UNITE (Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer)

Name UNITE (Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2021-10-19. Was operational? (Undated description on website checked on 2019-05-26 and Smallsat 2019)
Launched 2018-12-05
NORAD ID 44031
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-16)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2019-01-31
Organisation Purdue University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by NearSpace Launch
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Oneliner Make a series of global measurements in the lower ionosphere to asses drag and compare against thermal models.
Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2021-12-28
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