|Name||MiRaTA (Microwave Radiometer Technology Acceleration)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Was operational until 2018-01-25, both radios lost. (CubeSat Developers Workshop 2018, listed as Failure in NASA's CubeSat Fleet Missions Database as of 2022-01-01)|
|Deployer||P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Organisation||MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Launch brokerer||Tyvak, ?|
|Partners||NASA Earth Science Technology Office|
Validate new technologies in both passive microwave radiometry and GPS radio occultation.
Validate new technologies in both passive microwave radiometry and GPS radio occultation. New ultra-compact and low-power technology for multi-channel and multi-band and passive microwave radiometers and new GPS receiver and patch antenna array technology for GPS radio occultation retrieval of both temperature-pressure profiles in the atmosphere and electron density profiles in the ionosphere. In addition will test a new approach to spaceborne microwave radiometer calibration using adjacent GPSRO measurements.
|Failure cause||Lost contact with primary radio and then unsuccessful reprogram of backup radio was last contact.|