Satellite name JAGSAT (JAGSAT-1)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2023-01-22. Was operational until 2022-09-25? (Radio amateur reports on Twitter end on that date and no reports with data on SatNOGS as of 2022-12-20)
Launched 2022-07-15
NORAD ID 53771
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Falcon 9 (ELaNa 45) (CRS-25)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2022-09-06
Organisation University of South Alabama
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Country US

Keasure plasma electron density in the upper F layer of the ionosphere.


Our mission is to measure plasma electron density in the upper F layer of the ionosphere, between 400 km to 800 km altitude, in the equatorial and mid latitudes. Use a time domain impedance probe to conduct spatially resolved measurements of plasma density irregularities in the ionosphere.

The development and construction of JAGSAT is primarily handled by the 50+ undergraduate students involved in the project. The project has introduced these students to the art of amateur radio communications and during the flight mission will be used as an educational tool to explain amateur radio principles and theory. Pursuit of radio science regarding properties of the ionosphere.

Amateur operators will be able to coordinate with University of South Alabama to develop space weather monitoring tools, specifically to understand and predict the effects of RF scintillation on amateur or other communication signals, in furtherance to the radio art with respect to exploiting the ionosphere.

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Last modified: 2023-11-04

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