MiRaTA (Microwave Radiometer Technology Acceleration)

Name MiRaTA (Microwave Radiometer Technology Acceleration)
Type CubeSat
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)
Launched 2017-11-14
NORAD ID 43015
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Delta II
Organisation Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Oneliner Validate new technologies in both passive microwave radiometry and GPS radio occultation.
Failure cause Lost contact with primary radio and then unsuccessful reprogram of backup radio was last contact.
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Last modified: 2022-08-01
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