PetitSat (Plasma Enhancements in The Ionosphere-Thermosphere Satellite)

PetitSat
Name PetitSat (Plasma Enhancements in The Ionosphere-Thermosphere Satellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational? (Deployed from ISS on 2022-12-29 but no news found as of 2022-12-31)
Launched 2022-11-26
NORAD ID ?
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-26) (ELaNa 49)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2022-12-29
Organisation NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Oneliner

Provide in-situ measurements of plasma density, 3D ion drift, as well as ion and neutral composition.

Description

Study density irregularities in the mid and low-latitude ionosphere. Ion-Neutral Mass Spectrometer, or INMS — the world’s smallest mass spectrometer. Gridded Retarding Ion Drift Sensor.

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Last modified: 2022-12-31
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