BRITE
Name BRITE
Type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 6 kg
Organisation The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) Poland
Nation (AIT) Canada
Manufacturer AIVT by Space Flight Laboratory
Launch brokerer Space Flight Laboratory (UTIAS-SFL)
Oneliner

Investigation of the brightness oscillations of massive luminous stars, BRITE constellation.

Description

Investigation of the brightness oscillations of massive luminous stars by differential photometry. The scientific instrument is an optical camera with a high-resolution CCD to take images from distant stars with magnitude of 3.5.

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
TUGSat 1 (Technische Universität Graz Satellite), BRITE-Austria, CanX 3B) Operational (Science website last checked on 2020-12-27) 2013-02-25 780 km, 98.6 deg, SSO
UniBRITE-1 (BRITE-U, CanX 3A) Operational (Science website, but observations stopped because of attitude control issues last checked on 2020-12-27) 2013-02-25 780 km, 98.6 deg, SSO
BRITE-PL-1 Lem (CanX 3C) Operational (Science website) 2013-11-21 620 km, 97.8 deg, SSO
BRITE-CA 1 (BRITE-Toronto, CanX-3E) Operational (Science website last checked 2020-12-27) 2014-06-19 610 x 700 km, 98 deg
BRITE-CA 2 (BRITE-Montreak, CanX-3F) Deployment failure 2014-06-19 610 x 700 km, 98 deg
BRITE-PL-2 Heweliusz (CanX 3D) Operational (Science website last checked 2020-12-27) 2014-08-19 620 km, 97.8 deg, SSO

Last modified: 2022-12-29
Detailed BRITE entry in the Database
Full Nanosats Database (much more data)

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