Name RAX (Radio Aurora eXplorer)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Was operational until 2011-01-19, 2 months. Solar panel degradation.
Launched 2010-11-20
NORAD ID 37223
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur IV
Organisation University of Michigan
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly, ?
Oneliner Investigate causes of upper atmospheric/ionospheric plasma turbulence by studying large plasma formations.
Failure cause Solar panel degradation.
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