Satellite SelenITA
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status not launched, expected in 2027
Launcher not launched
Organization Technological Institute of Aeronautics
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country Brazil
Partners NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, University of Iowa

Science mission supporting the Artemis, planned to operate at Low-Lunar Orbit below 200 km, gathering space weather and geophysics observations.


SelenITA Mission is conceived as a science mission that supports the Artemis efforts marking the first Brazilian mission to the Moon. It is a dual point mission that will provide the first multi-point dust, plasma, and magnetic field measurements in lunar orbit. This mission will advance the understanding of the electromagnetic space environment at the Moon in support of the Artemis program, exploration, and the geosciences, helping to understand how future astronauts, robots, and space hardware will live and work on the lunar surface.

The mission is being developed at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) with the interaction of different partners in Brazil and abroad. As part of the evolutionary characteristic of programs developed at ITA Space Center (CEI), the SelenITA mission is expected to share part of the development with other missions such as ITASAT-2.

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Keywords Propulsion

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