityJapan1U2014-02-27Reentry 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)University of TsukubaUniversityJapan1U2014-02-27Reentry 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)Kagoshima UniversityUniversityJapan1U2014-02-27Reentry 2014-05-18. Was operational.Study on Forcast of Localized 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. Basic Experiments for LEO Positioning Satellites. Frequency and phase synchronization between a ground-base system and a satellite. Orbit Determination Experiments with Radio Interferometer. Satellite Traking Experiment at Very Low Earth Orbit. Evaluation of Earth's atmosphere to the satellite. Verification of Pantograph-type Extending Boom in Space. The boom was originally designed and is fit for compact satellites.
OPUSAT (CosMoz)Osaka Prefecture UniversityUniversityJapan1U2014-02-27Reentry 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.
STARS-II (Gennai, Mother)Kagawa UniversityUniversityJapan9kg2014-02-27Reentry 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. Attitude control by arm link motion based on tether tension due to gravity gradient. DS controls its attitude by arm link motion using tether tension (on EDT), which is applied by gravity gradient. Tether deployment and retrieval by tether tension control. EDT is connected to Kevlar tether at its end. By tension control of Kevlar tether by the reel, relative positions of MS and DS can be controlled.
ALL-STAR/THEIA (Agile Low-cost Laboratory for Space Technology Acceleration and Research)University of Colorado at BoulderUniversityUS3U2014-04-18Reentry 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. Earth-imaging optical telescope payload built to test the capabilities of the ALLSTAR-1 Bus.
KickSatCornell UniversityUniversityUS3U2014-04-18Reentry 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-2.5NASA AmesAgencyUS1U2014-04-18Reentry 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. PhoneSat 2.5’s smartphone camera will attempt to transmit photographs to the ground station at Santa Clara University in California to gather information for future low-cost star trackers.
SporeSatNASA Ames, Purdue University, Santa Clara UniversityUniversityUS3U2014-04-18Reentry 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. Space 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 missions such as PharmaSat and O/OREOS. Serve as a technology platform to evaluate new microsensor technologies for enabling future fundamental biology missions.
TSAT (TSat3, Testsat-Lite, Taylor Satellite)Taylor UniversityUniversityUS2U2014-04-18Reentry 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.
SPROUTNihon UniversityUniversityJapan6.7 kg2014-05-24Was 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-6AThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS0.5U2014-06-19Operational? (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. The CubeSats are equipped with a suite of miniaturized radiation dosimeters that will take identical measurements of the radiation environment as the spacecraft travel in low Earth orbit. Since the two satellites will measure the same radiation fields within only a few minutes – or seconds – of each other, Aerospace scientists will be able to gather significant information about time-related radiation variations in LEO.
AeroCube-6BThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS0.5U2014-06-19Operational? (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. The CubeSats are equipped with a suite of miniaturized radiation dosimeters that will take identical measurements of the radiation environment as the spacecraft travel in low Earth orbit. Since the two satellites will measure the same radiation fields within only a few minutes – or seconds – of each other, Aerospace scientists will be able to gather significant information about time-related radiation variations in LEO.
AntelsatUniversity of the RepublicUniversityUruguay2U2014-06-19Was 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. UHF telemetry, VHF telecommand, S-Band download data from color & infrared cameras.
BRITE-CA 1 (BRITE-Toronto, CanX-3E)Canadian Space Agency (CSA)AgencyCanada10 kg2014-06-19Operational (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.
BRITE-CA 2 (BRITE-Montreak, CanX-3F)Canadian Space Agency (CSA)AgencyCanada10 kg2014-06-19Deployment 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.
DTUSat-2Technical University of DenmarkUniversityDenmark1U2014-06-19Was 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. The tracking system will be used for tracking cuckoos on their migration from Europe to Africa and to track the movements of birds that have been displaced from Denmark. Tracking displaced birds holds great promise to help solving some of the true mysteries of bird migration: how do inexperienced, young migratory birds manage to find their way to unknown wintering quarters on their own, thousands of kilometres from were they were born.
Duchifat-1Herzliya Science CentreSchoolIsrael1U2014-06-19Operational (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-1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1c Dove-11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Lemur-1Spire (Nanosatisfi)CompanyUS3U2014-06-19OperationalTechnology 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.
NANOSATC-BR1 (NCBR-1)National Institute of Space ResearchInstituteBrazil1U2014-06-19Was 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)
PACE (Platform for Attitude Control Experiments)National Cheng Kung UniversityUniversityTaiwan2U2014-06-19No 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 1Dauria / Canopus / Aquila SpaceCompanyRussia6U2014-06-19Operational? (No recent public news found)- Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver
Perseus-M 2Dauria / Canopus / Aquila SpaceCompanyRussia6U2014-06-19Operational? (No recent public news found)- Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver 
PolyITAN-1National Technical University of UkraineUniversityUkraine1U2014-06-19Operational (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. Frame is made of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) honeycomb panels with very low specific weight.
POPSAT-HIP 1Microspace Rapid Pte Ltd.CompanySingapore3U2014-06-19Was operational for 1 year?Demonstrate the functionality of a high resolution optical payload and attitude control propulsion system on a Cubesat Class Nano-satellite. GSD 5 m from LEO and 5 km swath.
QB50P1Von Karman InstituteInstituteBelgium2U2014-06-19Was operational until 2016-12-XX?Test key subsystems of QB50. INMS Payload from MSSL, UK. QB50 ADCS system from SSC, UK. Thermocouple experiment from VKI, Belgium. AMSAT-NL 435/145 MHz linear transponder (FUNcube-3) from AMSAT-NL, The Netherlands.
QB50P2Von Karman InstituteInstituteBelgium2U2014-06-19Was operational until 2016-01-XX?Test key subsystems of QB50. FIPEX (Flux-(Phi)-Probe-Experiment) Payload, University of Dresden, Germany. QB50 ADCS system from SSC, UK. Thermocouple experiment from VKI, Belgium. AMSAT-Fr 435/145 MHz FM voice transponder from AMSAT Francophone, France.
TigrisatSchool of Aerospace Engineering of RomeUniversityItaly3U2014-06-19Operational (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.
CanX-4Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada7 kg2014-06-30Operational (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-5Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada7 kg2014-06-30Operational (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)Nanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore0.193 kg2014-06-30Was operational until?Picosatellite for intersatellite communication experiment.
VELOX-I N-Sat (VELOX 1)Nanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore3U2014-06-30Operational? (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. Optics extension system all use spring-loaded mechanisms for deployment after launch. Imaging system with extended optics for 20 m ground resolution, a quantum physics payload and an intersatellite communications payload.
AISSat-2Norwegian Space CentreAgencyNorway6 kg2014-07-08Operational (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. 
UKube-1 (United Kingdom Universal Bus Experiment 1)UK Space AgencyAgencyUK3U2014-07-08Semi-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. TOPCAT, from the University of Bath, is the first GPS device aimed at measuring plasmaspheric space weather. The CMOS Image Demonstrator by the Open University is a camera that will take images of the earth and test the effect of radiation on space hardware using a new generation of image sensor. Astrium’s “Janus” Experiment to demonstrate the feasibility of using cosmic radiation to improve the security of communications satellites and to flight test lower cost electronic systems. AMSAT’s FUNcube-2, an outreach payload allowing school children of primary and secondary age to interact with the spacecraft.
Flock-1b Dove-1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-01-01. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-03-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Returned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Returned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2014-08-17. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-10-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-01-20. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-03-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-06-28. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-08-23. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-09-07. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-09-29. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-13Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Returned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-14Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Returned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-15Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-01-07. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-16Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2014-12-13. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-17Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-03-04. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-18Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-01-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-19Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Returned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-20Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Returned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-5Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-21Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-10-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-22Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-10-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-23Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-03-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-24Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-03-15. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-25Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-02-01. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-26Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2014-12-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-27Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-10-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1b Dove-28Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 2015-08-07. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
GEARRS-1 (GEARRSAT, Globalstar Experiment And Risk Reduction Satellite)Near Space LaunchCompanyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 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.   
LambdasatSan Jose State UniversityUniversityUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 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-1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 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-4NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2014-07-13Reentry 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.
BRITE-PL-2 Heweliusz (CanX 3D)The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of SciencesInstitutePoland6 kg2014-08-19Operational (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.
Arkyd 3Planetary ResourcesCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureTechnology demonstration nanosatellite based on the triple CubeSat form factor for the planned Arkyd-100 astronomy satellites but no optical payload.
Flock-1d Dove-1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-13Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-14Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-15Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-16Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-17Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-18Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-19Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-20Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-21Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-22Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-23Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-24Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-25Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d Dove-26Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2014-10-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
GOMX-2GomSpaceCompanyDenmark2U2014-10-28Launch 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.
RACE (CHARM, Radiometer Atmospheric CubeSat Experiment, CubeSat Hydrometric Atmospheric Radiometer Mission)The University of Texas at AustinUniversityUS3U2014-10-28Launch 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.
AESP-14Technological Institute of AeronauticsUniversityBrazil1U2015-01-10Reentry 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. A Langmuir Probe (LP) for measurement of electron density and temperature of the plasma ionospheric
Flock-1d' 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-01-10Reentry 2015-10-13. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1d' 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-01-10Reentry 2015-12-27. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
CP10 (ExoCube)California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2015-01-31Was semi-operational until 2016-07-30. Measuring the Elemental Composition of the Exosphere Technology demonstration mission of a mass spectrometer sensor suite, EXOS, into low-Earth orbit to measure neutral and ionized species in the exosphere and thermosphere. Mass Spectrometer Incoherent Scatter models are essential in Earth system science and upper atmosphere composition.
FIREBIRD-2 C (FU3, FIREBIRD-3, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)Montana State University/ University of New HampshireUniversityUS1.5U2015-01-31Operational (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.
FIREBIRD-2 D (FU4, FIREBIRD-4, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)Montana State University/ University of New HampshireUniversityUS1.5U2015-01-31Operational (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.
GRIFEX (GEO-CAPE ROIC In-Flight Performance Experiment)University of MichiganUniversityUS3U2015-01-31Operational (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. The PanFTS engineering model instrument is currently being developed which will incorporate the focal plane assembly (FPA) and signal chain technology validated by the GRIFEX CubeSat flight experiment. GRIFEX will validate the JPL developed digital FPA and signal chain for the same signal levels expected for PanFTS in geostationary orbit.
Arkyd 3 reflightPlanetary ResourcesCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 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-1Booz Allen HamiltonCompanyUS1U2015-04-14Reentry 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
Flock-1e 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-05-18. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-03-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-05-29. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-06-24. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-06-20. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-07-21. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-07-17. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-06-22. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-02-08. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-08-09. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-08-09. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-08-09. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 13Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-08-24. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1e 14Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-04-14Reentry 2016-07-31. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
AeroCube-8A (IMPACT)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2015-05-20Operational? (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.
AeroCube-8B (IMPACT)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2015-05-20Operational? (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.
BRICSat-P (Ballistic Reinforced Communication Satellite, previously PSat B, ParkinsonSat B)US Naval AcademyUniversityUS1.5U2015-05-20Was operational until 2015-07-XX. Power problems and weak signals.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. APRS constellation transponder with downlink on 437.975MHz and with uplink on 145.825MHz 1k2 and 9k6 AX25 - PSK31 Xponder with 28.120 MHz uplink and UHF FM downlink on 435.350 MHz
GEARRS 2 (GEARRSAT 2, Globalstar Experiment And Risk Reduction Satellite)Near Space LaunchCompanyUS3U2015-05-20Was 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.   
LightSail-AThe Planetary SocietyNon-profitUS3U2015-05-20Reentry 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. It is anticipated that solar sail deployment will occur approximately two weeks after launch. Following sail deployment, engineering telemetry and imaging of the sail deployment event will be downlinked.
OptiCube 1 (O/C, Optical CubeSat)California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2015-05-20Passive, mass dummy basically. No signal.Provide on-orbit targets for ground assets to calibrate sensors for orbital debris studies and small-object tracking improvements These satellites were produced as a back-up on short notice on request of the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office and the Air Force's Starfire Optical Range, when it became clear, that not enough CubeSats would be ready to fill all the launch slots on the ULTRASAT mission.
OptiCube 2 (O/C, Optical CubeSat)California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2015-05-20Passive, mass dummy basically. No signal.Provide on-orbit targets for ground assets to calibrate sensors for orbital debris studies and small-object tracking improvements These satellites were produced as a back-up on short notice on request of the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office and the Air Force's Starfire Optical Range, when it became clear, that not enough CubeSats would be ready to fill all the launch slots on the ULTRASAT mission.
