CLIMB Satellite

Spacecraft CLIMB
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status not launched, expected in 2025
Launcher not launched
Entity name University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country Austria

Use a propulsion system to reach the inner Van-Allen belt and measure the radiation environment.


This mission will go faster and higher than most of the CubeSat missions. It also will enter an area in space, which is normally avoided by satellites, the Van Allen Belts. CLIMB will utilize the propulsion technology developed by FOTEC and commercially marketed by its spin-off, ENPULSION. During its mission, CLIMB will continuously measure Earth’s magnetic field and the accumulated radiation.

Mission Description:

  1. Phase 1. Launch (~500km), early operation and commissioning phase
  2. Phase 2. Apogee raising with a thruster up to max of ~1500km
  3. Phase 3. Science phase, measurements of radiation and magnetic properties in the inner Van-Allen-Belt
  4. Phase 4. Perigee decreases with the thruster
  5. Phase 5. Mission End with the burn-up in the earth atmosphere.
  6. Digipeater: The digipeater-function will be enabled time dependent in phases where the power budget is positive.
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COTS subsystems
  • THRUSTER - Enpulsion IFM Nano Thruster
Subsystems sources [1]
Keywords Propulsion

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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