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Irvine 03

The Irvine 03 is a 1U CubeSat an education effort to teach, train, and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals, while creating opportunities for underrepresented groups in STEM-related fields.

It will include a technology demonstration of an X-ray Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) sensor and electrospray thrusters.

The primary science instrument for Irvine 03 is an X-Ray CZT 64-Pixel Sensor. The sensor will point with precision at the Crab Nebula Pulsar which is over 6,523 light years away from Earth.

It was selected in 2018 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, astronomy, X-ray
Operator: Irvine Public School Foundation
Contractors: Irvine Public School Foundation
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: Electric propulsion system
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Irvine 03 - 2019 (via NASA ELaNa program) with ?