skCube
skCube
Name skCube
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was semi-operational until 2019-01-12. Was operational until 2017-07-08. (Public news)
Launched 2017-06-23
NORAD ID 42789
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher PSLV
Organisation Slovak Organisation for Space Activities
Institution Non-profit
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation Slovakia
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Oneliner

Observe the ultraviolet radiation upper atmosphere on the night side of the Earth

Description

Observe the ultraviolet radiation upper atmosphere on the night side of the Earth. Without direct and reflected light of the sun and the moon is made up predominantly UV emission of the upper layer of the atmosphere at altitudes of about 80 to 120 km. Contribute to, and other components of the radiation reflected from the Earth's surface or scattered in the atmosphere. The main objective is to demonstrate the potential of our country. Planning educational & popularisation outreach. It will include a digipeater on UHF, a CW beacon on UHF and an imager using 2.4GHz downlinks. There will be other additional experiments including a VLF receiver.

Failure cause On-Board Computer stopped working. Communications module continued sending beacon. Both thought to be due to radiation as effects have been noticed from South-Atlantic anomaly.
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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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