OptiCube 3 (O/C, Optical CubeSat)California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS3U2015-05-20Passive, mass dummy basically. No signal.Provide on-orbit targets for ground assets to calibrate sensors for orbital debris studies and small-object tracking improvements These satellites were produced as a back-up on short notice on request of the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office and the Air Force's Starfire Optical Range, when it became clear, that not enough CubeSats would be ready to fill all the launch slots on the ULTRASAT mission.
PSat A (PSat, ParkinsonSat A, UltraSat1?, NO-84)US Naval Academy Satellite LabUniversityUS1.5U2015-05-20Operational (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. The data transponder also includes all telemetry, command and control for a complete CubeSat.
USS Langley (Unix Space Server)US Naval AcademyUniversityUS3U2015-05-20No 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.
Flock-1f 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1f 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1f 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1f 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1f 5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1f 6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1f 7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-1f 8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-06-28Launch failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
DeorbitsailEU FP7 consortiumAgencyUK3U2015-07-10Was 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 solar sail to demonstrate deorbiting.
AAUSAT5 (AAUSAT 5)Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-03-15. Was operational.Monitor ship traffic, especially around Greenland, using a new and improved AIS receiver.
Flock-2b 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-09-22. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-10-02. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-10-14. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-10-17. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-09-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-08-22. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-09-21. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-05-22. Was operational. Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-10-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-10-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Returned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-8?Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Returned to Earth. Aboard Dragon SpX-8?Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 13Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-10-11. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2b 14Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-08-19Reentry 2016-09-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
GOMX-3 (GOMX 3)GomSpaceCompanyDenmark3U2015-08-19Reentry 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.
S-CUBE (S3, Shootingstar Sensing Satellite)Chiba Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan3U2015-08-19Reentry 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). The scientific instruments consist of a CCD camera inherited from SpriteSat and a Photomultiplier tube (PMT) for detection at ultraviolet wavelengths.
SERPENSSERPENS (Sistema Espacial para Realização de Pesquisa e Experimentos com Nanossatélites) programme university consortiumUniversityBrazil3U2015-08-19Reentry 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.
DCBB (CAS 3G, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)Shenzhen Aerospace Dongfanghong HIT Satellite LtdCompanyChina2U2015-09-19Operational? (No public news found)Amateur radio missions. The amateur communications payload consists of U/V 20 kHz wide transponders with 145 MHz CW beacon and 19k2 GMSK AX25 telemetry downlinks.
Dust 1 (XC 1, Xingchen 1, Tiantuo-3, TT-3)National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)UniversityChina30 g2015-09-19Operational (IAC2018)Test out inter-satellite communication techniques.
Dust 2 (XC 2, Xingchen 2, Tiantuo-3, TT-3)National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)UniversityChina30 g2015-09-19Operational (IAC2018)Test out inter-satellite communication techniques.
Dust 3 (XC 3, Xingchen 3, Tiantuo-3, TT-3)National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)UniversityChina30 g2015-09-19Operational (IAC2018)Test out inter-satellite communication techniques.
Dust 4 (XC 4, Xingchen 4, Tiantuo-3, TT-3)National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)UniversityChina30 g2015-09-19Operational (IAC2018)Test out inter-satellite communication techniques.
KJSY 1 (Kongjian Shiyan 1)Tsinghua UniversityUniversityChina0.173 kg2015-09-19Operational? (No public news found)Test formation flying on tethers with ZJ-1 ans inter-satellite communications and GaN electronic boards in space.
LilacSat-2 (Zidingxiang-2, CAS 3H)Harbin Institute of TechnologyUniversityChina10 kg2015-09-19Operational (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. 4 mission payloads: 1. A V/U amateur radio SDR platform. It can be configured as an FM repeater or an APRS digipeater.It will also provide a VHF CW beacon and UHF 9k6 BPSK telemetry downlink 2. An SDR based multi-band receiver, for reception and decoding of signals from AIS, ADS-B, etc. 3. An FPGA software testing platform. 4. A thermal infrared camera.
Smart (NUDT-PhoneSat, CAS 3I, Kaituo 1B, Tiantuo-3, TT-3)National University of Defense Technology UniversityChina1U2015-09-19Operational (IAC2018)-
XW-2B (CAS 3B, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina10 kg2015-09-19Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-20)Atmospheric physics experiments and amateur radio missions. The amateur communications payload consists of U/V 20 kHz wide transponders with 145 MHz CW beacon and 19k2 GMSK AX25 telemetry downlinks.
XW-2C (CAS 3C, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina10 kg2015-09-19Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-25)Atmospheric physics experiments and amateur radio missions. The amateur communications payload consists of U/V 20 kHz wide transponders with 145 MHz CW beacon and 19k2 GMSK AX25 telemetry downlinks.
XW-2D (CAS 3D, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina10 kg2015-09-19Operational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-07-22)Atmospheric physics experiments and amateur radio missions. The amateur communications payload consists of U/V 20 kHz wide transponders with 145 MHz CW beacon and 19k2 GMSK AX25 telemetry downlinks.
XW-2E (CAS 3E, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina1.5 kg2015-09-19Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-12)Amateur radio missions. The amateur communications payload consists of U/V 20 kHz wide transponders with 145 MHz CW beacon and 19k2 GMSK AX25 telemetry downlinks.
XW-2F (CAS 3F, Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite)CAMSAT (AMSAT China)Non-profitChina1.5 kg2015-09-19Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-20)Amateur radio missions. The amateur communications payload consists of U/V 20 kHz wide transponders with 145 MHz CW beacon and 19k2 GMSK AX25 telemetry downlinks.
ZJ 1 (Zijing 1)Tsinghua UniversityUniversityChina0.234 kg2015-09-19Operational? (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.
TW-1A (STU-2, Shankeda 2, Tianwang-1A, Sat-A, SECM-1, STU-2A)Shanghai Engineering Centre for Microsatellites (SECM)InstituteChina3U2015-09-25Operational (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. CubeSats networking based on Gamalink. Monitoring sea ice and gaining the maritime traffic information in polar region based on AIS receiver and camera. Demonstration of autonomous formation flying including the along-track orbital (ATO) formation and the projected circular orbital (PCO) formation. In-orbit demonstration and validation of ADS-B receiver/ Gamalink / Micro-propulsion. Imaging the satellite separating process.
TW-1B (STU-2, NJUST 2, Tianwang-1B, Sat-B, SECM-1, STU-2B)Shanghai Engineering Centre for MicrosatellitesInstituteChina2U2015-09-25Was 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. CubeSats networking based on Gamalink. Monitoring sea ice and gaining the maritime traffic information in polar region based on AIS receiver and camera. Demonstration of autonomous formation flying including the along-track orbital (ATO) formation and the projected circular orbital (PCO) formation. In-orbit demonstration and validation of ADS-B receiver/ Gamalink / Micro-propulsion. Imaging the satellite separating process.
TW-1C (STU-2, NJFA , Tianwang-1C, Sat-C, SECM-1, STU-2C)Shanghai Engineering Centre for MicrosatellitesInstituteChina2U2015-09-25Operational (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. CubeSats networking based on Gamalink. Monitoring sea ice and gaining the maritime traffic information in polar region based on AIS receiver and camera. Demonstration of autonomous formation flying including the along-track orbital (ATO) formation and the projected circular orbital (PCO) formation. In-orbit demonstration and validation of ADS-B receiver/ Gamalink / Micro-propulsion. Imaging the satellite separating process.
exactView-9 (EV-9, EV9)exactEarth IncCompanyCanada5.5 kg2015-09-28Operational?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.
Lemur-2 1 JoelSpireCompanyUS3U2015-09-28OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 2 PeterSpireCompanyUS3U2015-09-28OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 3 JeroenSpireCompanyUS3U2015-09-28OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 4 ChrisSpireCompanyUS3U2015-09-28OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
AeroCube-5CThe Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2015-10-08Operational? (No recent public news found)Demonstrate new technologies for pointing and tracking between two identical CubeSats and to demonstrate a deorbit device.
Aerocube-7A (OCSD, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-A, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2015-10-08Semi-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.
ARC-1 (Alaska Research CubeSat)University of AlaskaUniversityUS1U2015-10-08No 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.
BisonSat (Nwist Q̓ʷiq̓ʷáy, SKC)Salish Kootenai CollegeUniversityUS1U2015-10-08Semi-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-1AThe Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)Non-profitUS1U2015-10-08Operational (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.
LMRSTSat (LMRSat , LMRST-Sat, Low Mass Radio Science Transponder - Satellite)Stanford UniversityUniversityUS2U2015-10-08No signalThe objective of the LMRST payload is to provide a far-field source for calibration of the DSN (Deep Space Network) X-band.
PropCube 1 (Flora, Propagation CubeSat)Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) UniversityUS1U2015-10-08Operational (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.
PropCube 3 (Merryweather. Propagation CubeSat)Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) UniversityUS1U2015-10-08Operational (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.
SINOD-D 1 (SRI International NanoSat Orbital Demonstration)SRI InternationalCompanyUS2U2015-10-08Operational? (No recent public news found)High-speed data downlink for wide-bandwidth CubeSat payloads via software defined radio communications.
SINOD-D 3 (SRI International NanoSat Orbital Demonstration)SRI InternationalCompanyUS2U2015-10-08Operational? (No recent public news found)High-speed data downlink for wide-bandwidth CubeSat payloads via software defined radio communications.
SNaP-3 A ALICE ((Space and Missile Defense Command Nano-Satellite-3)US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2015-10-08Operational? (No recent public news found)Related to the SMDC NAnosatellite Program (SNaP) - Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations.
SNaP-3 B EDDIE ((Space and Missile Defense Command Nano-Satellite-3) US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2015-10-08Operational? (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)US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandMilitaryUS3U2015-10-08Operational? (No recent public news found)Related to the SMDC NAnosatellite Program (SNaP) - Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations.
Argus (SLU-02)Saint Louis UniversityUniversityUS2U2015-11-04Launch 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.
EDSN 1 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)NASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch 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. This technology has the potential to provide extremely flexible data correlation and distribution, simplify spacecraft operations, and accelerate data downlinks so that a satellite network could be rapidly reconfigured.
EDSN 2 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)NASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch 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. This technology has the potential to provide extremely flexible data correlation and distribution, simplify spacecraft operations, and accelerate data downlinks so that a satellite network could be rapidly reconfigured.
EDSN 3 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)NASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch 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. This technology has the potential to provide extremely flexible data correlation and distribution, simplify spacecraft operations, and accelerate data downlinks so that a satellite network could be rapidly reconfigured.
EDSN 4 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)NASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch 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. This technology has the potential to provide extremely flexible data correlation and distribution, simplify spacecraft operations, and accelerate data downlinks so that a satellite network could be rapidly reconfigured.
EDSN 5 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)NASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch 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. This technology has the potential to provide extremely flexible data correlation and distribution, simplify spacecraft operations, and accelerate data downlinks so that a satellite network could be rapidly reconfigured.
EDSN 6 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)NASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch 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. This technology has the potential to provide extremely flexible data correlation and distribution, simplify spacecraft operations, and accelerate data downlinks so that a satellite network could be rapidly reconfigured.
EDSN 7 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)NASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch 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. This technology has the potential to provide extremely flexible data correlation and distribution, simplify spacecraft operations, and accelerate data downlinks so that a satellite network could be rapidly reconfigured.
EDSN 8 (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks)NASA/ Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-11-04Launch 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. This technology has the potential to provide extremely flexible data correlation and distribution, simplify spacecraft operations, and accelerate data downlinks so that a satellite network could be rapidly reconfigured.
PrintSatMontana State UniversityUniversityUS1U2015-11-04Launch 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.
STACEMUtah State University Research Foundation Space Dynamics LaboratoryInstituteUS3U2015-11-04Launch 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.
SUPERNOVA-BETA (TechSat I, TechSat 1)PumpkinCompanyUS6U2015-11-04Launch failureTest flight of multiple subsystems on the SUPERNOVA 6U bus developed by Pumpkin, Inc, including structure, EPS, GPS, ADACS, CDH, and imagers. 1) Real-time image processing experiments. Use of embedded CPU/GPU on orbit. Improvements to imaging via coupled processing control pipeline, only feasible on-board. 2) Reflight of improved hardware developed for crowdFunded SkyCube in 2012-2014 Intended to provide consumer-grade Earth imagery, “tweets from space”, inflatable deorbit device.
BEVO 2 (Bevo-2, LONESTAR)University of Texas at AustinUniversityUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 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. The ADC suite includes a GPS receiver, MEMS gyroscopes, an accelerometer, sun sensors, star tracker, magnetometer, reaction wheels, torque rods, and a cold-gas propulsion unit. Additionally, the LONESTAR (AggieSat-4) spacecraft will photograph its partner satellite and conduct crosslink communications to calculate relative navigation solutions.
