Columbia (QBUS 4, US04)

Name Columbia (QBUS 4, US04)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2018-03-07. Was operational. (Last DK3WN report 2018-03-07)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42702
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-16
Organisation University of Turabo
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners QB50

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.


The scientific mission will be to use a Flux-Φ-Probe Experiment (FIPEX) to collect measurements of atomic and molecular oxygen on the Low Earth Orbit (LEO). QB50.

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Last modified: 2023-06-09
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