S-CUBE (S3, Shootingstar Sensing Satellite)

Name S-CUBE (S3, Shootingstar Sensing Satellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2016-11-23. No signal? (Unable to find successful reports, which in this case seems bad news)
Launched 2015-08-19
NORAD ID 40898
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher H-IIB (H2B)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2015-09-17
Organisation Chiba Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA

Take an image of meteor by a camera to estimate the meteoroid size from brightness.


Detect UV emission from a meteor by PMT, which is used as a trigger of a camera (minimum success). Take an image of meteor by a camera to estimate the meteoroid size from brightness (minimum success). Obtain the flux (i. e., size distribution) of meteors (full success). Estimate the compositions of meteors quantitatively from emission from species, such as sulfur (optional). The scientific instruments consist of a CCD camera inherited from SpriteSat and a Photomultiplier tube (PMT) for detection at ultraviolet wavelengths.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
Detailed S-CUBE entry in the Database
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