CADRE (CubeSat investigating Atmospheric Density Response to Extreme driving)University of MichiganUniversityUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 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.
Flock-2e 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-06-16. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-01-23. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-04-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-03-11. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-02-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-04-07. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2017-07-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2017-12-25. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-02-28. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-03-04. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e 12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 2018-03-04. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
MinXSS (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer CubeSat)University of Colorado at BoulderUniversityUS3U2015-12-06Reentry 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. Measure the intensity of the soft x-ray spectrum from 0.6 keV (20Å) to 25 keV (0.5Å).
Nodes J (Nodes B, Nodes 2)NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-12-06Reentry 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. Companion mission to EDSN, using the same satellite design with additional new software capabilities.
Nodes K (NODes 1, Nodes 1, Nodes A)NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS1.5U2015-12-06Reentry 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. Companion mission to EDSN, using the same satellite design with additional new software capabilities.
SNAPS (Stanford Nano Picture Satellite)Stanford UniversityUniversityUS0.25U2015-12-06Operational? 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. 1080p camera, 32-bit ARM microcontroller with SRAM and FRAM, UHF radio and non-deploying antenna, nondeploying solar array, and ~20Wh of lithium-ion battery capacity.
STMSat-1 (STM CubeSat, St. Thomas More Cathedral School)St. Thomas More Cathedral SchoolSchoolUS1U2015-12-06Reentry 2017-04-21. No signal.Perform Earth Observation and engage grade school students around the World as remote mission operation centers.
Athenoxat-1Microspace Rapid Pte Ltd.CompanyItaly3U2015-12-16Operational (http://www.micro-space.org/ham.html)Demonstrate the functionality of night vision optical payload on a Cubesat Class Nanosatellite.
GalassiaNational University of SingaporeUniversitySingapore2U2015-12-16Operational (Smallsat 2018)Main objective is for students to understand space technologies and to gain practical experiences while building, integrating and testing 2U CubeSat bus and payloads. First payload aims to measure the Total Electron Count (TEC) in the ionosphere above Singapore. The second primary payload is the Small Photon-Entangling Quantum System (SPEQS) payload, which is developed by the Center for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in NUS. A compact and efficient system for generating and detecting photon pairs is conducted. The SPEQS experiment utilizes a process called Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion (SPDC) to generate entangled photon pairs. The generation and detection of photon pairs are performed within the package to check the quality of the entanglement.
VELOX-IINanyang Technological UniversityUniversitySingapore6U2015-12-16Operational? (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.
HORYU-4 (AEGIS)Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan10 kg2016-02-17Operational? (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. The mission of Horyu-4 is to: Acquire current waveform of arcing phenomena on high voltage solar array. Acquire image of arcing phenomena on high voltage solar array. Advance our knowledge on spacecraft charging. Contribute to reliability improvement of present space systems and realization of future high power space system.
Flock-2e' 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-04-15. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2017-12-01. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2017-11-08. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-06-27. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-04-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2017-10-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-04-05. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-03-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-02-17. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-03-11. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-02-28. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 13Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-06-03. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 14Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 15Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 16Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-06-01. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 17Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-06-26. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 18Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 19Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-05-12. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2e' 20Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 2018-04-18. Was operational.Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Lemur-2 5 TheresacondorSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 6 KaneSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 7 Nick-AllainSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 8 JeffSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 9 CubecheeseSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 10 DrmuzzSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 11 BridgemanSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 12 NateSpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 13 BeccadeweySpireCompanyUS3U2016-03-23Deployment 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Tomsk-TPU 120 (Tomsk-TPU-120)Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityUniversityRussia3U2016-03-31Operational? (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.
AAUSAT4 (AAUSAT-4)Aalborg UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2016-04-25Operational (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-IIPolytechnic University of TurinUniversityItaly1U2016-04-25Was 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.
OUFTI-1University of LiègeUniversityBelgium1U2016-04-25Was operational until 2016-05-07Test the use of the D-STAR communication protocol in space.
SamSat-218/D (Kontact-Nanosputnik)Samara State Aerospace UniversityUniversityRussia3U2016-04-28Was 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.
BEESAT-4Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany1U2016-06-22Operational (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. Target for BIROS microsatellite making use of only optical or vision-based navigation which approached to 50 meters.
Flock-2p 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2p 12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2016-06-22OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Sathyabamasat (SNSAT, SB Sat)Sathyabama UniversityUniversityIndia2U2016-06-22Was 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.
Swayam COEPCollege of Engineering, PuneUniversityIndia1U2016-06-22Was operational? (Latest report from COEP Facebook from 2016)Passive attitude stabilisation system, plus a store and forward message system and also an experiment with an analogue power subsystem.
Aoxiang Zhixing (Star of Aoxiang, SAOX, AX-1)Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityUniversityChina12U2016-06-25Reentry 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)Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaUniversitySpain6U2016-08-15Was 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. PYCARO reflectometer is designed to compare a direct signal from a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou with the same signal reflected to Earth. PYCARO therefore operates as what is called a bistatic radar, i.e. it does not emit a signal but merely captures the signals emitted by other systems. This technique is known as GNSS-R, and can be used to obtain data on ocean altimetry, sea conditions and soil moisture, among other applications.
AISat Nano (AISat-1N)UK Space AgencyAgencyUK3U2016-09-26Operational (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. SpaceMag-PV Boom - arms used to hold instrument sensors as far as possible from the spacecraft body to minimise interference. C3D2 is a highly customisable CubeSat camera offering three fields of view and innovative on-board software processing capabilities. The payload will also be a remote experiment of the Open Science Laboratory - suite of remote experiments that supports distance learning students studying science and engineering. The payload development is led by the Open University Centre for Electronic Imaging with sensor hardware provided by e2v Ltd and electronics from XCAM Ltd. Thin Film Solar Cell is a novel and potentially step-changing solar cell structure which is directly deposited on cover glass just 1/10th of a millimeter thick.
CanX-7Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)InstituteCanada3U2016-09-26Operational (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. Test an ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) receiver developed by Royal Military College (RMC) with support from COM DEV Ltd. ADS-B is a cooperative surveillance technology for tracking aircraft. Detecting ADS-B signals from space will enable enhanced global awareness of aircraft identities, locations, and headings. CanX-7 will be among the first satellites in the world to evaluate this technology from space.
PISat (PESIT Imaging Satellite)PES Institute of TechnologyUniversityIndia5.3 kg2016-09-26Was 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.
PrathamIndian Institute of Technology BombayUniversityIndia10 kg2016-09-26Was 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. Launching the satellite into orbit and measuring Total Electron Count of the Ionosphere. Involving students from other universities in our Satellite mission by building ground stations in their universities.
Lemur-2 14 SokolskySpireCompanyUS3U2016-10-18OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 15 XiaoqingSpireCompanyUS3U2016-10-18OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 16 AnubhavthakurSpireCompanyUS3U2016-10-18OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 17 WingoSpireCompanyUS3U2016-10-18OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
CAS 2T (Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite 2T, Fengtai-1, CAS-2T)CAMSATNon-profitChina2U2016-11-09Semi-operational. Attached to the upper stage on purpose. Lots of CW telemetry not correct.FM transponder.
Lishui-1 (Lishui 1-01)Zhejiang Lizhui Electronic Technology CoCompanyChina3U2016-11-09Operational? (No public news found)-
Pina-2 01Aerospace DFHCompanyChina3U2016-11-09Operational? Was it even launched? (No public news found)-
Pina-2 02Aerospace DFHCompanyChina3U2016-11-09Operational? Was it even launched? (No public news found)-
XX-1 (Xiaoxiang 1, XX1)SpacetyCompanyChina6U2016-11-09Operational? (No recent public news)Stabilized camera system.
AeroCube-8C (IMPACT)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2016-11-11Operational? (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.
AeroCube-8D (IMPACT)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2016-11-11Operational? (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.
CELTEE 1Air Force Research LaboratoryMilitaryUS1U2016-11-11Operational? (No public news found)Evaluate the performance of M42 Techs Enhanced Location Transponder (ELT) small satellite tracking and orbit determination technology.
OptiCube 4 (O/C, Optical CubeSat)California Polytechnic State UniversityUniversityUS2U2016-11-11Passive, mass dummy basically.Provide on-orbit targets for ground assets to calibrate sensors for orbital debris studies and small-object tracking improvements Was produced as a back-up on short notice on request of the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office and the Air Force's Starfire Optical Range
Prometheus 2.1Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2016-11-11Operational? (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. Possibility to add 1.5U payload at the end of the satellite.
Prometheus 2.3Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2016-11-11Operational? (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. Possibility to add 1.5U payload at the end of the satellite.
RAVAN XB3 (Radiometer Assessment Using Vertical Aligned Nanotubes)Johns Hopkins Applied Physics LaboratoryUniversityUS3U2016-11-11Operational? (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. Demonstrate a radiometer that is compact, low-cost, and low-uncertainty. The radiometer uses a gallium fixed-point black body as a built-in calibration source and a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) absorber. VACNTs are the blackest known substance. Neither the VACNT nor gallium black body has ever been used in an orbiting scientific instrument. Successful demonstration will pave the way for a constellation Earth radiation budget mission that can provide valuable measurements needed to significantly advance our understanding of ongoing and future climate change.
Aoba-Velox-III (VELOX-III)Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan2U2016-12-09Operational (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. For the PPT mission, the solid fuel collected in the capacitor is ionized and thrust is generated from Lorentz force. By measuring satellite’s angular speed, thrust performance from PPT can be evaluated. This satellite therefore aims at demonstrating the possibility of using small thruster in space. Through the mission success, utilization of such device on-board future CubeSat could be considered to extend their orbital lifetime. Moreover, in addition to the CW and HK data, AOBA-VELOXIII will also send a special message and award will be sent to the amateur radio station that receives downlink report of AOBA-VELOXIII. From this, mapping of downlink reception of AOBA-VELOXIII data could be performed.
EGG (re-Entry satellite with Gossamer aeroshell and Gps/Iridium)University of TokyoUniversityJapan3U2016-12-09Reentry 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. Also on board will be a GPS receiver for position determination and an Iridium modem for communication via the Iridium constellation.
FREEDOMTohoku UniversityUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09Reentry 2017-02-05. Was operational?Membrane deployment orbit experiments. The satellite will deploy the DOM1500 device, which will form a 1 m by 1.5 m membrane to increase the aerodynamic resistance to accelerate the decay from orbit.
ITF-2 (Imagine The Future 2)University of TsukubaUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09Operational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-07-30)Establish human network by amateur satellite. Prove the ability of the micro engineered 1/20 wavelength small antenna.
Lemur-2 18 TrutnaSpireCompanyUS3U2016-12-09Reentry 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 19 TrutnaHDSpireCompanyUS3U2016-12-09OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 20 AustintaciousSpireCompanyUS3U2016-12-09OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 21 Redfern-GoesSpireCompanyUS3U2016-12-09OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
OSNSATOpen Space NetworkCompanyUSTubeSat2016-12-09Reentry 2018-01-11. Was operational?-
STARS-C Koki (STARS-III Daughter, Hagoromo)Shizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09Reentry 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. Primary purpose of STARS-C mission is focusing on basic tether extension technology. 1. Installation of tether to be used for Space Elevator on a pico-satellite. 2. Technology demonstration of the tether extension. 3. Dynamic motion analysis of two satellites connected by tether by telemetry data received through amateur radio communication.
STARS-C Oyaki (STARS-III Mother, Hagoromo)Shizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09Reentry 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. Primary purpose of STARS-C mission is focusing on basic tether extension technology. 1. Installation of tether to be used for Space Elevator on a pico-satellite. 2. Technology demonstration of the tether extension. 3. Dynamic motion analysis of two satellites connected by tether by telemetry data received through amateur radio communication.
Tancredo 1Presidente Tancredo de Almeida NevesSchoolBrazilTubeSat2016-12-09Reentry 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. Tancredo 1 has a on-board voice recorder IC as payload, that will transmit a message chosen by a contest among students from our schools in Ubatuba. 
TechEdSat-5 (PhoneSat 5, TES-5)NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3.5U2016-12-09Reentry 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. Establish improved uncertainty analysis for eventual controlled flight through the Thermosphere. Improve prediction of re-entry location. Provide the base technology for sample return technology from orbital platforms. Provide the eventual testing of independent TDRV-based planetary missions. Provide engineering data for an OnOrbit Tracking Device that could improve the prediction of jettisoned material from the ISS.
