Name Foresail-2
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation Finnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Space
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation Finland

CubeSat to GTO with tether for Coulomb Drag Experiment and measuring radiation in the Van Allen belts.


Support ULF plasma wave modeling in Vlasiator. Coulomb Drag Experiment (CDE): Deploying a long charged tether; measuring ambient plasma density, and the strength of Coulomb drag in different plasma densities. Relativistic Electron and Proton Experiment (REPE): Measuring electron and proton spectra, to monitor the dynamics of the most penetrating radiation in the Van Allen belts Magnetic field measurements

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Keywords GTO or GEO orbit, Tether, Propulsion

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