|Units or mass
|not launched, expected in 2025
|University of Strathclyde
|Academic / Education
Aims to be first student-led Scottish CubeSat and demonstrate space-based passive bistatic radar (PBR) for space debris detection.
Aims to launch the first Scottish student-led CubeSat into space. This mission will encourage increased responsibility and sustainability in the space environment.
STRATHcube is developing two payloads to target the current limitations in Space Situational Awareness:
A method to detect debris could be to use space-based passive bistatic radar (PBR). The STRATHcube project proposes to launch a CubeSat into LEO as a PBR technology demonstrator where a signal processing algorithm developed at the University of Strathclyde to detect space debris will be tested. The concept involves a radar receiver and antenna on-board a CubeSat orbiting at a low altitude to detect the radio signals transmitted by operational satellites orbiting at higher altitudes
STRATHcube’s mission is split into roughly three phases.
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|SSA-Space Situational Awareness
Last modified: 2023-06-08