CSIM (CSIM-FD, CSIM FD, (Compact Solar Irradiance Monitor)

Spacecraft CSIM (CSIM-FD, CSIM FD, (Compact Solar Irradiance Monitor)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Was operational until 2022-02-01, possibly retired (SmallSat 2021 but decommissioned in February 2023 as per official website)
Launched 2018-12-03
NORAD ID 43793
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace],?
Launcher Falcon 9 (Spaceflight SSO-A, SHERPA)
Entity name University of Colorado Boulder
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters US
Manufacturer AIVT by Blue Canyon
Launch brokerer Spaceflight
Partners Meteo France. Built by Blue Canyon.

Observe the solar spectral irradiance and amateur radio transmissions.


Observe the solar spectral irradiance, will be transmitting a beacon signal and spacecraft telemetry and health periodically for amateur operators to detect and decode via a public telemetry decoder.


CSIM operated for 4 years collecting solar spectral irradiance data despite SD card failures.

Sources [1] [2] [3]
Photo sources [1]
COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Blue Canyon
Subsystems sources [1]

Last modified: 2023-12-02

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