|Name||NEUTRON-1 (Low Earth Orbit Neutron Flux Detection and Cosmos Mission Operations Technology Demo)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Reentry 2022-06-25. Was semi-operational? (Only 15 beacons received after a month which seems very low as of 2020-12-04 and last checked on 2020-12-15. Awake for 4 min and sleep for 320 min, mostly in deep sleep charging mode and waiting for opportunity to send commands.)|
|Deployer||NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]|
|Launcher||Antares (ELaNa 31) (NG-14)|
|Deployment||Deployed from ISS on 2020-11-05|
|Organisation||University of Hawai’i at Mānoa|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|MCS||COSMOS (Comprehensive Open-architecture Solution for Mission Operations Systems)|
Measure low energy neutron flux in LEO.
Measure low energy neutron flux in the low Earth orbit (LEO) environment. Can contribute to understanding the complex relationship between Earth and Sun through mapping neutron abundances LEO. Will evaluate the variability of galactic cosmic radiation as a function of solar variability.
We will pay attention to unusual neutron abundances in relation to solar flares, solar particle events, and disturbances of the Earthʻs magnetic field. We will also evaluate our neutron data for potential application in space weather characterization and radiation safety. The proposed neutron flux detector design is based on established detection methods, but will be miniaturized to fit within a CubeSat payload envelope. In addition to the science, this first mission can provide flight heritage for further development of CubeSat based neutron detectors.
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|Keywords||Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat|