UNITE (Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer)

UNITE
UNITE
UNITE
Name UNITE (Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status 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 Link-1 Link-2 Link-3 Link-4
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2019-10-21
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