Name 3CAT-4
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organisation Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, BarcelonaTECH)
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters Spain

Demonstrate Global Navigation Satellite System - Reflectometry (GNSS-R) and L - band microwave radiometry and AIS.


This mission mission aims at demonstrating the capabilities of nano-satellites, and in particular those based in the 1-Unit CubeSat standard, for challenging Earth Observation (EO) using Global Navigation Satellite System - Reflectometry (GNSS-R) and L - band microwave radiometry, as well as for Automatic Identification Services (AIS).

The goals of this mission are three-fold:

The 3Cat-4 mission has been accepted and takes part of the "Fly Your Satellite!" program (second edition) of the European Space Agency (ESA) Academy.

The 3Cat-4 spacecraft is composed of different subsystems:

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launcher Launch Orbit
3CAT-4 not launched Ariane 6 2024-06-29 not launched
3CAT-4 not launched not launched 2025-12-31 not launched

Last modified: 2023-12-16

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