VPM (Very low frequency Particle Mapper, Very Low Frequency Propagation Mapper, VLF Wave and Particle Precipitation Mapper)

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Name VPM (Very low frequency Particle Mapper, Very Low Frequency Propagation Mapper, VLF Wave and Particle Precipitation Mapper)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Reentry 2022-09-29. Was operational until 2021-09-XX, 8 months? (Housekeeping graphs stop at week 30 in SmallSat 2022 paper as of 2022-12-24)
Launched 2019-12-05
NORAD ID 45125?
Deployer Slingshot / Equalizer [SEOPS]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-19) (SEOPS-2)
Deployment Deployed from Cygnus on 2020-02-01
Organisation Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
GS Service KSAT
Launch brokerer SEOPS, Spaceflight
Costs $4.5 million for the program
Oneliner

Critical augmentation for the AFRL Demonstration and Science Experiment (DSX) satellite.

Description

Critical augmentation for the AFRL Demonstration and Science Experiment (DSX) satellite. Answers key DSX physics: Can we transmit VLF across the space plasma sheath into the far-field. Sensors to observe precipitating energetic particles induced by DSX.

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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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