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: 2020-09-21
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