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CINEMA 1, 2, 3, 4 (KHUSAT 1, 2)

CINEMA [CINEMA consortium]

CINEMA (Cubesat for Ion, Neutral, Electron, Magnetic fields) is an international nanosatellite science mission of cooperative university institutions with the objective to provide critical space weather measurements, including unique high sensitivity mapping of ENAs (Energetic Neutral Atoms), and high cadence movies of ring current ENAs in stereo from low Earth orbit.

By the selection of its sensor complement, the mission will pave the way for “magnetospheric constellations” with many satellites making multipoint observations. The project emphasizes student involvement with guidance by experienced engineers and scientists. The implementation of the project is realized using a combination of flight heritage and innovation that balances risk and safety.

CINEMA is a CubeSat (3U) science mission of the following collaborating institutions (CINEMA consortium):

  • UCB/SSL (University of California, Berkeley/Space Sciences Laboratory), Berkeley, CA, USA lead institution
  • ICL (Imperial College London), London, UK
  • KHU (Kyung Hee University), Seoul, Korea.
  • NASA/ARC (Ames Research Center), Mountain View, CA.

Within the CINEMA program, KHU and UCB will develop and fly three identical CINEMA nanosatellites (hence, the name Trio CINEMA) to provide stereo ENA imaging of the ring current. A fourth satellite was added later.

  • The first and fourth nanosatellites are provided by UCB/SSL
  • Two nanosatellites will be provided by KHU (KyungHeeUniversity) to be launched at a later date
  • Three magnetometers are provided by ICL (Imperial College London).

The CINEMA nanosatellite consists of bus avionics providing power, communications, and C&DHS (Command and Data Handling System), plus two instruments: the MAGIC (MAGnetometer from Imperial College), and the STEIN (SupraThermal Electrons Ions & Neutrals) particle detector. The system is based on existing bus and instrument designs

Both CINEMA-2 and -3 satellites were successfully deployed in orbit, but no signals were received from them.

Nation: USA, South Korea, UK
Type / Application: Research, magnetosphere
Operator: CINEMA consortium
Contractors: CINEMA consortium
Equipment: MAGIC, STEIN
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: none
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 770 km × 480 km, 64°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CINEMA 1 2012-048G 13.09.2012 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(401) with Intruder 6A, Intruder 6B, Aeneas, SMDC-ONE 2.1, SMDC-ONE 2.2, STARE A, CSSWE, CXBN, AeroCube 4A, AeroCube 4B, AeroCube 4C, CP 5, OUTSat
CINEMA 2 (KHUSAT 1) 2013-066J 21.11.2013 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with DubaiSat 2, STSAT 3, SkySat 1, WNISAT 1, BRITE-PL, AprizeSat 7, AprizeSat 8, UniSat 5, Delfi-n3Xt, Dove 3, Dove 4, Triton 1, CINEMA 3, OPTOS, CubeBug 2, GOMX 1, NEE 02 Krysaor, FUNcube 1, HiNCube, ZACUBE 1, ICube 1, HumSat-D, PUCP-SAT 1, First-MOVE, UWE 3, VELOX P2, Pocket-PUCP, BeakerSat 1, QubeScout S1, Wren, $50SAT, BPA 3
CINEMA 3 (KHUSAT 2) 2013-066L 21.11.2013 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with DubaiSat 2, STSAT 3, SkySat 1, WNISAT 1, BRITE-PL, AprizeSat 7, AprizeSat 8, UniSat 5, Delfi-n3Xt, Dove 3, Dove 4, Triton 1, CINEMA 2, OPTOS, CubeBug 2, GOMX 1, NEE 02 Krysaor, FUNcube 1, HiNCube, ZACUBE 1, ICube 1, HumSat-D, PUCP-SAT 1, First-MOVE, UWE 3, VELOX P2, Pocket-PUCP, BeakerSat 1, QubeScout S1, Wren, $50SAT, BPA 3
CINEMA 4 - (via NASA ELaNa program) with ?