M-ARGO (Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer)

Name M-ARGO (Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status not launched, expected in 2026
Launcher not launched
Organisation ESA (European Space Agency)
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) France
Nation (AIT) Denmark
Manufacturer AIVT by GomSpace
Partners Luxembourg Space Agency, GomSpace
Costs $450,000 for Phase-A

Rendezvous with an asteroid and characterise the physical properties.


Rendezvous with an asteroid. Characterise the physical properties of asteroid (shape, surface, mass). Assess potential for resource exploitation (composition, hydration). Multi-Spectral Imager and LASER Altimeter.

Sources [1] [2] [3]
Photo sources [1] [2] [3] [4]
COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - GomSpace
  • ANTENNA - TICRA Reflectarray
Keywords Propulsion, Beyond Earth orbit, Steerable Solar Arrays

Last modified: 2023-06-03

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