PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
Spacecraft PolarCube
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Mass in kg 3.57 kg
Status Reentry 2023-06-06. Was operational? (Confirmation about beaconing on Twitter)
Launched 2021-01-17
NORAD ID 47310
Deployer FANTM-RAiL [Xtenti]
Launcher LauncherOne
Organisation University of Colorado Boulder
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters US
Launch brokerer NASA CSLI / ELaNa
Partners Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Oneliner

Demonstrating atmospheric sounding and sea ice/ice-free ocean detection and mapping over the Polar Regions.

Description

Collect Earth surface and atmospheric temperature data using a passive microwave radiometer operating at the 118.7503 GHz O2 resonant frequency. Primary research goal of demonstrating atmospheric sounding and sea ice/ice-free ocean detection and mapping over the Polar Regions. The secondary focus is an educational goal to integrate and fly a passive radiometer while working closely with science and engineering experts. First passive microwave sensor flown on a small satellite.

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Last modified: 2023-10-21

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