X-Cubesat (XCubeSat, FR01)

Name X-Cubesat (XCubeSat, FR01)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2019-02-04. Was operational (Last JA0CAW report 2019-02-04)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42707
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V (QB50)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-17
Organisation Ecole Polytechnique
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation France
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners QB50

Part of QB50 to study lower termosphere.


The purpose of this CubeSat includes: upper atmosphere science; radio communication experiments; technology demonstrator; education, training and outreach. It will also provide an Amateur FM transponder. QB50.

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Last modified: 2023-06-09
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