PHOENIX Satellite

Satellite name PHOENIX (TW01)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2019-05-08. Was operational (Last JA0CAW report 2019-05-07)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42706
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-17
Organisation National Cheng Kung University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Taiwan
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners QB50

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.


QB50. Carry a solar EUV sensor to in-situ measure the solar EUV radiation intensity with the aim of maximizing the science return of the mission for a better characterization of the cause-effect relationship. The solar EUV probe measures the photoelectron current emitted from the electrodes into ambient plasma.

The electrode is biased to negative voltage with respect to the satellite frame and the current is amplified and filtered before being converted into digital formats. In the implementation, two electrodes with different metal coating are utilized and the current difference between the two probes. The solar EUV instrument has been tested in ionospheric conditions in the NCKU Space Plasma Chamber. QB50.

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Keywords QB50
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