CP11 (ISX, Ionospheric Scintillation eXplorer)

CP11 (ISX)
CP11 (ISX)
CP11 (ISX)
CP11 (ISX)
Name CP11 (ISX, Ionospheric Scintillation eXplorer)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status No signal (Smallsat 2020)
Launched 2018-12-16
NORAD ID 43856
Deployer RailPOD [Tyvak]
Launcher Electron
Organisation California Polytechnic State University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer TriSept
Oneliner

Study multi-frequency radio wave interference produced by the atmosphere at sunset near the equator.

Description

Study the multi-frequency radio wave interference produced by the atmosphere at sunset near the equator. The spacecraft will receive multiple broadcast digital television channels to probe the ionospheric irregularities. Exploring the 3D structure of scintillation-scale irregularities of DTV signals in the ionosphere associated with Equatorial Spread F. The experiment will compare ground-to-space UHF scintillation measurements taken at multiple points along a flux tube. The payload on ISX is developed by SRI. There are 27 viable passes over a year. Passes will last no longer than 2.5 minutes.

Results

No signal heard and a likely failure mode has not been identified.

Failure cause In depth failure mode analysis performed, but failure cause not identified.
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Last modified: 2023-01-06
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