TuPODGAUSS SrlCompanyItaly3U2016-12-09Reentry 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. From a technical point of view the satellite represents an innovation since its structure has been completely 3D printed.
Waseda-SAT 3Waseda UniversityUniversityJapan1U2016-12-09No 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. On-orbit experiment of active thermal control mechanism by the LCD.
BY70-1 (Bayi Kepu Weixing 1)China Center for Aerospace Science and TechnologyInstituteChina2U2016-12-28Reentry 2017-02-18. Was operational.For school education and amateur radio. The amateur radio station onboard will provide telecommand, telemetry and FM repeater functions. 3 axis stabilised and have deployable solar panels.
Kaidun 1 (Caton 1)Beijing Kaidun Universal TechnologyCompanyChina2U2017-01-09Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-05-06)Test a VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) for communications via the Inmarsat satellite system
XY S1 (Xingyun Shiyan 1, Dong Fang Hong 166)Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityUniversityChina2U2017-01-09Operational? (No public news found)Test L-band narrow-band communications.
TRICOM 1University of TokyoUniversityJapan3U2017-01-14Launch 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.
Al–Farabi 1Al-Farabi Kazak National UniversityUniversityKazakhstan2U2017-02-15No signal (No public news found)Technology demonstration and Earth observation mission. 3MP camera, testing ADCS, communication experiments.
BGUSat (NEGEVSAT)Ben Gurion University SatelliteUniversityIsrael3U2017-02-15Operational? (No recent news found)First educational satellite. VGA Camera, ADCS.
DIDO-2 (SpacePharma, Chen Jiayong 1)SpacePharmaCompanyIsrael3U2017-02-15Operational (Last news from ISIS 2018-05-18)Carry the first generation of their mGnify lab to conduct biochemical experiments in microgravity.
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INS 1A (ISRO Nanosatellite)ISROAgencyIndia8.4 kg2017-02-15Operational? (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.
INS 1B (ISRO Nanosatellite)ISROAgencyIndia9.7 kg2017-02-15Operational? (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.
Lemur-2 22 JobanputraSpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 23 Spire-MinionsSpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 24 SatchmoSpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 25 RdeatonSpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 26 Smita-SharadSpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 27 Mia-GraceSpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 28 NoguescorreigSpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 29 TachikomaSpireCompanyUS3U2017-02-15OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Nayif-1Mohammed Bin Rashid Space CentreInstituteUnited Arab Emirates1U2017-02-15Operational (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.
PEASSS (PiezoElectric Assisted Smart Satellite Structure)ISIS (Innovative Solutions In Space)CompanyNetherlands3U2017-02-15Operational? (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. Smart structures will enable fine angle control, thermal and vibration compensation, improving all types of future Earth observations, such as environmental and planetary mapping, border and regional imaging. Develop and test the following smart structures: piezo actuated “smart panels” for pointing of optical instruments/sensors; piezo actuated “smart panels” for power harvesting; fiber bragg gratings for composite structure strain and temperature measurement; next generation of power conditioners for future applications in space missions.
Aalto-2 (FI01)Aalto UniversityUniversityFinland2U2017-04-18Was 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.
ALTAIR 1 (ALTAIR Pathfinder) Millennium Space SystemsCompanyUS6U (1x6U)2017-04-18OperationalTest flight of ALTAIR bus. Technology demonstration / risk reduction mission for critical subsystems for the ALTAIR product line of spacecraft.
Aoxiang-1 (Ao Xiang-1, BE04)Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityUniversityChina2U2017-04-18Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-30)A 2U CubeSat, part of the QB50 constellation, intended to measure the lower thermosphere. QB50.
Atlantis (QBUS 2, US02)University of MichiganUniversityUS2U2017-04-18Reentry 2018-03-28. Was operational.FIPEX, will characterize Oxygen (atomic and molecular) in the upper atmosphere. QB50.
BeEagleSat (TR01)Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey2U2017-04-18Was 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.
Challenger (QBUS 1, US01)University of Colorado BoulderUniversityUS2U2017-04-18Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-25)Carries the Ion/Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS), which measures the mass of ions and neutral atoms. QB50. QB50.
Columbia (QBUS 4, US04)University of TuraboUniversityUS2U2017-04-18Reentry 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.
CSUNSat 1 (CSUNSat1, California State University Northridge Sat)California State UniversityUniversityUS2U2017-04-18Was 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.
CXBN 2 (The Cosmic X-Ray Background NanoSat-2, CXBN-2)Morehead State UniversityUniversityUS2U2017-04-18Operational? (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.
DUTHSat (DUTH, GR01)Democritus University of ThraceUniversityGreece2U2017-04-18Was 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.
Ex-Alta 1 (Experimental Albertan #1, EXALTA-1, CA03)University of AlbertaUniversityCanada3U2017-04-18Operational (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. The QB50 multi-Needle Langmuir Probe (mNLP) experiment will study variations in ion densities. These measurements can be used to better quantify how the Earth’s atmosphere expands and contracts into low Earth orbit. Will also enable the collection of information to study the effects of re-entry. A Digital Fluxgate Magnetometer (DFGM) developed will be deployed at the end of a 60 cm boom and will study the Earth’s magnetic field in low Earth orbit. Finally, a radiation dosimeter will measure variation in radiation levels thus giving insight into average electron and proton flux during the mission. Include the Athena on-board computer. This on-board computer for cube satellites is a fully open source system designed and built by senior undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. It will be tested and qualified on the Ex-Alta 1 mission.
HavelSat (TR02)Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey2U2017-04-18Semi-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.
Hoopoe (Duchifat-2, IL01)Herzliya Science CentreSchoolIsrael2U2017-04-18Operational (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. APRS receiver.
i-INSPIRE II (Inspire 2, AU03)University of SydneyUniversityAustralia2U2017-04-18Operational. 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. 1) NanoSpec II is a diffraction limited single-mode fibre (SMF) fed spectrograph based upon the PIMMS#0 concept. The photonic lantern enables an arbitrary input to compact efficient lantern diffraction limited providing maximum resolution and throughput in the most compact configuration possible. This allows for an extremely compact design. 2) Monitor the radiation level during the satellite mission life time. 3) Charge Exchange Thruster (CXT). The CXT is an electric powered ion propulsion system, no need to neutralize the exhaust particles. 4) System-on-Chip (SoC). Spartan 6 FPGA to demonstrate some computation-intensive algorithms.
IceCube (Earth-1)NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS3U2017-04-18OperationalDemonstrate 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. Knowing this distribution will help scientists describe the linkage between the hydrologic and energy cycles in the climate system. Ice clouds ultimately are a product of precipitating cloud systems and dramatically affect Earth’s emission of infrared energy into space and its reflection and absorption of the sun’s energy. To this day, the amount of atmospheric ice on a global scale remains highly uncertain.
KySat-3 (SGSat)University of KentuckyUniversityUS1U2017-04-18Reentry 2018-05-07. Was operational?Evaluate a new Stellar Gyroscope attitude determination system.
Lemur-2 30 JennyBarnaSpireCompanyUS3U2017-04-18OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 31 AngelaSpireCompanyUS3U2017-04-18OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 32 SpiroVisionSpireCompanyUS3U2017-04-18OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 33 RobMooreSpireCompanyUS3U2017-04-18OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
LilacSat-1 (BE02)Harbin Institute of TechnologyUniversityChina2U2017-04-18Operational? (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.
Link (Little Intelligent Nanosatellite of KAIST, KR01)Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyInstituteSouth Korea2U2017-04-18Was 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-1 (BE03)Nanjing University of Science and TechnologyUniversityChina2U2017-04-18Operational? (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.
nSIGHT (nSIGHT1, AZ02)SCS-SpaceCompanySouth Africa2U2017-04-18Operational (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.
PHOENIX (TW01)National Cheng Kung UniversityUniversityTaiwan2U2017-04-18Operational (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.
PolyITAN-2-SAU (KPI-SAU, UA01)National Technical University of UkraineUniversityUkraine2U2017-04-18Operational (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.
qbee (qbee50-LTU-OC, SE01)Luleå Tekniska Universitet (LTU)UniversitySweden2U2017-04-18Was 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.
Qbito (ES01)Polytechnics University of MadridUniversitySpain2U2017-04-18No 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.
SHARC Biarri-Point (Spacecraft for High Accuraccy Radar Calibration)Air Force Research LaboratoryMilitaryUS5U2017-04-18Operational? (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) 5U Cubesat with transponder and GPS. Experimental payloads including a C-band transponder and GPS. The primary goal of SHARC is to contribute to the calibration of Department of Defense (DoD) tri-service C-band radar installations
SNUSat-1 (KR02)Seoul National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea2U2017-04-18No 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.
SNUSat-1b (KR03)Seoul National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea2U2017-04-18Semi-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.
SOMP2 (SOMP 2, SOMP-2, DE02)Dresden University of TechnologyUniversityGermany2U2017-04-18No signalMeasuring atomic oxygen using an oxygen electrolyte sensor. Testing of flexible thin film solar cells QB50
SpaceCube (FR05)Mines ParistechUniversityFrance2U2017-04-18Was 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.
SUSat (AU01)University of AdelaideUniversityAustralia2U2017-04-18No 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.
UNSW-EC0 (AU02)The University of New South WalesUniversityAustralia2U2017-04-18Operational (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, GR02)Libre Space FoundationNon-profitGreece2U2017-04-18Was operational until 2017-05-20, 3 days? Semi-operational afterwards? https://network.satnogs.org/observations/?norad=42716First open source software and hardware satellite in orbit. 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. Composite frame
X-Cubesat (XCubeSat, FR01)Ecole PolytechniqueUniversityFrance2U2017-04-18Operational (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.
ZA-AeroSat (AZ01)Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyUniversitySouth Africa3U2017-04-18Was 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.
SilkRoad-1 01 (Silk Road, Silu 1)Xi'an Institute of Surveying and MappingInstituteChina3U2017-04-20Operational? (No recent public news)Pathfinder for a constellation of around 30 satellites operating across a variety of wavelengths.
BIRD-B (Brac Onnesha, BIRDS-1)Brac UniversityUniversityBangladesh1U2017-06-03Operational? (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. SNG mission that exchange music via digi-singer. It is an outreach-oriented mission. First, music in MIDI format is uploaded from ground. Then the MIDI file is processed on-board using a vocal synthesizer. Finally, the processed music is sent back to Earth using UHF antenna as voice FM data. During organized events on space utilization with schools or general public, music could be heard using a common hand-held receiver and hand-made
BIRD-G (Ghanasat 1, ANUSAT-1, BIRDS-1)Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityGhana1U2017-06-03No 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. SNG mission that exchange music via digi-singer. It is an outreach-oriented mission. First, music in MIDI format is uploaded from ground. Then the MIDI file is processed on-board using a vocal synthesizer. Finally, the processed music is sent back to Earth using UHF antenna as voice FM data. During organized events on space utilization with schools or general public, music could be heard using a common hand-held receiver and hand-made
BIRD-J (Toki, BIRDS-1)Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2017-06-03Operational? (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. SNG mission that exchange music via digi-singer. It is an outreach-oriented mission. First, music in MIDI format is uploaded from ground. Then the MIDI file is processed on-board using a vocal synthesizer. Finally, the processed music is sent back to Earth using UHF antenna as voice FM data. During organized events on space utilization with schools or general public, music could be heard using a common hand-held receiver and hand-made
BIRD-M (Mazaalai, NUMSAT 1, BIRDS-1)Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityMongolia1U2017-06-03Operational (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. SNG mission that exchange music via digi-singer. It is an outreach-oriented mission. First, music in MIDI format is uploaded from ground. Then the MIDI file is processed on-board using a vocal synthesizer. Finally, the processed music is sent back to Earth using UHF antenna as voice FM data. During organized events on space utilization with schools or general public, music could be heard using a common hand-held receiver and hand-made
BIRD-N (Nigeria EduSat-1, BIRDS-1)Federal University of Technology AkureUniversityNigeria1U2017-06-03Operational? (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. SNG mission that exchange music via digi-singer. It is an outreach-oriented mission. First, music in MIDI format is uploaded from ground. Then the MIDI file is processed on-board using a vocal synthesizer. Finally, the processed music is sent back to Earth using UHF antenna as voice FM data. During organized events on space utilization with schools or general public, music could be heard using a common hand-held receiver and hand-made
Tanyusha-YuZGU 1 (Radioskaf RS-6, Tanyusha-SWSU 1, Tanusha 1)Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2017-06-14No signal? (No recent news found)Achieve autonomous grouping of satellites in space and measure density of vacuum.
