Satellite name ALPHA
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status No signal? (No news found and all official communications channels seem to be quiet as of 2022-12-20)
Launched 2022-07-13
NORAD ID 53110
Deployer ISIPOD [ISISpace]
Launcher Vega C
Organization ARCA Dynamics
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Country Italy
Launch brokerer SAB Launch Services
Partners GP Advanced Projects, NPC Spacemind

MEO orbit to test CubeSat platform technologies in the highly radiative environment.


Main goals are to perform scientific experiments to deepen the knowledge of our Solar System, and to demonstrate innovative technologies to enhance the quality of life on Earth.

ALPHA will bring in orbit the second generation of ARTICA developed by Spacemind that will be also responsible for bus procurement based on SM products, AIT and test.

Hosting different technologies designed and built to endure the highly radiative MEO Space environment. In fact, the CubeSat is named after the highly ionizing form of particle radiation that is also present in the Van Allen belts, where the target orbit is located. 

Solar sail to improve visibility.

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Keywords MEO orbit, Beyond LEO orbit, Solar sail

Last modified: 2023-12-22

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