Mini-Carb (MiniCarb, CNGB, CubeSat Next Generation Bus)

Name Mini-Carb (MiniCarb, CNGB, CubeSat Next Generation Bus)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Reentry 2022-10-25? Was operational? (Object could be wrong but all from that launch have decayed. No conclusive news found as of 2020-04-10, but likely operational)
Launched 2019-12-05
NORAD ID 45124?
Deployer Slingshot / Equalizer [SEOPS]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-19) (SEOPS-2)
Deployment Deployed from Cygnus on 2020-02-01
Organisation LLNL (Lawrene Livermore National Laboratory)
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer SEOPS
Partners NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Measure atmospheric greenhouse gases using mini-Laser Heterodyne Radiometer.


Measure atmospheric greenhouse gases from an occultation-viewing CubeSat using mini-Laser Heterodyne Radiometer. The concentrations of greenhouse gases are found by measuring their absorption of infrared sunlight. Observe the region between the upper troposphere to the lower stratosphere between six and 18 miles above Earth’s surface.

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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2023-06-09
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