|Name||CTIM FD (Compact Total Irradiance Monitor Flight Demonstration, CTIM-FD)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||Operational (News on 2022-12-05 about preparing first results as of 2022-12-20)|
|Launcher||LauncherOne (ELaNa 39)|
|Organisation||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Demonstrate next-generation Compact Total Irradiance Monitor that will help to provide an understanding of Earth’s climate change.
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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