PicSat
PicSat
PicSat
PicSat
PicSat
Name PicSat
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Was operational until 2018-03-20 (Official manuscript from 2019-01-09)
Launched 2018-01-12
NORAD ID 43132
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher PSLV
Organisation Paris Observatory
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation France
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Oneliner

Observe the transit of the planet Beta Pictoris.

Description

Observe the transit of the planet Beta Pictoris. Payload is designed with a 35mm effective aperture and a single pixel avalanche photodiode. A single-mode fiber is used to guide the stellar light from the focal plane to the photodiode. To guarantee photometric precision and CubeSat stabilization, the 3-axis ADCS is complemented with a two-axis piezoelectric actuation system.

Sources [1] [2] [3]
Photo Sources [1] [2]

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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