Qbito Satellite

Satellite Qbito (ES01)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2019-02-16. No signal (Unable to find contact reports on DK3WN, SatNOGS or Twitter)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42728
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-27
Organisation Polytechnic University of Madrid
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Spain
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners QB50, New Infrared Technologies

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere and demonstrate medium-wave infrared detector.


The main objective is to operate its primary payload: the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS). An experiment to assess the performance of the n-Octadecane as a Phase Change Material (PCM). Developed in collaboration with the University of Liège.

A Medium Wave Infrared Detector, developed by the Spanish company New Infrared Technologies, which aims at testing this kind of detectors. The manufacturing process is based on the Vapour Phase Deposited PbSe technology in space conditions. An experimental software for an attitude determination and control system based on fuzzy control theory. The purpose is to test the suitability of this kind of algorithms for spacecraft attitude control applications. QB50.

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