Tanyusha-YuZGU 2 (Radioskaf RS-7, Tanyusha-SWSU 2, Tanusha 2)Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2017-06-14No 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, TNS-0 #2)Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2017-06-14No signal? (No recent news found)Use of the GlobalStar communication system. Obtain the flight qualification of the instruments and sensors installed onboard.
Aalto-1Aalto UniversityUniversityFinland3U2017-06-23Operational (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. Imaging Fabry-Perot spectrometer. Radiation monitor. Electrostatic Plasma Brake.
CICERO-6 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2017-06-23Was 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.
D-Sat (Deorbit Satellite)D-OrbitCompanyItaly3U2017-06-23Was 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. Disaster Alert proof of concept payload. Will also demonstrate de-orbit capabilities.
Diamond - Blue (Diamond Blue)Sky and Space GlobalCompanyUK3U2017-06-23Operational (Public news)Voice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. S-band CSL (Customer to Satellite Link) and ISL (Inter Satellite Link
Diamond - Green (Diamond Green)Sky and Space GlobalCompanyUK3U2017-06-23Operational (Public news)Voice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. S-band CSL (Customer to Satellite Link) and ISL (Inter Satellite Link
Diamond - Red (Diamond Red)Sky and Space GlobalCompanyUK3U2017-06-23Operational (Public news)Voice, M2M and IoT communicaftion services. Goal is to provide affordable communication services for ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. S-band CSL (Customer to Satellite Link) and ISL (Inter Satellite Link
DragSail-CubeSat (Dragsat-CubeSat, Compass-2, Compass 2, DE04)Aachen University of Applied SciencesUniversityGermany3U2017-06-23No signal?QB50. Universal satellite BUS-system. QB50. Dragsail for deorbiting.
InflateSail (GB06)University of SurreyUniversityUK3U2017-06-23Reentry 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.
Lemur-2 34 ShainaJohlSpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 35 XueniTerenceSpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 36 LucyBryceSpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 37 KungFooSpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 38 McPeakeSpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 39 Sam-AmeliaSpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 40 LisaSaurusSpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 41 Lynsey-SymoSpireCompanyUS3U2017-06-23OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
LituanicaSAT-2 (LT01)NanoAvionics LLCCompanyLithuania3U2017-06-23Operational (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. Thrusters. 3 main modules: a science unit, a functional unit and an experimental unit. The science unit will contain a set of standardized sensors for QB50 scientific mission provided by MSSL and an interface board.
Max ValierMax Valier Technical High SchoolSchoolItaly10 kg2017-06-23Was 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.
NUDTSat (BE06)National University of Defense TechnologyUniversityChina2U2017-06-23Was 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.
PACSCISAT (Tyvak-53b, Tyvak 53, PacSci EMC, Pacific Scientific)Tyvak / Terran OrbitalCompanyUS3U2017-06-23Was 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.
Pegasus (AT03)University of Applied Sciences Wiener NeustadtUniversityAustria2U2017-06-23Operational? (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.
ROBUSTA-1BUniversity of Montpellier IIUniversityFrance1U2017-06-23Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-06-26)Measure the radiation induced degradation of electronic devices.
skCubeSlovak Organisation for Space ActivitiesNon-profitSlovakia1U2017-06-23Operational (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. Planning educational & popularisation outreach. It will include a digipeater on UHF, a CW beacon on UHF and an imager using 2.4GHz downlinks. There will be other additional experiments including a VLF receiver.
SUCHAIUniversity of ChileUniversityChile1U2017-06-23Operational (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. In addition, we will also put a payload that includes an optical camera, to take photos of the earth on the visible spectrum, and a GPS for the accurate positioning of the satellite.
UCLSat (GB03)University College LondonUniversityUK2U2017-06-23Was 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. The first, Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS) is a common instrument across a number of the QB50 satellites. The second contains a suite of sensors to analyse the energetic particle and magnetic field environment.
Ursa Maior (University of Rome la SApienza Micropropulsion for Attitude and In Orbit debris Removal testing, IT02)University of RomeUniversityItaly3U2017-06-23Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-03-18)QB50. The space station will operate to conduct scientific experiments in the framework of the QB50 project QB50. Micropropulsion system which main goal is to design and test a new integrated MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) valve-nozzle system. The whole system is designed to fit in a 1/2 U of the CubeSat.
Venta-1University of Applied Sciences Bremen, OHB SystemsUniversityLatvia7.5 kg2017-06-23Was 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.
VZLUSAT-1 (CZ02)Aerospace Research and Test EstablishmentInstituteCzech2U2017-06-23Operational (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. Deployable X-ray optic.
CICERO-1 Demo (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2017-07-14Was 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.
CICERO-2 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2017-07-14Was 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.
CICERO-3 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2017-07-14Was 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.
Ecuador-UTE-YuZGU (UTE-UESOR, Ekvador-UTE-YuZGU)Tecnologica Equinoccial University (UTE)UniversityEcuador1U2017-07-14Was 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. Device that produces an answer when a radio call-frequency, which will be transmitted to Earth information from the two universities with pre-recorded messages in real time is received.
Flock-2k 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2k 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
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Flock-2k 38Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2k 39Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
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Flock-2k 41Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2k 42Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14Deployment failureConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2k 43Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2k 44Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2k 45Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2k 46Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-2k 47Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
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Iskra-MAI-85Moscow Aviation InstituteUniversityRussia3U2017-07-14No signalUses only domestically produced components. To give students experience in designing and manufacturing a satellite.
Landmapper-BC 1 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)Astro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2017-07-14No 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.
Landmapper-BC 2 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O)Astro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2017-07-14No 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.
Lemur-2 42 GreenbergSpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 43 ArtFischerSpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 44 MonsonSpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 45 FuriausSpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 46 ZacharySpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 47 AndiSSpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 48 PeterGSpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 49 DembitzSpireCompanyUS3U2017-07-14OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
MayakMoscow State University of Mechanical EngineeringUniversityRussia3U2017-07-14No 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.
MKA-N 1Dauria / RoscosmosCompanyRussia6U2017-07-14No signalMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.
MKA-N 2Dauria / RoscosmosCompanyRussia6U2017-07-14No signalMultispectral imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.
NanoACETyvak / Terran OrbitalCompanyUS3U2017-07-14Operational (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. Validate the Command and Data Handling (CDH) system, Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) software and actuators, as well as test visible & IR cameras.
ASTERIA (ExoplanetSat, Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics)NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryAgencyUS6U2017-08-14Operational (NASA news)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.
Dellingr (RBLE, Radiation Belt Loss Experiment)NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAgencyUS6U2017-08-14Operational (Smallsat 2018)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.
OSIRIS-3U (Orbital Satellite for Investigating the Response of the Ionosphere to Stimulation and Space Weather)The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversityUS3U2017-08-14No 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 projects 1. Investigate anomalous electron number density enhancements in the night-time ionosphere 2. Correlate in situ and remote sensing measurements at Arecibo’s conjugate point with heating events The use of the ionospheric heater at Arecibo, and if available the heaters at HAARP and EISCAT will allow the OSIRIS-3U mission to mimic natural ionospheric irregularities at defined locations and times, as well as perform research on active experiments. Combination of instruments to map ionospheric irregularities over Arecibo using a Langmuir Probe and two remote sensing instruments: the Coherent Electromagnetic Radio Tomography (CERTO) beacon and the Compact Total Electron Content Sensor (CTECS).
DHFR (DARPA High Frequency Receiver Experiment)DARPAMilitaryUS3U2017-08-26Operational? (No public news found)DARPA High Frequency Receiver Experiment
Prometheus 2.2Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2017-08-26Operational? (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. Possibility to add 1.5U payload at the end of the satellite.
Prometheus 2.4Los Alamos National LaboratoryMilitaryUS1.5U2017-08-26Operational? (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. Possibility to add 1.5U payload at the end of the satellite.
Flock-3m 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-10-31OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3m 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-10-31OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3m 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-10-31OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3m 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2017-10-31OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Aerocube-7B (OCSD-B, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-B, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2017-11-12Operational? (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.
Aerocube-7C (OCSD-C, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-B, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS1.5U2017-11-12Operational? (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.
Asgardia-1 (Asgardia 1)Asgardia SpaceCompanyUS2U2017-11-12Operational (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.
CHEFSat (Cost-effective High E-Frequency Satellite)US Naval Research LaboratoryInstituteUS3U2017-11-12Operational (Smallsat 2018)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).
EcAMSat (E. Coli AntiMicrobialSat)NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS6U2017-11-12Operational (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.
ISARA (Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna for High Bandwidth CubeSat)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyAgencyUS3U2017-11-12Operational (NASA news)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.. The key to this technical advance is a high gain antenna (HGA) that will be integrated into a commercially available 3U CubeSat solar array with minimal modification of the existing solar panel design. ISARA will fly a nominal 5 month SFV mission that demonstrates the 100 Mbps data rate and elevates the antenna technology from TRL 5 to TRL 7
Lemur-2 50 YonglinSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 51 KevinSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 52 BrianDavieSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 53 RomacosteSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 54 RocketJonahSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 55 Liu-Poh-ChunSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 56 McGullaghSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 57 DunlopSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
PropCube 2 (Fauna, Propagation CubeSat)Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) UniversityUS1U2017-11-12Operational (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.
TechEdSat-6 (TechEdSat 6)NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS3U2017-11-12Reentry 2018-05-15. Was operational?Demonstrate an Exo-Brake system to provide a targeted nanosatellite de-orbit using fully propellant-less techniques.
MiRaTA (Microwave Radiometer Technology Acceleration)Massachusetts Institute Of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2017-11-14Was 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. In addition will test a new approach to spaceborne microwave radiometer calibration using adjacent GPSRO measurements.
RadFxSat (Fox-1B)Vanderbilt University and The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation.UniversityUS1U2017-11-14Operational (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.
Buccaneer Risk Mitigation (Buccaneer RMM)Australian Defence Science and Technology OrganisationMilitaryAustralia3U2017-11-18Operational (Public news)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. Once the spacecraft is operating the antenna sections will be deployed. Each section measures 1.73 m from body to tip or 3.46 m from tip to tip. The antenna will be constructed using commercially available spring steel measuring tape.
EagleSat 1Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott AZUniversityUS1U2017-11-18No 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.
MakerSat-0 (MakerSat 0)Northwest Nazarene UniversityUniversityUS1U2017-11-18Was semi-operational until 2018-01-XX Power problems. (Smallsat 2018)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.
AISSat-3Norwegian Space CentreAgencyNorway7 kg2017-11-28Launch 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. All three AIS satellites working in tandem will increase coverage, shorten revisit times, and provide natural redundancy for space-based AIS observation under direct control by Norway.
D-Star OneGerman Orbital SystemsCompanyGermany3U2017-11-28Launch 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. Qualify a novel EPS and a new OBC.
Helios Wire BIU (Landmapper-BC 4, Corvus-BC, Perseus-O, SIRION Pathfinder)Helios WireCompanyUS6U2017-11-28Launch failureSpace-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) service specifically designed for market applications that require low bandwidth and low service costs. Monitoring and messaging service that will track and provide communication with up to 5 billion transmitters, through 30 MHz of S-band spectrum.
Landmapper-BC 3 (Corvus-BC-C, Perseus-O)Astro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2017-11-28Launch 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.
Lemur-2 58 McGarveySpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 59 BenYeohSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 60 HarveySpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 61 MatthewSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 62 MaximillieSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 63 Smilie-FaceSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 64 NRE-MettsSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 65 CylonRaiderSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 66 EctorSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 67 CraigSpireCompanyUS3U2017-11-28Launch 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
SEAM (Small Explorer for Advanced Missions)Royal Institute of TechnologyUniversitySweden3U2017-11-28Launch 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. As the first demonstration, the satellite will carry novel magnetic sensors, mounted on booms to provide science-grade measurements. Contribute to three scientific areas by providing high resolution measurements of three components of DC and AC magnetic field and one component of AC electric field in the ionosphere for: characterization of auroral current systems; monitoring of natural VLF and ELF waves; observation of antropogenic VLF and ELF waves.
Arkyd 6A (A6A)Planetary ResourcesCompanyUS6U2018-01-12Operational (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! Designed to accommodate a MWIR instruments, it is a modular and cost-efficient spacecraft that we are making available for technologists and science investigators to further their own research, whether it be in Earth orbit or deep space.
CANYVAL-X 1U JerryYonsei UniversityUniversitySouth Korea1U2018-01-12No 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. Demonstrate key technologies for using free-flying coronagraphs in space, including micro-propulsion using millinewton thrusters, relative position sensing, and communications control between the two spacecraft.
