CIRCE

CIRCE
CIRCE
CIRCE
CIRCE
Name CIRCE
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Organisation US Naval Research Laboratory
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Blue Canyon
Operator Blue Canyon
Oneliner

Measure the ionosphere and radiation environment space from multiple vantage points.

Description

Measure the ionosphere and radiation environment space from multiple vantage points. The BCT-built CubeSats will also have a low-latency data link to enable operational responsiveness. NRL will provide two ultraviolet photometers per satellite to measure the naturally occurring airglow and determine ionospheric structure. The UK Defense Science and Technology Laboratory, or DSTL, will provide the remaining three payloads per satellite. DSTL’s payload system, known as IRIS, is a combination of three payloads that include a topside GPS receiver to measure electron densities and content, an ion and neutral mass spectrometer and a compact radiation sensor.

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Photo Sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Formation flying

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
CIRCE A (Coordinated Ionospheric Reconstruction CubeSat Experiment, WISCER) not launched 2023-01-09 not launched
CIRCE B (Coordinated Ionospheric Reconstruction CubeSat Experiment, WISCER) not launched 2023-01-09 not launched

Last modified: 2023-01-06
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