LightCube
LightCube
LightCube
Name LightCube
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation Arizona State University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer NASA CSLI / ELaNa
Oneliner

Education mission to allow a CubeSat in to be easily operable by general public and produce a light visible to the naked eye of observers on Earth.

Description

Education mission to allow a CubeSat in low-Earth orbit (LEO) to be easily operable by members of the general public. The LightCube CubeSat will provide a platform that increases the number of individuals who can participate in space activities. Specifically, anyone with appropriate amateur radio licensing within their jurisdiction and commercial radio equipment available for purchase for less than fifty dollars will be able to telecommand LightCube. The LightCube CubeSat will respond with a flash visible to the naked eye of the commander. In the process of operating LightCube, the user will inevitably learn important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts in areas such as telecommunications, spacecraft design, atmospheric and climate science, and orbital mechanics.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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