M-ARGO (Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer)

Name M-ARGO (Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status not launched, expected in 2026
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.

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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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