mDOT Satellite

Spacecraft name mDOT Telescope-CubeSat (Miniaturized Distributed Occulter/Telescope)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2025
Launcher not launched
Entity name Stanford University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters US
Partners Tyvak, NASA

Telescope-cubesat carries a 10cm-diameter telescope.


Potential to demonstrate the distributed occulter/telescope technology with scientific return using a CubeSat. UV telescope with 10 cm aperture. Ejected from occulter spacecraft and assumes formation. The satellites are launched combined as a secondary payload for a total mission lifetime of 1.1 years. After launch, the occulter-smallsat ejects the telescope-cubesat and maneuvers to establish the desired relative orbit, leaving the spacecraft at slightly different longitudes of ascending node.

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Keywords Propulsion

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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