AeroCube-11 (TOMSat, R3)

AeroCube-11 (TOMSat, R3)
AeroCube-11 (TOMSat, R3)
AeroCube-11 (TOMSat, R3)
Name AeroCube-11 (TOMSat, R3)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Organisation The Aerospace Corporation
Institution Non-profit
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer TriSept
Oneliner Multispectral pushbroom imager and laser transmitter for downlink.
Results Results show good multispectral image quality from the CubeSat sensor, and illustrate the ability of R3 to detect vegetation and other features in a manner similar to Landsat, as well as the challenge in perfectly exposing all 6 VIS/NIR Landsat bands using our commercial 10-bit CMOS array. We planned and accomplished a Landsat-8 near conjunction collection on 22 January, 2020 over France. These R3 data have not yet been transmitted via lasercom, due to star sensor degradation issues which have made closing the laser link difficult. These data may eventually be downlinked via the experimental software defined radio which was successfully brought online during the mission.
Sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Laser transmitter
Space photos AeroCube-11 (TOMSat, R3)

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
AeroCube-11A (AC11, TOMSat Eagle Scout , Rapid + Responsive + Reimagined, Testbed for Optical Missions Satellite) Operational (Indirect tweet from Jonathan McDowell on 2019-03-04) 2018-12-16 510 km, 85 deg
AeroCube-11B (AC11, TOMSat R3, Rapid + Responsive + Reimagined, Testbed for Optical Missions Satellite) Operational (Smallsat 2020) 2018-12-16 510 km, 85 deg

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