LunIR (SkyFire, Lunar InfraRed imaging)

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Name LunIR (SkyFire, Lunar InfraRed imaging)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Was semi-operational? (Post on Twitter on 2022-12-08 as of 2022-12-24)
Launched 2022-11-16
NORAD ID ? (Not yet catalogued and tracked?)
Deployer CSD (Canisterized Satellite Dispenser) [Planetary Systems Corporation]
Launcher SLS (Space Launch System) (Artemis-1)
Organisation Lockheed Martin
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation US
GS Service KSAT
Oneliner

Lunar fly-by to collect spectroscopy and thermography using mid-wave infra-red sensor.

Description

During lunar fly-by, it will collect spectroscopy and thermography, address both Moon and Mars SKGs for surface characterization, remote sensing, and site selection. Hosting a mid-wave Infra-Red (MWIR) sensor. It will help address strategic knowledge gaps related to surface characterization, remote sensing, and site selection observations. The data collected on thermal environments will add to the body of knowledge on the composition, structure, interaction with the space environment, and interaction with solar particles and the lunar regolith.

Failure cause Ran into an unexpected issue with our radio signal and couldn’t snap any pics of the Moon.
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Keywords Propulsion, Beyond Earth orbit

Last modified: 2022-12-29
Detailed LunIR entry in the Database
Full Nanosats Database (much more data)

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Created by Erik Kulu

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