Hoopoe [Herzliya Science Center]
Hoopoe is an Israeli 2U-CubeSat constructed by the Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Center as part of the QB50 mission.
The purpose of this CubeSat includes upper atmosphere science, radio communication experiments, technology demonstrator, education, training and outreach.
As a payload for QB50, the satellite carries a multineedle Langmuir probe (mNLP) sampling the electron density of the space around it, Thermistors and a Magnetometer.
The satellite was launched with the bulk of the QB50 constellation to the ISS in 2017, from where the satellite was deployed on 18 May 2017.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Center|
|Contractors:||Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Center|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 403 km, 51.64°|
|Hoopoe (QB50 IL01)||1998-067LZ||18.04.2017||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(401)||with Cygnus CRS-7, ALTAIR 1, SUSat, UNSW-EC0, i-INSPIRE 2, ZA-AeroSat, nSIGHT 1, Ex-Alta 1, LilacSat 1, NJUST 1, Aoxiang 1, SOMP 2, QBITO, Aalto 2, X-CubeSat, SpaceCube, DUTHSat, UPSat, LINK, SNUSAT 1, SNUSAT 1b, qbee50-LTU-OC, BeEagleSat, HAVELSAT, Phoenix, PolyITAN-2-SAU, QBUS 1, QBUS 2, QBUS 4, IceCube, CSUNSat 1, CXBN 2, KySat 3, SHARC, Biarri-Point, Lemur-2 30, ..., 33|