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)
Organisation National Central University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Taiwan

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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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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