ANDESITE Mule
ANDESITE Mule
ANDESITE Mule
ANDESITE Mule
ANDESITE Mule
ANDESITE Mule
Name ANDESITE Mule (Ad-Hoc Network Demonstration for Extended Satellite-Based Inquiry and Other Team Endeavors)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational?
Launched 2020-06-13
NORAD ID 45726
Deployer Maxwell [Rocket Lab],?
Launcher Electron (ELaNa 32)
Organisation Boston University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Deploys 8 small picosatellites to create space-based wireless network.

Description

Deploys 8 small picosatellites. "ANDESITE is a 6U CubeSat that deploys several smaller “pico-satellites” that each have their own self-contained scientific magnetometer, power system and radio communication system. Space-Based Wireless Sensor Network (SB-WSN) that addresses the limit of individual satellites’ ability to spatially and temporally resolve the information on various space phenomena. The satellites collect data in a loosely held swarm, relaying the data back to the main spacecraft and down to the Earth through the GlobalStar sat-phone network. The data obtained from this mission will help map the current sheets of Region 1 and Region 2 Birkeland currents. It will also provide solid new constraints for models of auroral particle acceleration, wave particle interactions, ionospheric destabilization and other kinetic processes operating in the low-beta plasma of near Earth magnetosphere.

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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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