Name GRIFEX (GEO-CAPE ROIC In-Flight Performance Experiment)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (Last SatNOGS dashboard update 2023-06-08 as of 2023-06-08. Marked as Complete on NASA CubeSat Fleet Database.)
Launched 2015-01-31
NORAD ID 40379
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Delta II
Organization University of Michigan
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Partners NASA Earth Science Technology Office, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Validate technology for the Panchromatic Fourier Transform Spectrometer (PanFTS).


Validate detector technology for the Panchromatic Fourier Transform Spectrometer (PanFTS) which is an imaging FTS designed to operate in Geostationary orbit. GRIFEX will provide an on-orbit verification of a high performance focal plane array (FPA) consisting of an innovative in-pixel analog-to-digital (ADC) readout integrated circuit (ROIC) hybridized to a silicon detector array.

The PanFTS engineering model instrument is currently being developed which will incorporate the focal plane assembly (FPA) and signal chain technology validated by the GRIFEX CubeSat flight experiment. GRIFEX will validate the JPL developed digital FPA and signal chain for the same signal levels expected for PanFTS in geostationary orbit.

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