Name MicroMAS-1
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2015-08-01. Was operational until 2015-03-18, two weeks? Transmitter failed.
Launched 2014-07-13
NORAD ID 40457
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Antares
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2015-03-04
Organisation MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks

Microwave spectrometer to observe weather events.


Passive microwave spectrometer operating near the 118.75-GHz oxygen absorption line to observe convective thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes from a near-equatorial orbit at approximately 500-km altitude.

Failure cause Transmitter failed.
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Last modified: 2023-06-09
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