PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
PolarCube
Name PolarCube
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Mass in kg 3.57 kg
Status Operational? (Confirmation about beaconing on Twitter)
Launched 2021-01-17
NORAD ID 47310
Deployer FANTM-RAiL [Xtenti]
Launcher LauncherOne
Organisation University of Colorado at Boulder
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer NASA CSLI / ELaNa
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: 2022-12-29
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