CANYVAL-X 2U TomYonsei UniversityUniversitySouth Korea2U2018-01-12Was 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. Demonstrate key technologies for using free-flying coronagraphs in space, including micro-propulsion using millinewton thrusters, relative position sensing, and communications control between the two spacecraft.
CICERO-7 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2018-01-12Operational? (No recent public news found)Demonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.
CNUSail-1 (Papillon)Chungnam National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-01-12No 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.
DemoSat 2AstranisCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalTest a UHF radio payload for the planned microsatellite geostationary communication satellites.
Flock-3p' 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3p' 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3p' 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3p' 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Fox-1DThe Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)CompanyUS1U2018-01-12Operational (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.
KAUSAT-5Korea Aerospace UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-01-12No 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
Landmapper-BC 3v2 (Corvus-BC, Perseus-O, Corvus BC3)Astro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2018-01-12Operational (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.
Lemur-2 68 PeterWebsterSpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 69 DaveWilsonSpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 70 McCaffertySpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 71 BrownCowSpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-12OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
MicroMAS-2 A (MicroMAS-2A)Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUniversityUS3U2018-01-12Operational (eoPortal)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. 3U cubesat scanning radiometer with channels near 90, 118, 183, and 206 GHz 12 channels for moisture and temperature profiling and precipitation imaging.
PicSatParis ObservatoryInstituteFrance3U2018-01-12Was operational until 2018-03-20Observe the transit of the planet Beta Pictoris. Payload is designed with a 35mm effective aperture and a single pixel avalanche photodiode. A single-mode fiber is used to guide the stellar light from the focal plane to the photodiode. To guarantee photometric precision and CubeSat stabilization, the 3-axis ADCS is complemented with a two-axis piezoelectric actuation system.
SIGMA (KHUSAT-3)Kyung Hee UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-01-12No 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. To measure the Linear Energy Transfer (LET) spectrum, and the equivalent dose for complicated radiation filed in space environment. To study space radiation effect on human body. To measure ULF waves at low altitudes using a newly developed miniature fluxgate magnetometer.
SpaceBEE 1Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS0.25U2018-01-12Operational? (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 2Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS0.25U2018-01-12Operational? (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 3Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS0.25U2018-01-12Operational? (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 4Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS0.25U2018-01-12Operational? (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.
STEP-1 (STEP Cube Lab)Chosun UniversityUniversitySouth Korea1U2018-01-12Operational? (No recent public news found)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. The payloads to be verified in the STEP mission are a variable emittance radiator, an oscillating heat pipe, a MEMS based solid propellant thruster, a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power system, and a novel non-explosive holding and release mechanism triggered by nichrome burn wire heating. Holding & Release Mechanism. Oscillating Heat Pipe Verification. Variable Emittance Radiator Verification. MEMS Thruster Verification. Concentrating PhotoVotaic(CPV) Verification.
Tyvak-61c (GEOStare, Tyvak 61C)Tyvak / Terran OrbitalCompanyUS3U2018-01-12Operational (Tyvak, CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018)Test using CubeSats as Space Situational Awareness observatories. Catalog variability of luminous stars? 4m GSD. Visible Optical Imager - Monolithic Optic.
Kepler-1 KIPPKepler CommunicationsCompanyCanada3U2018-01-19Operational (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. Novel Software Defined Radio (SDR), electronically steerable antenna array, and networking protocol, in combination with inter-satellite links
TY-2 (Xiaoxiang 2, XX 2, TY2)Tianji Research InstituteInstituteChina6U2018-01-19Operational (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. Synchrotron ionospheric transmission detection experiments based on multi-satellite and multi-band with the same GPS time base. Carry out amateur HF/VHF/UHF retransmitting experiments in any narrow-band mode. Carry out communications experiments between inter-satellite amateur loads, LIFI high-speed digital downlink and CW lamp signal communication experiments.
TY-6 (Quantutong 1, QTT 1, QTT-1, TY6)SpacetyCompanyChina6U2018-01-19Operational? (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. Based on the mature 6U satellite platform of the company, the satellite was developed in a standardized way, which mainly carried out the integration technology of communication navigation remote sensing, emergency information receiving and wide-field broadcasting technology and other flight verification.
Zhou Enlai HA-1Teenagers Amateur Radio Center of Activity in Huaian Non-profitChina2U2018-01-19Operational (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.
Dove Pioneer (Planet Labs Tech-demo sat)Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-01-21OperationalConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution. Propulsion from Enpulsion.
Lemur-2 72 Tallhamn-ATCSpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-21OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 73 MarshallSpireCompanyUS3U2018-01-21OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Weina 1A (NanoSat-1A, Chuangxing 6-6, Weixing-1A)Shanghai Engineering Centre for MicrosatellitesInstituteChina3U2018-01-25Operational? (No public news found)-
D-Star One v.1.1 PhoenixGerman Orbital SystemsCompanyGermany3U2018-02-01Was 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. Qualify a novel EPS and a new OBC
Lemur-2 74 KadiSpireCompanyUS3U2018-02-01OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 75 TheNickMoloSpireCompanyUS3U2018-02-01OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 76 Jin-LuenSpireCompanyUS3U2018-02-01OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 77 UramChanSolSpireCompanyUS3U2018-02-01OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
S-Net 1 (Tubsat 13, S-NET A)Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany8 kg2018-02-01Operational (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). Analyse the stability of a nanosatellite formation. Demonstrate the feasibility of nanosatellites as a base for demanding commmunication missions.
S-Net 2 (Tubsat 14, S-NET B)Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany8 kg2018-02-01Operational (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). Analyse the stability of a nanosatellite formation. Demonstrate the feasibility of nanosatellites as a base for demanding commmunication missions.
S-Net 3 (Tubsat 15, S-NET C)Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany8 kg2018-02-01Operational? (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). Analyse the stability of a nanosatellite formation. Demonstrate the feasibility of nanosatellites as a base for demanding commmunication missions.
S-Net 4 (Tubsat 16, S-NET D)Technische Universität BerlinUniversityGermany8 kg2018-02-01Operational? (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). Analyse the stability of a nanosatellite formation. Demonstrate the feasibility of nanosatellites as a base for demanding commmunication missions.
FMN-1 (FengMaNiu-1, Windmill One)Link Space Aerospace TechnologyCompanyChina3U2018-02-02Operational? (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.
GOMX-4A (Ulloriaq)GomSpaceCompanyDenmark6U2018-02-02Operational (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 future The satellite will have radio receivers able to track and locate all traffic of ships and airplanes within the area.
GOMX-4BGomSpaceCompanyDenmark6U2018-02-02Operational (Public news)Demonstrate inter-satellite linking and station keeping capabilities; key enabling technologies for future
Juvenile (Junior Star, Shaonian Xing, MiniStar)China Soong Ching Ling Youth Science and Culture CenterNon-profitChina3U2018-02-02Operational (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.
TRICOM 1R TasukiUniversity of TokyoUniversityJapan3U2018-02-03OperationalTwo 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 3 (Radioskaf RS-8, Tanyusha-SWSU 3, Tanusha 3)Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2018-02-13Operational?Achieve autonomous grouping of satellites in space and measure density of vacuum.
Tanyusha-YuZGU 4 (Radioskaf RS-9, Tanyusha-SWSU 4, Tanusha 4)Southwestern State UniversityUniversityRussia3U2018-02-13Operational?Achieve autonomous grouping of satellites in space and measure density of vacuum.
1KUNS-PF (1KUNS-PF)University of NairobiUniversityKenya1U2018-04-02Operational (Last DK3WN report 2018-07-31)Educational project with satellite technology. Earth Observation and technological tests.
DebrisSat-1 (DS-1, Net, RemoveDEBRIS)Surrey Space CentreUniversityUK2U2018-04-02Operational?Inflate 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. Once the net hits the target, deployment masses at the end of the net wrap around and entangle the target and motor driven winches reel in the neck of the net preventing re-opening of the net. The CubeSat is then left to deorbit at an accelerated rate due to the large surface area of the balloon. During the net demonstration, two supervision cameras record images which are downloaded afterwards to ground to assess the success of the net demonstration.-
DebrisSat-2 (DS-2, VBN, RemoveDEBRIS)Surrey Space CentreUniversityUK2U2018-04-02On 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. In the VBN experiment, the VBN payload on the platform will inspect the VBN CubeSat, DS-2, during a series of manoeuvres at a range of distances and in different light conditions dependent on the orbit. The CubeSat, DS-2, can be seen in Figure 11. The CubeSat is a 2U where avionics are inserted throughout the structure and the bottom part of the structure has 4 deployable panels in the shape of a cross. The deployable panels have no specific function except to make the CubeSat look more like a satellite. The VBN demonstration will thus fulfil the following objectives: • Demonstrate state-of-the-art image processing and navigation algorithms based on actual flight data, acquired through two different but complementary sensors: a standard camera, and a flash imaging LiDAR. • Validate a flash imaging LiDAR in flight • Provide an on-board processing function in order to support navigation.
Irazu (Batsu-CS 1, Irazy, Irazú, Dspace)Costa Rican Institute of Technology (TEC)UniversityCosta Rica1U2018-04-02Operational (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.
UBAKUSATITU (Istanbul Technical UniversityUniversityTurkey3U2018-04-02Was 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. Secondary payload namely TAMSAT Simplesat card will also send the telemetry data about the simplesat conditions and the relative radiation data absorbed by the card to the ground station.
Weina 1B (NanoSat-1B, Chuangxing 6-6, Weixing-1B)Shanghai Engineering Centre for MicrosatellitesInstituteChina3U2018-04-10Operational? (No public news found)-
MarCO 1 (Mars Cube One, WALL-E, MARCO-A)NASAAgencyUS6U2018-05-05Operational (Public news)Serve as a relay satellite to send data back to Earth during InSight's entry, descent and landing operations at Mars MarCO is a technology capability demonstration of communications relay system.
MarCO 2 (Mars Cube One, EVE, MARCO-B)NASAAgencyUS6U2018-05-05Operational (Public news)Serve as a relay satellite to send data back to Earth during InSight's entry, descent and landing operations at Mars MarCO is a technology capability demonstration of communications relay system.
AeroCube-12 A (AC12-A)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS3U2018-05-21Operational? (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)The Aerospace CorporationNon-profitUS3U2018-05-21Operational? (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.
CubeRTT (CubeSat Radiometer RFI Technology Validation )Ohio State UniversityUniversityUS6U2018-05-21No 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.
EnduroSat A (EnduroSat One)EnduroSatUniversityBulgaria1U2018-05-21OperationalFoster 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. Have two beacons: • CW (A1A) beacon which will transmit its own call sign and some TLM data using Morse code and • telemetry beacon using AX.25 in datagram-mode.
EQUiSatBrown UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-05-21Operational (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. Payload of 4 LEDs to create a beacon visible from earth and LiFePo4 batteries that have never flown in space before
HaloSat (Halo-Sat)University of IowaUniversityUS6U2018-05-21Operational (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. Amptek X‐ray detectors. Measure the oxygen emission in 400 fields over 90% of the sky. Study solar wind charge exchange emission to remove uncertainty on the oxygen line emission measurements.
Lemur-2 78 TomHendersonSpireCompanyUS3U2018-05-21OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 79 YuasaSpireCompanyUS3U2018-05-21OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 80 AlexanderSpireCompanyUS3U2018-05-21OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
Lemur-2 81 VuSpireCompanyUS3U2018-05-21OperationalWeather 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. The SENSE payload enables tracking shipos worldwide by receiving their AIS signals. GPS radio occultation, provides profiles of temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere that can be incorporated into weather forecasting models.
MemSat (MemSat-1)Rowan UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-05-21No 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. Memristors are electronic devices in which information is stored in the resistance state of the device and can be retained during power-off modes, allowing for energy efficient power shutoff as well as system resiliency in power failures.
RadixAnalytical SpaceCompanyUS6U2018-05-21Operational (Personal contact 2018-07-07, no public news found)First pilot satellite. Optical small satellite communications network. Demonstration of the concept of operations for a RF optical data relay. The CubeSat shall receive transmission in RF (S-band) from the ground and/or from beta-test customer spacecraft already on orbit and store the data on board. The CubeSat shall downlink the data to the ground using laser communication.
RadSat-gMontana State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-05-21No signal? (No public news found)Demonstrate computer architecture designed to mitigate radiation induced faults.
RainCubeNASAAgencyUS6U2018-05-21Operational (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. This mission will validate a new architecture for Ka-band radars and an ultra-compact deployable Ka-band antenna in a space environment.
