i-INSPIRE II (Inspire-2, AU03)

Name i-INSPIRE II (Inspire-2, AU03)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2018-11-24. Was operational. Saved with 25m antenna after space weather event in July 2017. Was quiet for 1.5 months. (Last DK3WN report 2018-11-23)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42731
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-27
Organisation University of Sydney
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Australia
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Oneliner Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.
Results Communications damaged after space weather event in July 2017.
Failure cause Saved with 25m antenna. Space weather event in July 2017. Spacecraft was quiet for 1.5 months. Some unstated damage to communications system.
Sources [1] [2]
Keywords Propulsion

Last modified: 2021-03-21
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