|Name||MinXSS (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer CubeSat)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Reentry 2017-05-05. Was operational (Offical website)|
|Deployer||NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]|
|Deployment||Deployed from ISS on 2016-05-17|
|Organisation||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Measure the intensity of the soft x-ray spectrum from 0.6 keV (20Å) to 25 keV (0.5Å).
The importance of the MinXSS mission is providing new spectral obser-vations of the solar SXR near the maximum of solar cycle 24, improving the understanding of how highly variable solar X-rays affect the ITM, and advancing the knowledge of flare energetics in the SXR. Measure the intensity of the soft x-ray spectrum from 0.6 keV (20Å) to 25 keV (0.5Å).