SPATIUM (Space Precision Atomic-clock TIming Utility Mission)

Name SPATIUM (Space Precision Atomic-clock TIming Utility Mission)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Operational (Press release on 2018-11-05 and news on 2019-01-22 and Smallsat 2019)
Launched 2018-09-22
NORAD ID 43639
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher H-IIB (H2B)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2018-10-06
Organisation Kyushu Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA

Chip scale atomic clock to help map ionosphere plasma density.


New technique for ionosphere mapping using a constellation of CubeSats equipped with Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) to provide real-time three-dimensional mapping of ionosphere plasma density at the altitudes of electron density peak (200 to 400 km above the Earth).

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