|Name||LICIACube (Light Italian Cubesat for Imaging of Asteroids, LICIA)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||Operational (Deployed from DART on 2022-09-26 and successfully took images of the Dimorphos impact as per official news on 2022-09-27 as of 2022-12-25)|
|NORAD ID||On spacecraft|
|Launcher||Falcon 9 (DART)|
|Deployment||Deployed from DART on 2022-09-26|
|Organisation||Italian Space Agency|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Argotec|
After traveling 16 months on DART, will be released in order to monitor all effects of the impact.
After traveling 16 months onboard the DART satellite, LICIACube, the Italian cubesat, will be release in order to monitor all effects of the impact: the crater and the evolution of the debris produced by the collision. All data acquired during this phase of the mission will be very important to verify the efficacy of the impact. It will be the first Italian mission destined for a target so far away. In order to deal with this unique mission, the Argotec platform will use an autonomous navigation system, an integrated propulsion system, a strong camera and an advanced on-board computer.
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|Keywords||Beyond LEO orbit, Propulsion|