October 8, 2011

More Cube Satellites heading to sky

More Cube Satellites toward sky nex 27 Oct 2011

E1P (Explorer 1 Prime)
Explorer 1 [PRIME] (E1P) is a Montana Space Grant Consortium Cubesat-class satellite in development by the Space Science and Engineering Laboratory (SSEL) at Montana State University.

RAX (Radio Aurora Explorer) is a student-built nanosatellite for ionospheric research. It is built on a triple CubeSat structure.

The RAX will measure the energy flow in the ionosphere, the highest part of Earth's atmosphere where solar radiation turns regular atoms into charged particles.

RAX is a Ground-to-Space Bistatic Radar Experiment. The RAX satellite will act as a receiver that will pick up signals from a ground radar transmitter. These radar pulses will reflect off disturbances, or space weather phenomena, in the ionosphere

AubieSat 1
AubieSat 1 is a 1U CubeSat built by students of the Auburn University. The science mission is to measure gamma rays produced by high-altitude thunderstorms. The data collected by the satellite will be transmitted to the ground station in the Physics Department for analysis.

M-Cubed is a 1U CubeSat deceloped by the University of Michigan's Student Space Systems Fabrication Lab (S3FL). Development began in 2007.

The objective of MCubed is to obtain a mid resolution image to date of Earth with at least 60% land mass and a maximum of 20% cloud coverage from a single cubesat platform. S3FL is also developing the MCubed bus with the intention of making it a heritage design, thus allowing for future missions to be flown on the same bus


DICE (Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment) will map geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere. Two identical spinning spacecraft will measure plasma density and electric fields to determine the how and why of variations in ionospheric plasma density that affect the performance of communications, surveillance, and navigation systems on earth and in space.


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