Satellite SkyHopper
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status not launched, expected in 2025
Launcher not launched
Organisation University of Melbourne
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Australia

Rapid follow-up of Gamma Ray Bursts using telescope for 1-1.7 micron observations with actively cooled detector.


Rapid follow-up of Gamma Ray Bursts originating in the infancy of the Universe and in searching for extra-solar planet around the coldest stars in the Solar neighbourhood. Reflective telescope optimized for 1-1.7 micron observations with an actively cooled detector with 4 megapixel.

SpIRIT, to be launched by 2022, represents a substantial step towards SkyHopper’s ultimate success, and demonstrates the strength of the collaboration between the two countries for conducting astrophysics research from space.

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Last modified: 2023-06-09

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