RioSat Satellite

Spacecraft name RioSat
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status cancelled
Organisation Graz University of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Austria

As part of the QB50 mission, the RIOSAT spacecraft flies a riometer (relative ionospheric opacity).


As part of the international QB50 space mission, the RIOSAT spacecraft flies a riometer (relative ionospheric opacity) experiment on a 2U CubeSat. The proposed space-borne riometer will significantly improve the accuracy of traditional measurements and allows the calibration of existing ground-based riometers for the first time. The CubeSat realised by this project also contributes to the overall QB50 mission goals (study of the lower thermosphere and investigation of re-entry dynamics).

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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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