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DIDO 1, 2

DIDO 1 [SpacePharma]

The DIDO are 3U CubeSat satellites for micro-gravity rersearch designed by the Israeli / Swiss company SpacePharma.

The satellites contain the mGnify miniaturized end-to-end lab, that can be remote controlled from anywhere. The mGnify unit can perform experiments on bacterial growth, antibiotics resistance, self-assembly, enzymatic reactions, polymerization, nanoparticle synthesis, particle aggregation dynamics, emulsion stability and crystallization.

The first satellite, DIDO 1 wil fly on a multi satellite mission on a Falcon-9 v1.2 rocket in 2016.

The second mission, DIDO 2 or Chen Jiayong 1, carried experiments from a collaboration between Spacepharma Israel Ltd, CAS IPE, Spacety China Ltd, and the Institute of Mechanics. It was originally manifested on a Dnepr rocket. As the availability of Dnepr had become doubtful, it has now been moved to a bulk CubeSat launch on an Indian PSLV-XL. The launch in February 2017 was successful.

Nation: Israel, Switzerland
Type / Application: Micro-gravity research
Operator: SpacePharma
Contractors: SpacePharma
Equipment: mGnify lab
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DIDO 1 - 2017 with ?, BlackSky Pathfinder 2, eXCITe, SeeMe, Arkyd 6A, Corvus-BC 3, EcAMSat, ITASAT 1, CNUSail 1, ICE-Cap, ISARA, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, CANYVAL-X 1, CANYVAL-X 2, STEP Cube Lab, OCSD B, OCSD C, Fox 1C, Fox 1D, PropCube 2, skCUBE, SUCHAI
DIDO 2 (Chen Jiayong 1) 2017-008BE 15.02.2017 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2D, INS 1A, INS 1B, Flock-3p 1, ..., 88, Lemur-2 22, ..., 29, BGUSat, PEASSS, Al-Farabi 1, Nayif 1