IMAP CubeSat Satellite

Name IMAP CubeSat
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Organization Sonoma State University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters US

Observe the
phenomena in the Earth’s magnetic field near the cusp.


Ssend at least one 2U CubeSat to the ionosphere to measure the extreme ultraviolet light from 135.6-nm and the thermal electrons in the auroral zone to find out how the upwelling of the polar thermosphere is affected by the solar wind. We plan to study this upwelling in the cusp region of the magnetosphere. In order to do this study, the orbit has to be a polar orbit.

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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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