Satellite UNSW-EC0 (AU02)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2018-12-03. Was operational (Last SatNOGS report 2018-12-03)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42723
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-25
Entity name The University of New South Wales
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters Australia
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners QB50

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere and test GPS-RO receiver.


Main mission is to study the thermosphere by means of ion/neutral mass spectrometry and temperature measurements. four secondary mission goals. Firstly, to perform verification of a GPS receiver and additional Radio Reflectometry and Radio Occultation experiments using GPS signals.

Secondly, a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) will monitor Single Event Upsets (SEU) and recover from them within a fixed time-limit. Thirdly, a microkernel operating system is flown to show it can do critical system tasks, such as ADCS control. Lastly, the structure of the CubeSat will be made by 3D printing techniques. QB50.

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Last modified: 2023-11-04

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