Stratus
Name Stratus
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation Michigan Technological University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Demonstrate measuring cloud fraction, cloud top height, and cloud top wind with performance comparable to NASA’s spacecraft.

Description

Demonstrate a low-cost CubeSat platform capable of measuring cloud fraction, cloud top height, and cloud top wind with performance comparable to the best data obtained from NASA’s flagship Earth-observing spacecraft. Cloud properties are important for the energy budget of the Earth, as both incoming sunlight and outgoing thermal radiation are very sensitive to cloud variables.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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