SpIRIT (Space Industry – Responsive – Intelligent – Thermal)

Name SpIRIT (Space Industry – Responsive – Intelligent – Thermal)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Mass in kg 11.5 kg
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation University of Melbourne
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Australia
Manufacturer AIVT by Inovor
Operator Inovor
Costs $2.8M grant for the project.

Demonstrator cubesat carrying an X-ray detector and propulsion system.


Demonstrator cubesat carrying an X-ray detector provided by the Italian Space Agency and innovative Australian-made technologies including sophisticated on-board computers and radios, and our miniaturised electric propulsion system.
It will run a suite of powerful scientific instruments, cameras, guidance systems, communication antennae, on-board computers with artificial intelligence capabilities, and even its own electric propulsion thruster.

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Keywords Propulsion

Last modified: 2022-12-31
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