CTIM FD
CTIM FD
CTIM FD
Name CTIM FD (Compact Total Irradiance Monitor Flight Demonstration, CTIM-FD)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational (News on 2022-12-05 about preparing first results as of 2022-12-20)
Launched 2022-07-02
NORAD ID 52950
Deployer RailPOD [Tyvak],?
Launcher LauncherOne (ELaNa 39)
Organisation University of Colorado at Boulder
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Demonstrate next-generation Compact Total Irradiance Monitor that will help to provide an understanding of Earth’s climate change.

Description

Demonstration mission of a next-generation Compact Total Irradiance Monitor that will help to provide an understanding of Earth’s climate change. Incoming radiant energy from the sun is measured as the total solar irradiance, which is a natural factor that changes our climate (also called a climate forcing). Total solar irradiance has been measured from space by a 40-year, uninterrupted sequence of instruments. CTIM will allow measurements to be made with the same accuracy and long-term stability while using a much smaller instrument.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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