3CAT-8

3CAT-8
3CAT-8
3CAT-8
3CAT-8
3CAT-8
3CAT-8
Name 3CAT-8
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher RFA One
Entity name Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, BarcelonaTECH)
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Spain
Oneliner

3Cat-8 is a scientific mission to monitor and characterise ionospheric scintillation. Deploys PocketQubes and has deployable Fresnel zone plate antenna.

Description

3Cat-8 is a scientific mission to monitor and characterise ionospheric scintillation – that is, the emission of light from a body excited by radiant energy – and to monitor radio frequency emissions in the L- and K-bands.

The CuPID PocketQube deployer, the first flight hardware of our newest mission, 3Cat-8, being integrated in the CubeSat structure.

Sources [1] [2]
Photo sources [1] [2]
COTS subsystems
  • THRUSTER - Ienai
Subsystems sources [1]
Keywords Propulsion, Deployable antenna, Picosatellite deployer

Last modified: 2023-12-17

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