TEMPEST-D (Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems - Demonstrator)

TEMPEST-D
Name TEMPEST-D (Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems - Demonstrator)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Reentry 2021-06-21. Was operational (CubeSat Workshop talk from 2021-04-31 checked on 2021-08-12)
Launched 2018-05-21
NORAD ID 43547
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Antares
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2018-07-13
Organisation Colorado State University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Blue Canyon
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Costs $8.2 million
Oneliner

Risk mitigation for the TEMPEST mission that will provide the first temporal observations of cloud and precipitation processes.

Description

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.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
Detailed TEMPEST-D entry in the Database
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