|Name||TEMPEST-D (Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems - Demonstrator)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||Reentry 2021-06-21. Was operational (CubeSat Workshop talk from 2021-04-31 checked on 2021-08-12)|
|Deployer||NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]|
|Deployment||Deployed from ISS on 2018-07-13|
|Organisation||Colorado State University|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Blue Canyon|
Risk mitigation for the TEMPEST mission that will provide the first temporal observations of cloud and precipitation processes.
Provides risk mitigation for the TEMPEST mission that will provide the first temporal observations of cloud and precipitation processes on a global scale. These observations are important to understand the linkages in and between Earth’s water and energy balance, as well as to improve our understanding of cloud model microphysical processes that are vital to climate change prediction.