FIREBIRD
FIREBIRD
Name FIREBIRD
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1.5U
Organisation Montana State University/ University of New Hampshire
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Oneliner

Space weather mission to study electron microbursts in Van Allen belts.

Description

Space weather Cubesat mission to resolve the spatial scale size and energy dependence of electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts.

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
FIREBIRD A (FU1, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics) Was operational, awakened 2014-04-12 and operated until 2014-09-15. 2013-12-06 460 x 890 km, 120.5 deg
FIREBIRD B (FU2, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics) Was operational until 2014-01-21, latched up. Occasional beacons afterwards. 2013-12-06 460 x 890 km, 120.5 deg
FIREBIRD-2 C (FU3, FIREBIRD-3, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics) Operational (Last SatNOGS report 2019-05-25 with data. Checked on 2019-05-25) 2015-01-31 440 x 670 km, 99.1 deg
FIREBIRD-2 D (FU4, FIREBIRD-4, Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics) Operational (Last SatNOGS report 2019-05-25 with data. Checked on 2019-05-25) 2015-01-31 440 x 670 km, 99.1 deg

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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