IDEASSat Satellite

Name IDEASSat (Flying Squirrel, Feishu Weixing, INSPIRESat-2, Ionospheric Dynamics Explorer and Attitude Subsystem Satellite, INternational Satellite Program In Research and Education Satellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (SmallSat 2021, UHF communications blackout started 2021-02-15 and continued until 2021-04-02)
Launched 2021-01-24
NORAD ID 47458
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-1)
Organization National Central University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters Taiwan
Partners National Space Organization, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, National Central University and the National Space Organization in Taiwan, University of Versailles in France

Measure ionospheric structure and plasma irregularities for radio communications monitoring. Compact ionosphere probe.


Measure the ionosphere activity which will affect satellite and terrestrial communication. Follow-up and form a constellation with INSPIRESat-1 to measure ionospheric structure and plasma irregularities for radio communications monitoring.
Ionospheric measurements, which will advance our understanding of ionosphere dynamics and plasma transport. Establish a long-term academic program for developing a constellation of small satellites and a global network of ground stations. INSPIRE aims to provide a university constellation of Earth & space weather observing satellites.  

Failure cause Some UHF transceiver issues and partial solar panel deployment.
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On the same launch

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