CANYVAL-C (Pumbaa) Satellite

CANYVAL-C (Pumbaa)
CANYVAL-C (Pumbaa)
CANYVAL-C (Pumbaa)
Spacecraft name CANYVAL-C (Pumbaa)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status No signal (SmallSat 2021 and not heard according to SatNOGS forums as of 2021-03-27)
Launched 2021-03-22
NORAD ID 47938 ?
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher Sojuz
Organization Yonsei University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters South Korea

Imaging the solar corona - including the region that is 10 times the Sun’s angular diameter.


CANYVAL-C mission is aimed at scientific validation of photographing the sun’s corona.

This mission is the application of Virtual Telescope technology that uses several discrete satellites as a space telescope.

The mission requires development of inertial alignment hold technology, spacecraft formation flying GNC technology and inter-satellite link technology.

CANYVAL-C is a subsequent mission of CANYVAL-X, technical experiment mission of virtual telescope, and expects further projects of solar science and X-ray objective science mission.

The CANYVAL-C system consists of two CubeSats, ‘PUMBAA’ and ‘TIMON’. PUMBAA, the occulter, is a 2U CubeSat that covers the sun for corona imaging.

TIMON, the detector, is an 1U CubeSat that takes a coronagraph with an optical camera.

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