Spacecraft name ITASAT-2
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Organisation Technological Institute of Aeronautics
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Country Brazil

A formation flight mission to provide a tailored source of data for the understanding of space weather spatiotemporal events and interactions; and to provide a baseline geolocation option based on national needs.


Consisting of three 12U CubeSats in a formation flight, the mission expands on the study of ionospheric plasma movements and density, small-scale ionospheric structures, magnetic field, and radiation environment.

On the development of technological solutions, the mission proposes to test a baseline option at LEO to understand the influence of ionospheric phenomena and signal deterioration on geolocation/aviation-related services. While it allows for the development of support technologies closely related to airworthiness and flight safety, the formation flight arrangement is expected to provide novel (temporal) insights on the evolution of ionospheric events.

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Related Spacecraft

Satellite Status Launcher Date Orbit
ITASAT-2 A not launched not launched 2026-12-31 not launched
ITASAT-2 B not launched not launched 2026-12-31 not launched
ITASAT-2 C not launched not launched 2026-12-31 not launched
ot launched not launched 2026-12-31 not launched

Last modified: 2023-12-02


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