Name ARICA (AGU Remote Innovative CubeSat Alert)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status No signal (Official updates on crowdfunding site as of 2021-12-29. Unsure whether some initial packets received, but Iridium uplink not working.)
Launched 2021-11-09
Deployer J-POD (JAXA Picosatellite Deployer),?
Launcher Epsilon
Organisation Aoyama Gakuin University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Japan
Manufacturer AIVT by ?

Demonstrate Iridium and Globalstar modemds for real-time alert system.


1U CubeSat called AGU Remote Innovative CubeSat Alert system (ARICA) which contains both SBD and STX-3 to demonstrate the real-time GRB alert system.

ARICA does not develop the satellite bus section, but uses ready-made ones and develops only the mission section.

We demonstrate the real-time alert system of the transient astronomical sources such as cosmic gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) using two commercial satellite network devices. One is the Iridium’s Short Burst Data (SBD) and the other is the Globalstar’s STX-3. Although these satellite communication devices have been used in the space environment, it still needs to verify whether the network can be used as a GRB alert system.

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Photo sources [1] [2] [3]
COTS subsystems
  • STRUCTURE - Clyde Space
  • BATTERY - Clyde Space
  • SOLAR PANELS - Clyde Space
  • EPS - Clyde Space
Subsystems sources [1]
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2023-06-09
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