ASTERIA (ExoplanetSat, Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics)

ASTERIA
Name ASTERIA (ExoplanetSat, Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Was operational until 2019-12-05, stopped transmitting and responding to commands (NASA news 2020-01-03 checked on 2020-01-04)
Launched 2017-08-14
NORAD ID 43020
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Falcon 9
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-11-20
Organisation NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Oneliner Telescope to monitor a single start for two years to find transiting exoplanets.
Results ASTERIA made a marginal detection of the known transiting exoplanet 55 Cancri e (∼ 2 R⊕), measuring a transit depth of 374 ± 170 ppm. This is the first detection of an exoplanet by a CubeSat.
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Space photos ASTERIA

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Last modified: 2021-08-02
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