TEMPEST-D (Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems - Demonstrator)Colorado State UniversityUniversityUS6U2018-05-21Operational (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. These observations are important to understand the linkages in and between Earth’s water and energy balance, as well as to improve our understanding of cloud model microphysical processes that are vital to climate change prediction.
Luojia 1-01 (LJ 1-01)Wuhan UniversityUniversityChina6U2018-06-02Operational (http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2018-07-10/doc-ihezpzwu6024151.shtml)Night-light Earth observation with 100 m resolution. The satellite acts as a prototype for a future 60-80 earth observation satellite constellation.
BHUTAN-1 (BIRDS-2)-UniversityBhutan1U2018-06-29Operational (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. Take photographs of the country, to study the situation of the glacier and lakes, and to do some basic communications?
Biarri-Squad 1US Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2018-06-29On 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. This program involves integrating several payloads from the participating nations into three Colony 2 3U-cubesats that will be supplied by the USA, with the system integration of the payloads being carried out by AFRL.
Biarri-Squad 2US Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2018-06-29On 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. This program involves integrating several payloads from the participating nations into three Colony 2 3U-cubesats that will be supplied by the USA, with the system integration of the payloads being carried out by AFRL.
Biarri-Squad 3US Air ForceMilitaryUS3U2018-06-29On 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. This program involves integrating several payloads from the participating nations into three Colony 2 3U-cubesats that will be supplied by the USA, with the system integration of the payloads being carried out by AFRL.
MAYA-1 (BIRDS-2)-UniversityPhilippines1U2018-06-29Operational (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.
UiTMSAT-1 (BIRDS-2)-UniversityMalaysia1U2018-06-29Operational (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. Take photographs of the country, to study the situation of the glacier and lakes, and to do some basic communications?
SiriusSat 1 (SiriusSat-1)Sirius Educational CentreSchoolRussia1U2018-07-09OperationalThe 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. The payload of the satellite is a space particle detector for studying "space weather". The sensor was developed by the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Moscow State University and was assembled with the participation of a group of schoolchildren from the Sirius Educational Center.
SiriusSat 2 (SiriusSat-2)Sirius Educational CentreSchoolRussia1U2018-07-09OperationalThe 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. The payload of the satellite is a space particle detector for studying "space weather". The sensor was developed by the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Moscow State University and was assembled with the participation of a group of schoolchildren from the Sirius Educational Center.
CP7 (DAVE, Damping and Vibrations Experiment)California Polytechnic UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-09-15OperationalIn 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. Payload to evaluate a mechanical damping technology in microgravity. This technology, called particle damping, exploits the dynamics of multiple constrained particles to dissipate vibration energy. Terrestrial applications demonstrate particle damping performance to be largely unaffected by extreme environments yet simple and cheap to implement. Dampers are needed to steady sensitive instrumentation and inhibit destructive structural resonant modes.
ELFIN-A (ELFIN)University of CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2018-09-15OperationalExplore the mechanisms responsible for the loss of relativistic electrons from the radiation belts. Space weather. The spacecraft has two Energetic Particle Detectors, one for Electrons (EPD-E) and one for Ions (EPD-I), as well as a Fluxgate Magnetometer deployed at the end of a 75cm stacer boom.
ELFIN-B (ELFIN-STAR, ELFIN*)University of CaliforniaUniversityUS3U2018-09-15OperationalExplore the mechanisms responsible for the loss of relativistic electrons from the radiation belts. Space weather. The spacecraft has two Energetic Particle Detectors, one for Electrons (EPD-E) and one for Ions (EPD-I), as well as a Fluxgate Magnetometer deployed at the end of a 75cm stacer boom.
SurfSatUniversity of Central FloridaUniversityUS2U2018-09-15Operational?Measure 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.
RSP-00 (RymanSat Project)Rymansat Project CompanyJapan1U2018-09-22No signal (2018-10-15 Website)Launch 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.
SPATIUM (Space Precision Atomic-clock TIming Utility Mission)Kyushu Institute of TechnologyUniversityJapan2U2018-09-22Operational? (No news found)New technique for ionosphere mapping using a constellation of CubeSats equipped with Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) to provide real-time three-dimensional mapping of ionosphere plasma density at the altitudes of electron density peak (200 to 400 km above the Earth)
STARS-Me A Mother ((Tenryu)Shizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2018-09-22OperationalTwo 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. Outreach activities for middle and high school students to experience communication with STARS-Me through amateur radio. We will provide an opportunity of space communications for amateur radio operators all over the world by publishing receiving frequency.
STARS-Me B Daughter (Tenryu)Shizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2018-09-22OperationalTwo 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. Outreach activities for middle and high school students to experience communication with STARS-Me through amateur radio. We will provide an opportunity of space communications for amateur radio operators all over the world by publishing receiving frequency.
CubeBel-1 (BSUSat-1, CubeBel1)Belarus State UniversityUniversityBelarus2U2018-10-29not 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. Navigator, a radiation spectrometer, an infrared sensor, and radiation-resistant elements.
AUTCube2Aichi University of TechnologyUniversityJapan1U2018-10-29not 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.
ChangshagaoxinSpacetyCompanyChina20U2018-10-29not launchedAmateur radio payload satellite and also a technology verification for a next-generation 20U Spacety satellite platform.
Stars-AOShizuoka UniversityUniversityJapan1U2018-10-29not launchedSuper high sensitivity camera WAT-910BD made in WATEC and performed communication with earth station by transceiver on 115.2 kbps transmission rate.
Tianfuguoxing-1 (Xinghe)SpacetyCompanyChina6U2018-10-29not launchedRemote sensing and 'AI' demonstration .
Tongchuan-1 (Tongchuan No. 1, Zhaojin-1, TY-1 03?)SpacetyCompanyChina6U2018-10-29not launchedPick up signals from extremely energetic events known as gamma-ray bursts, with the main science goal of identifying and locating the electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational waves such as those famously detected by LIGO.
Delfi-PQ 1Delft University of TechnologyUniversityNetherlandsPocketQube 3p2018-10-30not launchedDemonstrating a reliable core bus platform and at least one advanced subsystem or payload. It consists of a core platform which secures basic functionalities which will iteratively evolve over time. Advanced subsystems will be developed as seperate projects using a standard interface specification. Only when they are ready in hard- and software, and can be succesfully integrated and tested, they become a formalized part of the next satellite.
Unicorn-2AAlba OrbitalCompanyUKPocketQube 3p2018-10-30not launchedAdvanced 3p PocketQube platform. Tech demo of an Optical payload, with 16m GSD.
CAPSatUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS3U2018-11-15not launchedInvestigate three navigation and control technology demonstrations utilizing strain-actuated deployable panels, an active thermal system for small spacecraft, and single-photon avalanche detectors.
CySat 1 (CySat-1)Iowa State UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-11-15not 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. Technology demonstration to prepare an asteroid surveying payload and 3U satellite platform for operation in an asteroid environment, and enable students to design a small satellite system and mission from concept to flight.
Delphini-1 (AUSAT, AUSAT-1)Aarhus UniversityUniversityDenmark1U2018-11-15not launchedAiming at assessing, designing and developing nano-satellites for research and education at Aarhus University. Equipped with a camera for observations (1U-NanoEye)
HARP (HyperAngular Rainbow Polarimeter)University of MarylandUniversityUS3U2018-11-15not 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. The HARP payload is a wide FOV imager that splits 3 spatially identical images into 3 independent polarizers and detector arrays.
KickSat-2Cornell UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-11-15not 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. Demonstrate the deployment and operation of prototype Sprite “ChipSats” (femtosatellites). The Sprite is a tiny spacecraft that includes power, sensor and communication systems on a printed circuit board measuring 3.5 by 3.5 centimeters with a thickness of a few millimeters and a mass of a few grams. ChipSats could enable new kinds of science and exploration missions, as well as dramatically lower the cost of access to space.
MYSAT-1 (MI CubeSat)Masdar InstituteUniversityUnited Arab Emirates1U2018-11-15not 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. Small camera for UAE vegetation monitoring and a new type of battery for testing in space.
NSLSAT-1NearSpaceLaunch ?CompanyUS2U2018-11-15not launchedCorrelate solar activity to electron density in the Near-Earth (LEO) plasma field. The spacecraft will carry a Energetic Particle Detector and a Langmuir Probe.
SASSI2University of IllinoisUniversityUS3U2018-11-15not 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. Utilize optical instrumentation in conjunction with temperature and pressure measurements to improve models of thermochemical non-equilibrium and electronic excitation occurring in high enthalpy flows.
SPACE HAUC 1University of MassachusettsUniversityUS3U2018-11-15not launchedHands-on student training mission that will also demonstrate X-band beam steering from a CubeSat platform. Demonstrate the practicality of communicating at high data rates in the X band. A phased array of X-band patch antennas will allow for rapid beam steering. The antennas will operate at frequencies of 8.0 to 8.4 gigahertz from an orbit of about 450 kilometers.
ThinSat-1AVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1BVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1CVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1DVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1EVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1FVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1GVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1HVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1IVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1JVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1KVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
ThinSat-1LVirginia SpaceNon-profitUSThinSat (0.28kg)2018-11-15not 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.
TJREVERBThomas Jefferson High School for Science and TechnologySchoolUS2U2018-11-15not 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)Purdue UniversityUniversityUS3U2018-11-15not 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. Target the least explored layer of the atmosphere, the lower ionosphere. probe plasma density, determine drag characteristics of the vehicle, and measure temperature on the skin and in the interior of the spacecraft.
VCC 1 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 1, Aeternitas)Virginia Space Grant ConsortiumUniversityUS1U2018-11-15not 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.
VCC 2 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 2, Ceres)Virginia Space Grant ConsortiumUniversityUS1U2018-11-15not 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.
VCC 3 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 3, Libertas)Virginia Space Grant ConsortiumUniversityUS1U2018-11-15not 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.
AISTECHSAT 2 (AISTECH2U-1)Aistech SpaceCompanySpain2U2018-11-19not 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.
Al-Farabi-2 (Al–Farabi 2)Al-Farabi Kazak National UniversityUniversityKazakhstan3U2018-11-19not launched-
Astrocast 0.1 (ACN-0)Astrocast (previously ELSE)CompanySwitzerland3U2018-11-19not launchedLow data M2M and IoT services. The goal of the mission is to demonstrate all the satellite functionalities and multi satellite operations. Radio Amateur mission: • Data echo • Pseudo Random Binary Sequence ranging beacon (that will be validated with laser ranging system as corner cube reflector are present on the satellite) • Beacon with Telemetry data (satellite housekeeping and pre-defined and scheduled) • Telemetry with sensors pictures.
Audacy Zero (Audacy-0)AudacyCompanyUS3U2018-11-19not launchedTest in-house communications hardware that will be later used to provide continuous communications between satellites and operator.
BEESAT-5 (PiNaSys II)Berlin Technical UniversityCompanyGermany0.25U2018-11-19not 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. Demon­strate a new­ly de­vel­oped com­mu­ni­ca­tions sub­sys­tem in the UHF band and an ex­per­i­men­tal GNSS re­ceiv­er. Fur­ther­more, the satel­lites contain a mul­ti­func­tion op­ti­cal at­ti­tude de­ter­mi­na­tion sen­sor and are equipped with cor­ner cube re­flec­tors on all sides for laser rang­ing from ground.
BEESAT-6 (PiNaSys II)Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany0.25U2018-11-19not 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. Demon­strate a new­ly de­vel­oped com­mu­ni­ca­tions sub­sys­tem in the UHF band and an ex­per­i­men­tal GNSS re­ceiv­er. Fur­ther­more, the satel­lites contain a mul­ti­func­tion op­ti­cal at­ti­tude de­ter­mi­na­tion sen­sor and are equipped with cor­ner cube re­flec­tors on all sides for laser rang­ing from ground.
BEESAT-7 (PiNaSys II)Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany0.25U2018-11-19not 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. Demon­strate a new­ly de­vel­oped com­mu­ni­ca­tions sub­sys­tem in the UHF band and an ex­per­i­men­tal GNSS re­ceiv­er. Fur­ther­more, the satel­lites contain a mul­ti­func­tion op­ti­cal at­ti­tude de­ter­mi­na­tion sen­sor and are equipped with cor­ner cube re­flec­tors on all sides for laser rang­ing from ground.
BEESAT-8 (PiNaSys II)Berlin Technical UniversityUniversityGermany0.25U2018-11-19not 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. Demon­strate a new­ly de­vel­oped com­mu­ni­ca­tions sub­sys­tem in the UHF band and an ex­per­i­men­tal GNSS re­ceiv­er. Fur­ther­more, the satel­lites contain a mul­ti­func­tion op­ti­cal at­ti­tude de­ter­mi­na­tion sen­sor and are equipped with cor­ner cube re­flec­tors on all sides for laser rang­ing from ground.
