ASTERISC (Advanced Satellite Toward Exploration of dust enviRonment with In-Situ Cosmic dust sensor)

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Name ASTERISC (Advanced Satellite Toward Exploration of dust enviRonment with In-Situ Cosmic dust sensor)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (Confirmation on official Twitter as of 2021-11-09 and object identified quickly)
Launched 2021-11-09
NORAD ID 49395
Deployer J-POD (JAXA Picosatellite Deployer),?
Launcher Epsilon
Organisation Chiba Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Japan
Oneliner

Monitor interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) and artificial debris particles in low Earth orbit.

Description

Monitor interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) and artificial debris particles in low Earth orbit. A deployable thin-film dust sensor system will be mounted on the CubeSat. The sensor is just a thin film attached with small tips of piezoelectric elements capable of picking up stress waves induced by impacts of dusts onto the film. It enables a continuous real-time observation of IDPs and artificial space debris particles in low Earth orbit.

Our dust sensor has broad utility. Its application would go beyond Earth orbit to deep space exploration (e.g., observation of dust ring particles of planets and satellites, dust cloud around small bodies, and plume particles from icy bodies).

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Last modified: 2023-06-09
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