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Hoopoe (QB50 IL01)

Hoopoe [Herzliya Science Center]

Hoopoe is an Israeli 2U-CubeSat constructed by the Space Laboratory of theHerzliya 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.

Nation: Greece
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Space Laboratory of theHerzliya Science Center
Contractors: Space Laboratory of theHerzliya Science Center
Equipment: mNLP
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 months
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 403 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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, Lemur-2 30, ..., 33

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