BlackHawkViaSatCompanySweden3U2018-11-19not launched-
BRIOMyriota / SpaceQuestCompanyUS3U2018-11-19not launchedTest IoT/M2M service. Test and evaluate an advanced RF Transceiver.
Centauri IFleet SpaceCompanyAustralia3U2018-11-19not launchedIoT satellite network.
CSIM (CSIM-FD, CSIM FD, (Compact Solar Irradiance Monitor)University of ColoradoUniversityUS6U2018-11-19not 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.
DIDO-3 (Dido-1, SpacePharma)SpacePharmaCompanyIsrael3U2018-11-19not launchedCarry the first generation of their mGnify lab to conduct biochemical experiments in microgravity.
EAGLET-1CGSCompanyItaly3U2018-11-19not launchedPrecursor to 20 satellite constellation planned for 2018. 12MP panchromatic optical payload and AIS bent-pipe capabilities.
EdgeCubeSonoma State UniversityUniversityUS1U2018-11-19not launchedMap Chlorophyll over the entire surface of the Earth on a ~100 km scale. Measurement the red edge, the region of rapid change in leaf reflectance from changes in vegetation chlorophyll absorption and mesophyll scattering due to seasons or stress.
Elysium-Star 2 (Shooting Star Memorial)Elysium SpaceCompanyUS1U2018-11-19not launchedIt will carry loved one ashes, lock of hairs, or meaningful mementos provided by the participants. Mobile app will display the memorial spacecraft location in real time, and the spacecraft will have a polished aluminum “mirrored” exterior surface that will reflect the Sun’s light.
ENOCHLACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)?Non-profitUS3U2018-11-19not launched-
EXCITE-1 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-2 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-3 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-4 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-5 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-6 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-7 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-8 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-9 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-10 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-11 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-12 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-13 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
EXCITE-14 Satlet (eXperiment for Cellular Integration Technologies)DARPAMilitaryUSSatlet 7.5 kg2018-11-19not 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. Each satlet contains its own systems for propulsion, power, attitude control, and memory. Multicore processor experiment, radios, a pathfinder telescope and other environmental monitoring sensors. Cubesat manufacturer Pumpkin is supplying “snap-on” solar wings.
ExseedSatExseed Space InnovationsCompanyIndia3U2018-11-19not 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.
Flock-3s 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-19not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3s 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-19not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3s 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-19not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Fox-1CThe Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)CompanyUS1U2018-11-19not launched-
Hamilton 1KubosCompanyUS1U2018-11-19not launchedTest flight of Kubos's flight control open-source flight control and mission management software.
Helios 1 (SIRION Pathfinder)Helios WireCompanyUS6U2018-11-19not 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. Monitoring and messaging service that will track and provide communication with up to 5 billion transmitters, through 30 MHz of S-band spectrum.
Hiber Two (Hiber 2)Hiber Global (Magnitude Space)CompanyNetherlands6U2018-11-19not launchedTest the initial IoT/M2M service.
ICE-Cap (IceCAP, Integrated Communications Extension Capability)US Navy PEO Space Systems (SPAWAR)MilitaryUS3U2018-11-19not 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.
IRVINE02University High SchoolSchoolUS1U2018-11-19not 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.
ITASAT 1Technological Institute of AeronauticsUniversityBrazil6U2018-11-19not launchedIt carries several experimental payloads: a data collection system, a GPS receiver and a camera system providing a ground resolution of about 80 m. Test a national (Brazilian) development of a data collection transponder compatible with the Brazilian Data Collection System and with the Argos System. - Test a national (Brazilian) GPS receiver. Test a national (Brazilian) sensor board, with an IMU (3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis magnetometer and 3-axis gyrometer) and a gama and x ray sensor. Test a camera for Earth imagery. Perform a communication experiment with the amateur radio community, where the satellite will be able to receive, store and forward (under request) a number of SMP messages from/to an amateur radio.
JY1-SAT (JY1SAT)Crown Prince FoundationUniversityJordan1U2018-11-19not 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.
K2SATRepublic of Korea Air Force AcademyUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-11-19not launchedDemonstrate satellite imaging and transfer, and secondly to test voice repeating capability. The payloads: 1. On-board camera 2. On-board voice repeater.
KazSciSat-1Ghalam LLPCompanyKazakhstan3U2018-11-19not launched-
KNACKSAT (KMUTNB Academic Challenge of Knowledge SATellite)King Mongkut University of TechnologyUniversityThailand1U2018-11-19not 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. 5M pixel CMOS camera module onboard satellite and aim to capture images of the Earth. The image will be widely distributed and use for educational purpose.
Landmapper-BC 4v2 (Corvus-BC4 v2, Perseus-O)Astro Digital (Aquila Space)CompanyUS6U2018-11-19not 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.
MinXSS-2 (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer CubeSat)University of Colorado at BoulderUniversityUS3U2018-11-19not 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. The importance of the MinXSS mission is (1) providing new spectral obser-vations of the solar SXR near the maximum of solar cycle 24, (2) improving the understanding of how highly variable solar X-rays affect the ITM, and (3) advancing the knowledge of flare energetics in the SXR. Proposing a UHF downlink using 9k6 GMSK with AX25.
MOVE-II Technical University of MünchenUniversityGermany1U2018-11-19not launchedDetecting antiprotons in South Atlantic Anomaly. S-band downlink.
Orbital Reflector (ORS-1)Nevada Museum of Art / OR ProductionsNon-profitUS3U2018-11-19not launchedDeploy large reflective sculpture.
Polar Scout A (ORS-7, Polar Scout 1, ORS-7)US Coast GuardMilitaryUS6U2018-11-19not 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. Detecting transmissions from emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs), which are carried on board vessels to broadcast their position if in distress.
Polar Scout B (ORS-7, Polar Scout 2, ORS-7)US Coast GuardMilitaryUS6U2018-11-19not 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. Detecting transmissions from emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs), which are carried on board vessels to broadcast their position if in distress.
PW-Sat 2 (PWSat-2)Warsaw University of TechnologyUniversityPoland2U2018-11-19not 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.
RAAF M1 ( (CubeSat-M1)University of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra)UniversityAustralia3U2018-11-19not 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. Bespoke mechanical design supporting a large deployable model, a custom UNSW Canberra flight computer, custom deployable antennae and custom software defined radio receivers.
RANGE-A (Ranging And Nanosatellite Guidance Experiment)Georgia TechUniversityUS1.5U2018-11-19not 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. Goal is to have at least one set of coincident ground-based satellite laser ranging, high-rate GPS, and inter-satellite laser ranging measurements. Potential to measure the relative distance between the satellites down to millimeters. Corner cube reflectors will allow the absolute and relative position estimates to be verified using ground-based satellite laser ranging (SLR) measurements provided by the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS).
RANGE-B (Ranging And Nanosatellite Guidance Experiment)Georgia TechUniversityUS1.5U2018-11-19not 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. Goal is to have at least one set of coincident ground-based satellite laser ranging, high-rate GPS, and inter-satellite laser ranging measurements. Potential to measure the relative distance between the satellites down to millimeters. Corner cube reflectors will allow the absolute and relative position estimates to be verified using ground-based satellite laser ranging (SLR) measurements provided by the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS).
ROSE-1Phase FourCompanyUS6U2018-11-19not launchedSmallest RF thruster on a satellite. First plasma engine on a CubeSat.
SeaHawk-1University of North Carolina WilmingtonUniversityUS3U2018-11-19not 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.
SIRION PathfinderSirion GlobalCompanyAustralia3U2018-11-19not launched-
Snuglite (SNULITE)Seoul National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea2U2018-11-19not launchedAmateur radio communication training. Demonstration of in-house developed dual frequency GPS receiver. Measuring TEC and magnetic field using dual frequency GPS receiver and fine magnetometer with a boom.
SNUSat-2Seoul National UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-11-19not launchedEarly point of interest scanning mission for disaster monitoring using wide angle and high resolution cameras. Also testing in house developed star tracker and earth sensor.
SpaceBEE 9Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-11-19not 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 10Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-11-19not 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 11Swarm TechnologiesCompanyUS1U2018-11-19not 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.
SpaceICEUniversity of IllinoisUniversityUS3U2018-11-19not 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. In this process, an aqueous suspension of particles is placed onto a cold plate. Ice nucleates at the cold surface and a planar ice front starts propagating. Due to the presence of inert particles, a constitutional undercooling region develops causing breakdown of planar ice and formation of dendrites. Under proper conditions, dendrites grow directionally with the thermal gradient, while pushing suspended particles away from the moving front. Rejected particles form an accumulation layer ahead of the solidification front and are forced to assemble within interdendritic space as solidification progresses. After solidification, ice is removed and the resulting, anisotropic structure is sintered to densify pore walls.
Suomi 100 (Finland100)Aalto UniversityUniversityFinland1U2018-11-19not 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. The payload, especially the radio instrument, will test new CubeSat instrument technology. The instrument is expected to detect dynamical features e.g. aurorae in the Earth’s ionosphere. The satellite makes also technological tests of how to optimize the usage of multi-instrument observations in a single CubeSat.
THEASpaceQuest / Aurora InsightCompanyUS3U2018-11-19not launchedTest and evaluate a spectrum survey payload developed by Aurora Insight. SpaceQuest will also test the effectiveness of a new VHF “backdoor” receiver that the company designed and built to receive executive commands and/or to reboot the satellite flight computer in the event of a system failure.
VESTAHoneywellCompanyUS3U2018-11-19not launchedTest a new two-way VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) payload for the exactEarth advanced maritime satellite constellation VESTA platform will have 3-axis pointing capability, an SEU tolerant on-board computer, VxWorks operating system and an S-Band transmitter and receiver.
VisionCubeKorea Aerospace UniversityUniversitySouth Korea3U2018-11-19not 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.
WeissSat-1Weiss SchoolSchoolUS1U2018-11-19not 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.
ZACUBE-2 (FireSat, MDASat)Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyUniversitySouth Africa3U2018-11-19not 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. S-Band Transmitter. ADCS System Developed by ESL at Stellenbosch University. L-Band Receiver. HF Beacon Payload. 5 MP Camera Payload. Detecting wildfires with a k-line Imager (Potassium Imager). Payload is a k-line imager developed by the CSIR and provides a method of detecting smaller fires (90 m2) more effectively. This data will be implemented into AFIS, which is the data delivery mechanism for this project.
3CAT1Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, BarcelonaTECH)UniversitySpain1U2018-11-22not launchedFind out how plasma conditions at space affect wireless energy transmission under a modular satellite schema. Geiger counter to measure space radiation, a graphene transistor, a wireless power transfer system, MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) , experimental solar panels, a Peltier cell and a camera.
Centauri IIFleet SpaceCompanyAustralia3U2018-11-22not launchedIoT satellite network.
FACSAT-1 (FAC SAT)Colombian Air ForceMilitaryColombia3U2018-11-22not 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. -
Flock-3r 1Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 2Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 3Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 4Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 5Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 6Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 7Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 8Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 9Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 10Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 11Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 12Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 13Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 14Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 15Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Flock-3r 16Planet LabsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not launchedConstellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution
Hiber One (Hiber 1)Hiber Global (Magnitude Space)CompanyNetherlands6U2018-11-22not launchedTest the initial IoT/M2M service.
Kepler-2 CASEKepler CommunicationsCompanyUS3U2018-11-22not 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. Novel Software Defined Radio (SDR), electronically steerable antenna array, and networking protocol, in combination with inter-satellite links
Reaktor Hello WorldReaktor Space LabCompanyFinland2U2018-11-22not 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. 1. The satellite will provide a beacon and telemetry data for which amateur satellite users and ham radio users will be able to receive. 2. Test the capabilities of reusable flight platform, which consists of radio module, onboard computer, Power Supply Unit, ADCS (Attitude Determination and Control System), Antenna deployment system. 3. Take and transmit pictures on request to the ground. 4. Lower the barrier of creating software to space by increasing the abstraction level.
TechEdSat-8NASA Ames Research CenterAgencyUS6U2018-11-27not launchedFurther develop and demonstrate the Exo-Brake system through full recovery of a payload.
CICERO-4 (Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation)GeoOpticsCompanyUS6U2018-11-31not launchedDemonstration of GPS radio occultation sensor that allows the measurement of global weather pattern with high accuracy.
Irvine01 (Irvine 01)Woodbridge High SchoolSchoolUS1U2018-11-31not 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. Magnetorquers and an electric thruster will be use